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

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM): $186.10

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  • SAFM scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 99.01% of US stocks.
  • SAFM's strongest trending metric is Sentiment; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • SAFM's current lowest rank is in the Momentum metric (where it is better than 20.6% of US stocks).

SAFM Stock Summary

  • Sanderson Farms Inc's stock had its IPO on December 20, 1989, making it an older stock than 88.33% of US equities in our set.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -64.54%, Sanderson Farms Inc's debt growth rate surpasses merely 5.39% of about US stocks.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Sanderson Farms Inc is reporting a growth rate of -490.21%; that's higher than just 4% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Sanderson Farms Inc are MDRX, YCBD, PMD, LBRT, and ANGO.
  • Visit SAFM's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

SAFM Valuation Summary

  • SAFM's price/sales ratio is 0.9; this is 68.97% lower than that of the median Consumer Defensive stock.
  • SAFM's price/sales ratio has moved up $0.6 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SAFM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SAFM 2018-08-21 0.7 1.6 8.4 5.7
SAFM 2016-02-23 0.7 1.9 9.1 5.3
SAFM 2008-03-12 0.5 1.9 8.8 6.3
SAFM 2006-11-22 0.6 1.7 -45.6 -28.6
SAFM 2004-10-21 0.6 2.3 6.2 3.4
SAFM 2003-09-15 0.5 2.3 10.5 6.5

SAFM Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of SAFM, see our SAFM price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $181.67 Average Broker Recommendation 1.7 (Moderate Buy)

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SAFM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $186.10 52-week high $186.72
Prev. close $183.78 52-week low $108.57
Day low $182.01 Volume 446,400
Day high $186.38 Avg. volume 198,876
50-day MA $166.95 Dividend yield 0.95%
200-day MA $145.83 Market Cap 4.16B

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:
$186.10$32.48 -81%

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 19th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. 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 5.51 years, is -0.02% -- higher than just 19.41% of stocks in our DCF forecasting set.
  • Sanderson Farms Inc's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 0 -- greater than only 0% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.
  • Relative to other stocks in its sector (Consumer Defensive), Sanderson Farms Inc has a reliance on debt greater than just 10.88% of them.

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

PEP, ALCO, BUD, SPB, and ATGE can be thought of as valuation peers to SAFM, in the sense that they are in the Consumer Defensive sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest SAFM News From Around the Web

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Company News for Jun 23, 2021

Companies in The News Are: KFY,GME,SAFM,PLUG

Yahoo | June 23, 2021

Here's How Much a $1000 Investment in Sanderson Farms Made 10 Years Ago Would Be Worth Today

Why investing for the long run, especially if you buy certain popular stocks, could reap huge rewards.

Yahoo | June 23, 2021

US STOCKS-Nasdaq ends at record high as Big Tech roars back

The Nasdaq ended at a record high on Tuesday, lifted by Amazon, Microsoft and other top-shelf tech companies as investors shifted their focus to growth stocks. Microsoft's stock market value breached $2 trillion for the first time, while Apple, Facebook and Amazon also rallied.

Yahoo | June 22, 2021

Why Sanderson Farms Stock Rocketed 12% at the Open Today

The poultry giant is "in play," as Wall Street likes to say...or at least that's the hope, according to people in the know.

Yahoo | June 22, 2021

Sanderson Farms hits 52-week high amid sale whispers

Shares of the poultry giant soared in early trading Tuesday.

Yahoo | June 22, 2021

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SAFM Price Returns

1-mo 11.72%
3-mo 18.08%
6-mo N/A
1-year 61.32%
3-year 89.75%
5-year 139.34%
YTD 41.61%
2020 -24.15%
2019 79.16%
2018 -27.63%
2017 49.46%
2016 24.09%

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