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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SAFM. The maximum price target given was 142, implying potential capital gains of 10.67 percent. The minimum price target given was 85, which equates to a potential downside of -33.75 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.14 percent. That number becomes 32.77 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SAFM to grow at a rate of 6.68 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of SAFM is 1.99.

In the last 52-weeks, SAFM has achieved a high of 129.50 and a low of 74.07. Today's price is 73.23 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 0.92 percent. 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 market cap of SAFM is $2.87 billion. SAFM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.