Traders purchased shares of J.M. Smucker Co. (NYSE:SJM) on weakness during trading on Monday. $55.18 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $35.24 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $19.94 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, J.M. Smucker had the 16th highest net in-flow for the day. J.M. Smucker traded down ($0.83) for the day and closed at $153.25

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on SJM shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut J.M. Smucker from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $124.00 to $120.00 in a report on Monday, April 4th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $143.00 target price (up from $137.00) on shares of J.M. Smucker in a report on Friday, June 3rd. Jefferies Group cut J.M. Smucker from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $140.00 to $143.00 in a report on Friday, June 10th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research raised J.M. Smucker from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $143.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 26th. Finally, Stephens reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of J.M. Smucker in a report on Monday, June 13th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $145.70.

The stock has a market capitalization of $17.84 billion and a PE ratio of 26.61. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $141.55 and its 200 day moving average price is $130.48.

J.M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June 9th. The company reported $1.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.67. The firm had revenue of $1.81 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.75 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.98 earnings per share. J.M. Smucker’s revenue for the quarter was up 24.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that J.M. Smucker Co. will post $7.70 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider Barry C. Dunaway sold 3,026 shares of J.M. Smucker stock in a transaction on Friday, June 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $144.60, for a total transaction of $437,559.60. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 48,443 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,004,857.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Vincent C. Byrd sold 14,512 shares of J.M. Smucker stock in a transaction on Monday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $144.55, for a total transaction of $2,097,709.60. Following the sale, the director now owns 69,670 shares in the company, valued at $10,070,798.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of large investors recently made changes to their positions in SJM. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its stake in shares of J.M. Smucker by 70.0% in the fourth quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 10,461 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,290,000 after buying an additional 4,309 shares in the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. raised its stake in shares of J.M. Smucker by 2.8% in the fourth quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 11,568 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,426,000 after buying an additional 310 shares in the last quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc raised its stake in shares of J.M. Smucker by 20.1% in the fourth quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 11,581 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,428,000 after buying an additional 1,938 shares in the last quarter. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of J.M. Smucker by 32.3% in the fourth quarter. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC now owns 12,990 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,602,000 after buying an additional 3,175 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sawtooth Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of J.M. Smucker by 395.5% in the fourth quarter. Sawtooth Asset Management Inc. now owns 13,348 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,646,000 after buying an additional 10,654 shares in the last quarter.

The J. M. Smucker Company is a manufacturer and marketer of consumer food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America. The Company has four segments: U.S. Retail Coffee, U.S. Retail Consumer Foods, U.S. Retail Pet Foods, and International, Foodservice and Natural Foods. The Company’s U.S.

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