SYSCO Co. (NYSE:SYY) SVP William W. Goetz sold 11,323 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.00, for a total transaction of $702,026.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 35,825 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,221,150. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of SYSCO Co. (NYSE SYY) traded up $0.02 during trading on Thursday, hitting $62.22. 1,897,578 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,528,500. SYSCO Co. has a fifty-two week low of $48.85 and a fifty-two week high of $62.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.77, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a current ratio of 1.40. The firm has a market cap of $32,420.00, a PE ratio of 28.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.44 and a beta of 0.53.

SYSCO (NYSE:SYY) last issued its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The company reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.02. SYSCO had a net margin of 2.12% and a return on equity of 58.47%. The business had revenue of $14.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.43 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.67 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that SYSCO Co. will post 2.81 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 5th will be issued a $0.36 dividend. This is a boost from SYSCO’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 4th. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.31%. SYSCO’s dividend payout ratio is presently 65.75%.

SYY has been the subject of several analyst reports. Pivotal Research boosted their price target on shares of SYSCO from $53.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Loop Capital boosted their price target on shares of SYSCO to $68.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. BMO Capital Markets set a $66.00 price target on shares of SYSCO and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SYSCO from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of SYSCO from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $64.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. SYSCO presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $59.92.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. BKD Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its stake in SYSCO by 6.8% during the 4th quarter. BKD Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 59,051 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,586,000 after purchasing an additional 3,781 shares during the period. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new stake in SYSCO during the 4th quarter worth $399,000. Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA boosted its stake in SYSCO by 9.9% during the 4th quarter. Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA now owns 43,573 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,646,000 after purchasing an additional 3,932 shares during the period. CAPROCK Group Inc. acquired a new stake in SYSCO during the 4th quarter worth $611,000. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in SYSCO by 2.6% during the 4th quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,845,364 shares of the company’s stock worth $112,069,000 after purchasing an additional 46,009 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 80.08% of the company’s stock.

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SYSCO Company Profile

Sysco Corporation (Sysco) is a distributor of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. The Company’s segments include Broadline, SYGMA and Other. The Broadline segment includes its Broadline operations located in the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Ireland, Mexico and the United States.

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