Farmer Bros (NASDAQ:FARM) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The company reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by ($0.14), Morningstar.com reports. Farmer Bros had a negative return on equity of 0.57% and a negative net margin of 4.10%. The business had revenue of $159.77 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $162.79 million.
FARM stock traded down $2.47 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $23.26. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 912 shares, compared to its average volume of 42,161. Farmer Bros has a 1 year low of $22.02 and a 1 year high of $33.95. The firm has a market capitalization of $420.43 million, a PE ratio of 178.68, a PEG ratio of 17.60 and a beta of 0.18.
A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of Farmer Bros by 12.8% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 664,180 shares of the company’s stock valued at $20,291,000 after purchasing an additional 75,313 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp grew its position in shares of Farmer Bros by 8.0% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 185,673 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,672,000 after purchasing an additional 13,733 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its position in shares of Farmer Bros by 6.1% during the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 524,393 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,843,000 after purchasing an additional 30,254 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE grew its position in shares of Farmer Bros by 5.8% during the third quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 45,448 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,200,000 after purchasing an additional 2,500 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teton Advisors Inc. grew its position in shares of Farmer Bros by 5.5% during the third quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. now owns 252,554 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,667,000 after purchasing an additional 13,200 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 60.23% of the company’s stock.
Farmer Bros Company Profile
Farmer Bros. Co engages in the manufacture, wholesale, and distribution of coffee, tea, and culinary products in the United States. The company offers roast and ground coffee; frozen liquid coffee; flavored and unflavored iced and hot teas; culinary products, including gelatins and puddings, soup bases, dressings, gravy and sauce mixes, pancake and biscuit mixes, jellies and preserves, and coffee-related products, such as coffee filters, sugar, and creamers; spices; and other beverages comprising cappuccino, cocoa, granitas, and ready-to-drink cold brew and iced coffee.
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