Sanderson Farms expects further improvement in 2H14 The company said old soy crop prices remain tight. The USDA has lowered the expected corn carryout in each of its last four reports, which means the company will need good weather this summer to rebuild soy supplies and maintain lower-priced corn. The company adds that construction in Palestine is on schedule and "coming along well." It targets the first calendar quarter of 2015 for operations to begin there. Comments taken from Q2 earnings conference call.
Sanderson Farms weakness a buying opportunity, says Cleveland Research Cleveland Research recommends taking advantage of weakness in Sanderson Farms due to weaker breast meat prices and raised estimates to reflect lower feed costs and higher wing pricing forecasts. Shares are Buy rated.
Protein stock pullback on Sanderson comments overdone, says BMO Capital BMO Capital views yesterday's decline in Sanderson Farms (SAFM), Pilgrim's Pride (PPC) and Tyson Foods (TSN) as an overreaction to Sanderson's comments regarding breast prices falling to year-ago levels for the next four months. BMO notes that breast prices always dip in the fall. Following Sanderson's investor day, BMO said it sees a greater probability of chicken margins remaining at near-record levels in 2015. It keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.