J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.09 EPS

J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.45 by ($0.09), Briefing.com reports. J & J Snack Foods had a return on equity of 11.65% and a net margin of 7.84%. The company had revenue of $311.87 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $309.50 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.24 EPS. J & J Snack Foods’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year.

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Shares of J & J Snack Foods stock traded down $9.65 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $180.93. 111,700 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 82,159. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.56 and a beta of 0.34. J & J Snack Foods has a 1 year low of $138.40 and a 1 year high of $196.84. The business has a 50-day moving average of $191.62 and a 200-day moving average of $176.48.

In related news, insider Dan Fachner sold 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $187.88, for a total transaction of $1,409,100.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 102,296 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $19,219,372.48. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 21.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

JJSF has been the subject of several analyst reports. ValuEngine cut J & J Snack Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. Consumer Edge upgraded J & J Snack Foods from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, August 9th. BidaskClub cut J & J Snack Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded J & J Snack Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $208.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, August 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given 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 target price of $176.50.

J & J Snack Foods Company Profile

J & J Snack Foods Corp. manufactures, markets, and distributes nutritional snack foods and beverages in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It operates in three segments: Food Service, Retail Supermarkets, and Frozen Beverages. The company offers soft pretzels under the SUPERPRETZEL, PRETZEL FILLERS, PRETZELFILS, GOURMET TWISTS, MR.

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