+ Watch CALM
on My Watchlist
The Company is in the business of producing, grading, packaging, marketing and distribution of shell eggs.
This one has been consistently passing stock screens based on Buffett & O'Shaughnessy Growth + Value + Momentum criteria (strong long-term EPS growth and Return on Equity, Net & Operating margins > industry averages, low Price/Sales, relative price strength over the year in top decile). Also, very little debt (as measured by Debt/Equity and Debt/Working Capital ratios) and lots of cash.Add in a 2.2% annual dividend yield, a solid family-run business with a decades-long price-performance record -- and hey, it's eggs. Everybody -- almost -- likes eggs! A business I can understand, and at an unfairly beaten-down price in late 2014 (I hope). We'll see if I'm right; I use my real money in this portfolio!
egg was first
Largest producer of eggs and great performance over a long period of time. They're very efficient with their cash and operate with low levels of debt. A bit pricey at its current valuation but should be a safe place to park some extra cash over the next decade.I don't see the egg production business experiencing any major headwinds or major disruption for the time being.Outperform - 5 years
Protein is what people know to eat. Eggs are good for you.
The egg man.
This company is the market leader in the U.S. egg business.
I first bought this dividend paying egg stock back in 2007. I intend to hold onto it for at least another 5-7 years.
Eggs-egg whites have all the essential nutrients to make baby chickens(life). I like where this companies heads at, offering alternative methods for the hippy vegans and conducting food research. There is a crisis occuring overseas I expect to see Turf overtake the Surf on this food. Both long term and short, but I like to see my results quick fast and in a hurry. Keep foolin' fools. If you see that %K make a knifepoint you best be hoppin back in for a few points. Expect strong continuation. Also, I believe there may be a purposeful mishap with the dividend date being inaccurate.
I love eggs!
Most well contained Protein in Natural form on Earth.By LibertyisFreedomNumber One egg Producer in America !Certainly is a "No Brainer". From inception of my initial investment @ $12.60, chickens have been working overtime. This Company is a money machine. It stands high on my very Long term Hold investments.Calm has Mastered overseas shipping of organic fresh eggs to Europe. Its profits are split treating stock holders like owners and once you research corporate policy on dividends & how they are handled, Most will place this symbol on their watch list. Many will discover they too want to sell Eggs. Clam has split 2 for 1 during my holding and my indicators are showing a similar turn in the near future.Nest with Calm.
Good consistent growth and valuation ok for a dearly valued market at this time (11/11/2013)
CALM Long. Eggs. Revs up 18% E up 17%. Lots of cash. I’d expect a higher dividend to be announced sometime soon.
Trying my modified MFI screener, which adds EV/EBITDA and EV/FCF criteria.I remember coming across CALM a few years ago and seeing the high short interest. Seeing as the stock has not cratered in the past few years, I believe this is a good short squeeze candidate (though I have to be surprised, the shorts have to pay the dividend unless they are covering prior to ex-div). I may buy in MRLP and collect the dividend. Another note - Whole Foods stock has recovered and is trading quite high. I will treat this as a trade along the same lines, but CALM has the low valuations to offset the one-product risk. Perhaps I am being naive here, and rising feed and energy prices, will eventually let the shorts win.[EV/EBITDA < 11] [EV/EBITDA > 0] [ROE(%) Excluded: Nulls (-)] [EPS Yield-LTM(%) < 200] [EPS Yield-LTM(%) > 6] [ROE(%) > 6] [EV/Free-CF < 11] [EV/Free-CF > 0] [EV/Free-CF Excluded: Nulls (-)] [Market Excluded: NASDAQ OTC BB] [QuickRatio > 1.5] [QuickRatio Excluded: Nulls (-)]
CALM will struggle with higher feed prices but the company is so well managed and they've done a good job of converting customers to higher priced eggs over their lower priced ones. Since their dividend is based on earnings, they won't strap themselves paying divs when they lose money in a quarter but good quarters will handsomely reward the patient investor.
expansion, specialize, profitable: What's not to like?
You never know
I'm swinging from bear to bull on this one. As noted previously, CALM rose in the past on overseas sales. When the dollar is weak, overseas sales are a no-brainer. There are two results from this dynamic: 1. domestic retail prices soar and 2. so do company profits. 2010 is looking a lot like 2006-7.I'm in with real money.
Cal-Maine owns the farms involved in the salmonella outbreaks. They'll have trouble digging out from that, especially given the likelihood of fines and lawsuits due to their repeated problems with sanitation and health of their flocks.
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