Investor Confidence is Rising for Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (NASDAQ:CALM)

Investor Confidence is Rising for Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (NASDAQ:CALM)


The Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (CALM) shares are trading at higher $43.71 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy. The current analyst price target stands at $47.25.

To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $46.65 and the low is $30.74. Over the last 52 weeks, CALM is down -6.30% while the S&P 500 is up 1.07%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

In the last quarter, CALM reported a profit of $49.83 million. Cal-Maine Foods Inc. also saw revenues increase to $345.59 million. In addition, CALM has free cash flow of -$131.05 million as of 02-2020 The company’s EBITDA came in at $20.55 million which compares well with its peers.

CALM booked profit margins of -5.20%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is -6.50%, and its Return on Assets is -5.50%. All told, it is clear that, CALM needs to be on your watchlist.

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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. CALM has a short ratio of 5.10 and outstanding shares of 48.47M.

Company Outlook

CALM has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.36 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -1.28. Cal-Maine Foods Inc. CALM also noted assets of $1.12 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as CALM has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, Cal-Maine Foods Inc. CALM has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, CALM represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.

Cal-Maine Foods Inc. CALM is now commanding a market cap of 2.16B and a float of 30.31M. CALM is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of CALM stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!

Disclosure: we hold no position in CALM, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.