Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM): Price and Financial Metrics

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM)

Today's Latest Price: $142.25 USD

2.63 (1.88%)

Updated Jan 22 4:00pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 88 in Food Makers

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SAFM Stock Summary

  • Sanderson Farms Inc's stock had its IPO on December 20, 1989, making it an older stock than 88.37% of US equities in our set.
  • With a price/earnings ratio of 112.32, Sanderson Farms Inc P/E ratio is greater than that of about 91.17% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • The volatility of Sanderson Farms Inc's share price is greater than that of merely 10.21% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to SAFM, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are HLNE, GHM, WDFC, CPSH, and SMED.
  • SAFM's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Sanderson Farms Inc's official web site, go to

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SAFM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $142.25 52-week high $154.16
Prev. close $139.62 52-week low $102.13
Day low $138.77 Volume 298,300
Day high $142.69 Avg. volume 234,171
50-day MA $135.55 Dividend yield 1.24%
200-day MA $126.50 Market Cap 3.18B

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM) Company Bio

Sanderson Farms produces, processes, markets, and distributes fresh, frozen, and prepared chicken products in the United States. The company was founded in 1947 and is based in Laurel, Mississippi.

SAFM Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$142.25$0.83 -99%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for SAFM, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Sanderson Farms Inc ranked in the 4th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Sanderson Farms Inc, consider:

  • Its compound free cash flow growth rate, as measured over the past 5.56 years, is -0.33% -- higher than only 4.76% of stocks in our DCF forecasting set.
  • As a business, SAFM is generating more cash flow than only 18.27% of positive cash flow stocks in the Consumer Defensive.
  • The business' balance sheet reveals debt to be 2% of the company's capital (with equity being the remaining amount). Approximately merely 10.55% of US stocks with free cash flow have a lower reliance on debt in their capital structure.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Consumer Defensive that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as SAFM, try FMX, ARCE, BEDU, ONE, and SPB.

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Latest SAFM News From Around the Web

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Sanderson Farms, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

LAUREL, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- $SAFM--Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.44 (forty-four cents) per share payable February 16, 2021, to stockholders of record on February 2, 2021. Sanderson Farms, Inc. is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh, frozen and minimally prepared chicken. Its shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SAFM.

Business Wire | January 21, 2021

Fast-Food Boom Drives Rebound in Meat Sales for American Packers

(Bloomberg) -- American meatpackers are benefiting from one bright spot in the restaurant industry during the pandemic: fast-food sales.With most restaurants closed or operating at reduced capacity, customers have flocked to places including McDonald’s and Burger King, where they can simply drive through to grab food. That’s helped Cargill Inc.’s protein sales to food-services business to return to near normal, while Sanderson Farms Inc. is encouraged by the chicken-sandwich rivalry among quick-service restaurants, or QSR.Americans used to spend more than half of their food budget eating out before the virus struck, locking down cities from New York to Los Angeles and shuttering restaurants. Consumer behavior shifted, and businesses adapted to more online sales and increased delivery op...

Yahoo | December 24, 2020

Sanderson Farms profit slides 47% in fiscal ‘20

But income, sales climb in fourth quarter.

Food Business News | December 18, 2020

Is SAFM A Good Stock To Buy?

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Yahoo | December 18, 2020

Sanderson Farms Announces Retirement of Board Member John Baker

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) today announced that John H. Baker III has informed the Company that he will retire from the Sanderson Farms Board of Directors when his current term ends at the 2021 annual shareholders’ meeting.

Yahoo | December 18, 2020

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SAFM Price Returns

1-mo 8.20%
3-mo 8.62%
6-mo 28.22%
1-year -4.81%
3-year 10.07%
5-year 100.84%
YTD 7.60%
2020 -24.15%
2019 79.16%
2018 -27.63%
2017 49.46%
2016 24.09%

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