Brown-Forman Co. (NYSE:BF.A) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

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Brown-Forman Co. (NYSE:BF.A) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 115,800 shares, an increase of 17.8% from the January 15th total of 98,300 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 23,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.9 days. Currently, 0.1% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Shares of NYSE:BF.A traded down $0.12 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $67.30. The stock had a trading volume of 903 shares, compared to its average volume of 18,339. The company has a market capitalization of $32.22 billion, a PE ratio of 37.81 and a beta of 0.68. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $64.64 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $61.01. The company has a current ratio of 3.94, a quick ratio of 1.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18. Brown-Forman has a 1 year low of $47.39 and a 1 year high of $67.84.

Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.A) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 5th. The company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $989.00 million for the quarter. Brown-Forman had a net margin of 25.10% and a return on equity of 50.65%.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 1st. Investors of record on Monday, March 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.174 per share. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 6th.

Brown-Forman Company Profile

Brown-Forman Corporation manufactures, bottles, imports, exports, markets, and sells various alcoholic beverages worldwide. It provides spirits, wines, ready-to-drink cocktails, whiskeys, vodkas, tequilas, champagnes, brandy, and liqueurs. The company offers its products primarily under the Jack Daniel's, Gentleman Jack, Woodford Reserve, Korbel, Finlandia, el Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Canadian Mist, GlenDronach, BenRiach, Glenglassaugh, Chambord, Old Forester, Early Times, Pepe Lopez, Antiguo, Slane Irish, and Coopers' Craft brands.

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