Sanderson Farms INC (SAFM) Shareholder James Investment Research INC Lifted Stake by $4.63 Million as Share Price Declined

April 17, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.17, from 0.87 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 32 investors sold SAFM shares while 91 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 23.31 million shares or 6.24% more from 21.94 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 121 were accumulated by Weaver C Barksdale And Associates. Aull Monroe Inv Mgmt Corporation owns 2,250 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Piermont Cap Management has 10,730 shares for 0.49% of their portfolio. Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt invested in 0% or 11,322 shares. Systematic Management Lp reported 9,725 shares. Nordea Mgmt Ab owns 42,600 shares. Lsv Asset Mgmt holds 1.14 million shares. Nuance Investments Lc holds 26,128 shares. Wolverine Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability invested 0% in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM). Jennison Associates Llc owns 0% invested in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) for 6,913 shares. M&T National Bank & Trust has invested 0% of its portfolio in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.02% or 29,300 shares in its portfolio. 3,800 were accumulated by Highbridge Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp. Moreover, Rhumbline Advisers has 0.01% invested in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM). State Of Wisconsin Board owns 0.01% invested in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) for 17,700 shares.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $90,285 activity.

James Investment Research Inc increased its stake in Sanderson Farms Inc (SAFM) by 19.35% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. James Investment Research Inc bought 33,518 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.17% with the market. The institutional investor held 206,713 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $28.69 million, up from 173,195 at the end of the previous reported quarter. James Investment Research Inc who had been investing in Sanderson Farms Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.63B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $114.98. About 164,244 shares traded. Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) has risen 19.74% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.19% the S&P500.

James Investment Research Inc, which manages about $5.64B and $2.92 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Shor Term Natl Muni Bo (SUB) by 58,533 shares to 61,391 shares, valued at $6.44 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Dowdupont Inc by 112,925 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 118,237 shares, and cut its stake in Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE:PNW).

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Sanderson Farms had 13 analyst reports since October 31, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 22 by Stephens. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, February 22 by Mizuho. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of SAFM in report on Tuesday, February 27 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, February 23 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, February 15. The company was maintained on Friday, December 15 by BMO Capital Markets. On Wednesday, April 11 the stock rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Neutral”. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, February 28 by Vertical Group. The stock of Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, November 16.

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