Sysco (SYY) Director Richard G. Tilghman Sells 5,000 Shares of Stock

Sysco (NYSE:SYY) Director Richard G. Tilghman sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.62, for a total value of $303,100.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 85,864 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,205,075.68. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Sysco stock traded down $0.23 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $61.62. The stock had a trading volume of 262,512 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,803,522. The company has a market capitalization of $32,619.92, a P/E ratio of 24.94, a P/E/G ratio of 2.11 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.66, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 1.38. Sysco has a one year low of $48.85 and a one year high of $64.27.

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Sysco (NYSE:SYY) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $14.41 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.15 billion. Sysco had a net margin of 2.10% and a return on equity of 61.02%. Sysco’s quarterly revenue was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.58 EPS. analysts forecast that Sysco will post 2.93 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 27th. Investors of record on Friday, April 6th will be issued a $0.36 dividend. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 5th. Sysco’s dividend payout ratio is currently 58.06%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Garde Capital Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Sysco by 6.8% during the 4th quarter. Garde Capital Inc. now owns 15,373 shares of the company’s stock valued at $934,000 after purchasing an additional 973 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Sysco by 6.8% in the 4th quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 65,788 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,995,000 after acquiring an additional 4,167 shares during the last quarter. D.B. Root & Company LLC bought a new position in shares of Sysco in the 4th quarter valued at about $777,000. KCM Investment Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Sysco by 9.9% in the 4th quarter. KCM Investment Advisors LLC now owns 17,072 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,037,000 after acquiring an additional 1,543 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Albion Financial Group UT lifted its holdings in shares of Sysco by 3.1% in the 4th quarter. Albion Financial Group UT now owns 32,570 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,978,000 after acquiring an additional 984 shares during the last quarter. 79.02% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

SYY has been the subject of several analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $61.00 price objective on shares of Sysco in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Sysco in a research note on Tuesday. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $68.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Sysco from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 12th. Citigroup upped their price objective on Sysco from $60.00 to $63.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised shares of Sysco from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $64.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Sysco presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $65.25.

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About Sysco

Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes a range of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry in the United States, Canada, Bahamas, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, the United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium, Spain, and Luxembourg.

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