John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBSS) insider James A. Valentine sold 2,556 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.62, for a total transaction of $198,396.72. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 10,327 shares in the company, valued at $801,581.74. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son stock traded up $0.60 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $77.87. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 78,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 45,488. John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. has a one year low of $53.12 and a one year high of $83.57. The firm has a market capitalization of $877.45 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.21 and a beta of 1.25. The company has a current ratio of 2.13, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09.

John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ:JBSS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The company reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.24. The company had revenue of $201.83 million during the quarter. John B. Sanfilippo & Son had a net margin of 3.88% and a return on equity of 14.35%.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 30th. Sidoti assumed coverage on shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son in a research note on Monday, April 1st. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Oxford Asset Management LLP purchased a new stake in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son in the first quarter valued at about $1,226,000. Hsbc Holdings PLC raised its holdings in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son by 2.7% in the first quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 13,572 shares of the company’s stock valued at $976,000 after purchasing an additional 360 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son by 8.3% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 106,807 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,676,000 after purchasing an additional 8,180 shares during the last quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son by 20.8% in the first quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 91,823 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,600,000 after purchasing an additional 15,834 shares during the last quarter. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company purchased a new stake in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son in the first quarter valued at about $233,000. Institutional investors own 72.62% of the company’s stock.

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John B. Sanfilippo & Son Company Profile

John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc, together with its subsidiary, JBSS Ventures, LLC, processes and distributes tree nuts and peanuts in the United States. The company 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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