Barclays Lowers J. M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM) Price Target to $123.00

J. M. Smucker (NYSE:SJMFree Report) had its target price decreased by Barclays from $132.00 to $123.00 in a report published on Monday morning, Benzinga reports. Barclays currently has an equal weight rating on the stock.

A number of other analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus raised J. M. Smucker from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $135.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Citigroup upped their target price on J. M. Smucker from $137.00 to $139.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, June 7th. StockNews.com cut J. M. Smucker from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Monday, June 3rd. DA Davidson started coverage on J. M. Smucker in a research report on Friday, March 1st. They issued a neutral rating and a $132.00 price target for the company. Finally, TD Cowen reduced their target price on J. M. Smucker from $140.00 to $135.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, June 7th. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $132.64.

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J. M. Smucker Trading Up 0.7 %

J. M. Smucker stock opened at $110.94 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 0.52 and a quick ratio of 0.25. J. M. Smucker has a one year low of $106.32 and a one year high of $154.34. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.78 billion, a PE ratio of 15.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.23. The business’s fifty day moving average is $113.20 and its 200 day moving average is $120.71.

J. M. Smucker (NYSE:SJMGet Free Report) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, June 6th. The company reported $2.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.32 by $0.34. J. M. Smucker had a return on equity of 14.15% and a net margin of 9.10%. The business had revenue of $2.21 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.24 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $2.64 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts predict that J. M. Smucker will post 10.08 EPS for the current year.

J. M. Smucker Dividend Announcement

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, May 17th were issued a dividend of $1.06 per share. This represents a $4.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 16th. J. M. Smucker’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 59.55%.

Insider Buying and Selling at J. M. Smucker

In other J. M. Smucker news, insider Jeannette L. Knudsen sold 3,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $124.77, for a total value of $399,264.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 8,946 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,116,192.42. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 3.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional Trading of J. M. Smucker

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of SJM. Boston Partners acquired a new stake in shares of J. M. Smucker in the first quarter worth approximately $364,990,000. Norges Bank purchased a new position in J. M. Smucker during the fourth quarter worth approximately $157,077,000. Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its position in J. M. Smucker by 487.5% during the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 1,459,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $178,961,000 after buying an additional 1,210,837 shares in the last quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB raised its position in J. M. Smucker by 363.8% in the fourth quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 1,274,015 shares of the company’s stock valued at $160,258,000 after purchasing an additional 999,315 shares during the period. Finally, Point72 Asset Management L.P. raised its position in J. M. Smucker by 21,858.1% in the fourth quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 680,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $86,027,000 after purchasing an additional 677,600 shares during the period. 81.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

J. M. Smucker Company Profile

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The J. M. Smucker Company manufactures and markets branded food and beverage products worldwide. It operates in three segments: U.S. Retail Pet Foods, U.S. Retail Coffee, and U.S. Retail Consumer Foods. The company offers mainstream roast, ground, single serve, and premium coffee; peanut butter and specialty spreads; fruit spreads, toppings, and syrups; jelly products; nut mix products; shortening and oils; frozen sandwiches and snacks; pet food and pet snacks; and foodservice hot beverage, foodservice portion control, and flour products, as well as dog and cat food, frozen handheld products, juices and beverages, and baking mixes and ingredients.

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