The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) shares are trading at higher $120.75 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Hold. while the current analyst price target stands at $110.92.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $125.62 and the low is $91.88. Over the last 52 weeks, SJM is up 6.92% while the S&P 500 is up 19.49%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, SJM reported a profit of $788.4 million. The J. M. Smucker Company also saw revenues increase to $2.09 billion. In addition, SJM has free cash flow of $985.5 million as of 04-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $460.1 million which compares well with its peers.
SJM booked profit margins of 9.90%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 9.60%, and its Return on Assets is 4.60%. All told, it is clear that, SJM 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. SJM has a short ratio of 8.33 and outstanding shares of 113.70M.
SJM has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 6.83. The J. M. Smucker Company SJM also noted assets of $16.97 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as SJM has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, The J. M. Smucker Company SJM has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, SJM 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.
The J. M. Smucker Company SJM is now commanding a market cap of 13.75B and a float of 109.17M. SJM 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 SJM stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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