Flowers Foods (FLO) Stock “Market Perform” Rating Reiterated at BMO Capital; The Target Price is $20; Limoneira Co (LMNR)’s Sentiment Is 2.21

November 15, 2017 - By reb123z

Among 12 analysts covering Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Flowers Foods has $30 highest and $16 lowest target. $21.13’s average target is 0.67% above currents $20.99 stock price. Flowers Foods had 30 analyst reports since September 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Pivotal Research upgraded the shares of FLO in report on Thursday, November 9 to “Buy” rating. Jefferies initiated Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) on Wednesday, December 16 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) rating on Monday, May 29. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $23 target. DA Davidson initiated Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) on Wednesday, October 5 with “Neutral” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 11 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, July 18. Jefferies maintained Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) rating on Wednesday, August 30. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $19.0 target. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $19.0 target in Tuesday, October 3 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, December 15. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $1900 target in Tuesday, June 13 report.

Limoneira Company is engaged in agribusiness and real estate development. The company has market cap of $323.97 million. The Company’s activities consist of fruit production, sales and marketing, rental operations, real estate development and capital investment activities. It has a 39.19 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include lemon operations, other agribusiness, rental activities and real estate development.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $30,000 activity.

Analysts await Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR) to report earnings on January, 9. They expect $-0.08 earnings per share, down 33.33% or $0.02 from last year’s $-0.06 per share. After $0.52 actual earnings per share reported by Limoneira Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -115.38% negative EPS growth.

First Wilshire Securities Management Inc holds 0.95% of its portfolio in Limoneira Company for 141,028 shares. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust owns 38,000 shares or 0.78% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Teton Advisors Inc. has 0.32% invested in the company for 138,575 shares. The California-based Sfe Investment Counsel has invested 0.24% in the stock. First Interstate Bank, a Montana-based fund reported 25,000 shares.

It closed at $22.49 lastly. It is down 20.88% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.18% the S&P500.

Analysts await Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) to report earnings on February, 12. They expect $0.15 earnings per share, down 6.25% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.16 per share. FLO’s profit will be $29.30M for 34.98 P/E if the $0.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.23 actual earnings per share reported by Flowers Foods, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -34.78% negative EPS growth.

About 4,431 shares traded. Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) has declined 3.69% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.39% the S&P500.

Flowers Foods, Inc. is a producer and marketer of packaged bakery products. The company has market cap of $4.10 billion. The Firm operates in two divisions: direct-store-delivery segment and warehouse delivery segment (Warehouse Segment). It has a 48.66 P/E ratio. The DSD segment produces fresh breads, buns, rolls, tortillas and snack cakes sold primarily by a network of independent distributors to retail and foodservice clients in the areas of the United States: East, South, Southwest, California, and select markets in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, Nevada, and Colorado.

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