J & J Snack Foods Corp (NASDAQ:JJSF) SVP Dennis G. Moore sold 5,250 shares of J & J Snack Foods stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $145.14, for a total value of $761,985.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 80,877 shares in the company, valued at $11,738,487.78. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of JJSF stock opened at $144.80 on Friday. J & J Snack Foods Corp has a 1-year low of $124.10 and a 1-year high of $159.05. The firm has a market cap of $2.67 billion, a PE ratio of 34.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.12 and a beta of 0.58.

J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 30th. The company reported $1.39 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.51 by ($0.12). J & J Snack Foods had a net margin of 9.06% and a return on equity of 11.36%. The business had revenue of $306.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $312.55 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.34 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that J & J Snack Foods Corp will post 4.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. grew its holdings in shares of J & J Snack Foods by 78.6% during the first quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 1,179 shares of the company’s stock valued at $161,000 after buying an additional 519 shares in the last quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc purchased a new position in shares of J & J Snack Foods during the second quarter valued at $206,000. Advisor Partners LLC purchased a new position in shares of J & J Snack Foods during the second quarter valued at $217,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new position in shares of J & J Snack Foods during the second quarter valued at $220,000. Finally, Two Sigma Advisers LP purchased a new position in shares of J & J Snack Foods during the fourth quarter valued at $235,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 67.49% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on JJSF. Zacks Investment Research upgraded J & J Snack Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 27th. BidaskClub upgraded J & J Snack Foods from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 10th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded J & J Snack Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $145.50.

J & J Snack Foods Company Profile

J&J Snack Foods Corp. manufactures, markets, and distributes various nutritional snack foods and beverages to the food service and retail supermarket industries in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company operates through three segments: Food Service, Retail Supermarkets, and Frozen Beverages.

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