The Sanderson Farms, Inc

About 183,748 shares traded. Sterling Capital Management LLC now controls 10,830 shares worth $1,252,000. Strs Ohio now owns 1,400 shares of the company's stock valued at $161,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the period. Eqis Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Sanderson Farms by 7.7% in the first quarter. The stock of Sanderson Farms, Inc.

Shares of Sanderson Farms (SAFM) traded down 3.04% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $136.67.

The company is so far trading down from yesterday's close of $143.02.

Dividend History for Sanderson Farms, Inc. This dividend amount was represent a yeild of $0.68. The 50 day moving average was up by +9.62% and the 200 day average went up $27.45 or +24.19%.

Vanguard Group Inc bought 1,875,447 shares during the last quarter increasing its exposure to Sanderson Farms, 179,468.6%. The company reported $5.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.47 by $1.62, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $931.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $921.40 million. Analysts expect next quarter's EPS to be $3.44 with next year's EPS anticipated to be $10.52. Trading volume for Sanderson Farms, Inc. was 385K in the last trading session.

Recent Insider Trading for Sanderson Farms, Inc. The dividend yield was $0.68. The ex-dividend date was set for Friday the 28th of July 2017.

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Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a "sell" rating and set a $85.00 price target on shares of Sanderson Farms in a report on Friday, June 9th. They presently have a $129.00 price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of $112.00. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Sanderson Farms from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, June 12. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. $18.25's average target is 54.01% above currents $11.85 stock price.

On 8/26/2016 John Bierbusse, Director, sold 750 with an average share price of $97.00 per share and the total transaction amounting to $72,750.00. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc. owns 8,532 shares valued at $987,000. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. The total value of its holdings decreased 59.7%. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Lsv Asset Management increased Sanderson Farms Inc. The Firm is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken, and also preparation, processing, marketing and distribution of processed and minimally prepared chicken. It sells ice pack, chill pack, bulk pack and frozen chicken, in whole, cut-up and boneless form, under the Sanderson Farms brand name to retailers, distributors, casual dining operators, customers reselling frozen chicken into export markets.

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