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The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) Is Not Likely To Be The Same Tomorrow

After Hours

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$3.95, or -2.63%, to $145.96. The The J. M. Smucker Company has recorded 25,461 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that The J.M. Smucker Co. to Participate in the BofA Securities 2023 Consumer and Retail Conference.

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Stocks Info

The J. M. Smucker Company is listed on the NYSE in the Consumer Defensive sector while operating in the Packaged Foods industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $149.91 and fluctuated between $152.66 as its day high and $147.11 as its day low. The current market capitalization of The J. M. Smucker Company is $16.04B. A total of 0.91 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 908.07K shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, SJM has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 25 BUYs and 37 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 121,264 shares during that period but sold 1,144,228.

In the most recent transaction, SMUCKER RICHARD K sold 26,294 shares of SJM for 150.04 per share on Mar 07. After the transaction, the Director now owns 629,282 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 06, Marshall Tucker H sold 2,496 shares at 150.51 per share. SJM shares that Chief Financial Officer owns now total 7,668.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Penrose Jill R disposed of 4,543 shares on Sep 07 at a per-share price of $140.83. This resulted in the Chief People & Admin Officer holding 9,106 shares of SJM after the transaction. In another insider transaction, SMUCKER RICHARD K sold 20,000 shares at $142.28 per share on Aug 26. Company shares held by the Director now total 631,010.


The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. The J. M. Smucker Company pays an annual dividend of $4.08, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.72%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.53. SJM’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/9/2023 when it declared a $1.02 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/1/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/1/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 11/9/2022. The SJM stock dividend was $1.02 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for SJM in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $151.50 with high estimates of $170.00 and low estimates of $128.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SJM has a high of $163.07 and a low of $119.82.

As of this writing, SJM has an earnings estimate of $2.12 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 12 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.24 per share and a lower estimate of $2.03. The company reported an EPS of $1.67 in the last quarter, which was 31.50% higher than expectations of $1.27.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 17 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for SJM is Underweight with a score of 2.80. A total of 1 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 12 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 3 thought it should be Sold.

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