Analyst Ratings for Sanderson Farms Inc. (SAFM)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Sanderson Farms Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. Last month, SAFM received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 12 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 3 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SAFM. The highest price target was 142, implying potential capital gains of 10.67 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 85, implying a possible loss of -33.75 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.14 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 32.77 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.43 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 18.56 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of SAFM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 6.68 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SAFM has a PEG ratio of 1.99.

In the last 52-weeks, SAFM has achieved a high of 129.50 and a low of 74.07. Currently the stock is 73.23 percent higher than its low, and 0.92 percent lower than its 52-week high. SAFM has a price/earnings ratio of 13.26. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SAFM value stock report compares SAFM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.87 billion. SAFM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.