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Market Cap $M1,910Revenue $M2,775Net Margin (%)9.0Z-Score10.3
Enterprise Value $M1,764EPS $10.8Operating Margin %13.8F-Score8
P/E(ttm))7.6Cash Flow Per Share $-1.4Pre-tax Margin (%)13.7Higher ROA y-yY
Price/Book2.110-y EBITDA Growth Rate %0Quick Ratio2.2Cash flow > EarningsY
Price/Sales0.75-y EBITDA Growth Rate %0Current Ratio3.5Lower Leverage y-yY
Price/Cash Flow0y-y EBITDA Growth Rate %65.7ROA % (ttm)25.0Higher Current Ratio y-yY
Dividend Yield %1.0Insider Buy (3m)0ROE % (ttm)32.5Less Shares Outstanding y-yN
Payout Ratio %8.0Shares Outstanding M23.2ROI % (ttm)12.7Gross Margin Increase y-yY

Gurus Latest Trades with SAFM

Number of guru portfolios checked: 85. (List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)
TickerGuruDate Action
Impactdown Price Range
(Average)*
Current Price Change from Average Comment Current Shares
SAFMJoel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add0.23%$86.53 - $102.59
($94.41)
$ 82.5-13%Add 47.79%795,362
SAFMJohn Burbank 2014-09-30 Buy $86.53 - $102.59
($94.41)
$ 82.5-13%New holding, 3180 sh.3,180
SAFMJoel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add0.16%$76.59 - $97.3
($86.36)
$ 82.5-4%Add 31.99%538,175
SAFMDavid Dreman 2014-06-30 Add$76.59 - $97.3
($86.36)
$ 82.5-4%Add 26.44%746
SAFMJoel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add0.33%$70.55 - $78.96
($74.45)
$ 82.511%Add 210.26%407,742
SAFMJohn Keeley 2014-03-31 Buy 0.04%$70.55 - $78.96
($74.45)
$ 82.511%New holding, 32420 sh.32,420
SAFMDavid Dreman 2014-03-31 Buy $70.55 - $78.96
($74.45)
$ 82.511%New holding, 590 sh.590
SAFMJoel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add0.09%$60.62 - $72.44
($66.55)
$ 82.524%Add 65.88%131,419
SAFMJoel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add0.1%$64.02 - $75.07
($69.28)
$ 82.519%Add 137.7%79,225
SAFMArnold Schneider 2013-06-30 Sold Out -0.09%$54.44 - $71.18
($63.23)
$ 82.530%Sold Out0
SAFMJoel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce-0.09%$54.44 - $71.18
($63.23)
$ 82.530%Reduce -48.26%33,330
SAFMJoel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add0.04%$47.55 - $56.09
($51.58)
$ 82.560%Add 28.01%64,415
SAFMJoel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add0.1%$43.25 - $50.57
($46.94)
$ 82.576%Add 220.95%50,319
SAFMJoel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Buy 0.05%$36.51 - $45.89
($41.42)
$ 82.599%New holding, 15678 sh.15,678
SAFMLee Ainslie 2012-06-30 Sold Out -0.25%$45.23 - $54.88
($52.03)
$ 82.559%Sold Out0
SAFMThird Avenue Management 2012-03-31 Sold Out -0.01%$47.41 - $55.01
($47.58)
$ 82.573%Sold Out0
SAFMLee Ainslie 2011-09-30 Buy 0.2%$38.69 - $47.3
($43.2)
$ 82.591%New holding, 298603 sh.298,603
SAFMThird Avenue Management 2011-09-30 Reduce-0.29%$38.69 - $47.3
($43.2)
$ 82.591%Reduce -98.05%5,950
SAFMGeorge Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $40.73 - $48.64
($45.44)
$ 82.582%Sold Out0
SAFMThird Avenue Management 2011-06-30 Reduce-0.24%$40.73 - $48.64
($45.44)
$ 82.582%Reduce -47.88%305,503
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*The price and date might not be the actual time and price at which the transactions were made. In the case of institutional owners, the date is stated as the last day of their fiscal quarter. The prices are estimates if no accurate information available. Foreign holdings may not be included.

SAFM is held by these Gurus:

Ticker Guru Name Portfolio Date* Current Shares % of Shares Outstanding % of Total Assets Managed Change from Last Holdings Holding History
SAFM John Burbank 2014-09-303,1800.010New Buy
SAFM Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30795,3623.440.7+47.79%
SAFM John Keeley 2014-09-3030,8200.130.06
SAFM David Dreman 2014-09-3069000.01-7.51%
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SAFM: Insider Buys/Sells

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InsiderPosition Date Trades Shares Trade Price ($) Change (%) Details
PITTMAN JONES GAILDirector 2014-12-19Sell400$89.82-8.57view
Bierbusse JohnDirector 2014-12-19Sell2,285$85.14-3.55view
BANKS FRED L JRDirector 2014-06-09Sell2,000$93.74-12.4view
MOONEY DIANNEDirector 2014-06-05Sell6,010$97.37-15.66view
PITTMAN JONES GAILDirector 2014-06-04Sell500$93.95-12.59view
LIVINGSTON PHIL KDirector 2014-05-30Sell975$91.63-10.38view
BANKS FRED L JRDirector 2014-03-28Sell2,000$76.57.35view
LIVINGSTON PHIL KDirector 2014-02-28Sell3,500$77.545.91view
COCKRELL D MICHAELTreasurer & CFO 2014-02-28Sell5,287$77.236.33view
KHAYAT ROBERT CDirector 2014-02-26Sell4,608$77.246.32view

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Articles On GuruFocus.com
12 Consumer Goods Stocks with Huge Dividend Potential Oct 16 2013 
Update: Sanderson Farms and Pilgrim's Pride one year later Sep 27 2011 
Value Thoughts - Sanderson Farms Inc. Aug 26 2011 
Sanderson Farms Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Feb 24 2011 
Third Avenue Management Buys AMAT, WY, SAFM, GM, ABH, DNN, RYL, FNFG, Sells AVX, MTN, WL, PLD, KGC Feb 16 2011 
Sanderson Farms Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Dec 14 2010 
Counting chickens - Sanderson Farms Dec 10 2010 
"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." What Warren Buffett really meant: The principles of Dec 03 2010 
Guru Stocks Raising Dividends: COV, SAFM, CAG, MSFT, AIZ Oct 03 2010 
Two Consistent Dividend Paying Stocks in the News: MCD and LMT Sep 27 2010 

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Joelpep@google
ReplyJoelpep@google - 2 months ago
Any thoughts on why this stock draws so much short interest? I see earnings volatility due to commodity exposure in the chicken feed, but otherwise I see: conservative balance sheet, solid capital allocation by management, and tailwinds from health trends as people eat less beef and more white meat. Are the bears just waiting for the next drought?
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