John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBSS) has been assigned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating.

Brokers have set a one year consensus target price of $91.00 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned John B. Sanfilippo & Son an industry rank of 101 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on JBSS shares. ValuEngine lowered John B. Sanfilippo & Son from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. BidaskClub lowered John B. Sanfilippo & Son from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, December 13th.

In other news, COO Jasper Brian Sanfilippo, Jr. sold 4,384 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $98.04, for a total transaction of $429,807.36. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 18,157 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,780,112.28. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, COO Jasper Brian Sanfilippo, Jr. sold 5,021 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $98.15, for a total value of $492,811.15. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 18,157 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,782,109.55. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 15,128 shares of company stock valued at $1,517,123. Insiders own 22.35% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in 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. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in 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. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in John B. Sanfilippo & Son by 12.1% during the 2nd quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 136,919 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,911,000 after purchasing an additional 14,765 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in John B. Sanfilippo & Son by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 123,508 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,843,000 after purchasing an additional 2,918 shares during the period. Finally, Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in John B. Sanfilippo & Son by 22.7% during the 2nd quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 112,662 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,979,000 after purchasing an additional 20,839 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 66.59% of the company’s stock.

Shares of JBSS opened at $88.02 on Friday. John B. Sanfilippo & Son has a twelve month low of $60.65 and a twelve month high of $107.86. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $93.27 and its two-hundred day moving average is $91.52. The firm has a market capitalization of $997.82 million, a PE ratio of 22.01 and a beta of 0.90. 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 announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 29th. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.21. John B. Sanfilippo & Son had a return on equity of 18.95% and a net margin of 5.15%. The company had revenue of $217.85 million for the quarter.

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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