Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY lifted its stake in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBSS) by 6.0% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,912 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 164 shares during the quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY’s holdings in John B. Sanfilippo & Son were worth $281,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of JBSS. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son by 4.0% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,625,742 shares of the company’s stock worth $129,556,000 after purchasing an additional 62,177 shares during the period. Invesco Ltd. grew its stake in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son by 106.2% during the 2nd quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 101,356 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,077,000 after purchasing an additional 52,195 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son by 6.9% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 593,047 shares of the company’s stock worth $47,260,000 after purchasing an additional 38,119 shares during the period. Nuveen Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son during the 2nd quarter worth $2,756,000. Finally, Assenagon Asset Management S.A. acquired a new position in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son during the 3rd quarter worth $2,891,000. 66.59% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on JBSS shares. BidaskClub cut shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday. ValuEngine cut shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. Finally, Sidoti upped their price target on shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son from $83.00 to $91.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 5th.

In related news, Director Daniel M. Wright sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.57, for a total value of $316,710.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 14,156 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,494,448.92. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Ellen Taaffe sold 997 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $103.78, for a total transaction of $103,468.66. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 10,069 shares in the company, valued at $1,044,960.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 23,960 shares of company stock worth $2,360,486. 22.35% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of NASDAQ JBSS opened at $92.48 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.99 and a beta of 0.92. John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. has a 52 week low of $53.12 and a 52 week high of $107.86. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $99.56 and its 200 day moving average price is $89.53. The company has a current ratio of 2.14, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09.

John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ:JBSS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 29th. The company reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $217.85 million for the quarter. John B. Sanfilippo & Son had a net margin of 5.15% and a return on equity of 18.95%.

The firm also recently disclosed a None dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 10th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 26th were paid a $2.00 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 25th.

About John B. Sanfilippo & Son

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ:JBSS)

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