Zacks: John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (JBSS) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

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Shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBSS) have earned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Zacks has also given John B. Sanfilippo & Son an industry rank of 206 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

JBSS has been the subject of several research reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, February 17th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd.

John B. Sanfilippo & Son traded up $0.30, hitting $72.10, during trading on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company had a trading volume of 105 shares, compared to its average volume of 51,214. John B. Sanfilippo & Son has a 1-year low of $54.32 and a 1-year high of $71.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a current ratio of 1.95. The company has a market capitalization of $801.07 million, a PE ratio of 24.10 and a beta of 1.08.

John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ:JBSS) last posted its earnings results on Friday, May 4th. The company reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.05. John B. Sanfilippo & Son had a net margin of 3.82% and a return on equity of 14.65%. The firm had revenue of $203.18 million during the quarter.

In other John B. Sanfilippo & Son news, insider James A. Valentine sold 6,160 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.00, for a total value of $418,880.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 10,665 shares in the company, valued at $725,220. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Timothy R. Donovan sold 5,908 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.27, for a total transaction of $385,615.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 12,012 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $784,023.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 22.09% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new position in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son in the first quarter worth $213,000. Connors Investor Services Inc. acquired a new position in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son in the fourth quarter worth $253,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son during the 4th quarter worth $262,000. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son by 13.0% during the 4th quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 7,812 shares of the company’s stock worth $494,000 after purchasing an additional 896 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son during the 4th quarter worth $545,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 67.43% of the company’s stock.

John B. Sanfilippo & Son Company Profile

John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, processes and distributes tree nuts and peanuts in the United States. It offers raw and processed nuts, including almonds, pecans, peanuts, black walnuts, English walnuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, pistachios, pine nuts, Brazil nuts, and filberts in various styles and seasonings.

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