SYSCO Co. (NYSE:SYY) SVP Greg D. Bertrand sold 81,038 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.76, for a total value of $4,923,868.88. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 69,721 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,236,247.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

SYSCO Co. (NYSE SYY) traded down $0.13 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $61.22. The company had a trading volume of 1,744,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,634,163. SYSCO Co. has a twelve month low of $48.85 and a twelve month high of $62.79. The company has a current ratio of 1.40, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.77. The company has a market cap of $31,900.00, a PE ratio of 27.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 0.53.

SYSCO (NYSE:SYY) last posted its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The company reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.02. SYSCO had a return on equity of 58.47% and a net margin of 2.12%. The business had revenue of $14.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.43 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.67 EPS. SYSCO’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that SYSCO Co. will post 2.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Investors of record on Friday, January 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.36 per share. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.35%. This is a boost from SYSCO’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 4th. SYSCO’s dividend payout ratio is presently 65.75%.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Blue Chip Partners Inc. increased its stake in SYSCO by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Blue Chip Partners Inc. now owns 2,967 shares of the company’s stock worth $149,000 after purchasing an additional 18 shares in the last quarter. Northwest Quadrant Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in SYSCO by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Northwest Quadrant Wealth Management LLC now owns 5,169 shares of the company’s stock worth $269,000 after purchasing an additional 29 shares in the last quarter. Keel Point LLC increased its stake in SYSCO by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Keel Point LLC now owns 5,782 shares of the company’s stock worth $291,000 after purchasing an additional 47 shares in the last quarter. First Interstate Bank increased its stake in SYSCO by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. First Interstate Bank now owns 4,975 shares of the company’s stock worth $250,000 after purchasing an additional 67 shares in the last quarter. Finally, W.G. Shaheen & Associates DBA Whitney & Co increased its stake in SYSCO by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. W.G. Shaheen & Associates DBA Whitney & Co now owns 17,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $896,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. 80.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on SYY. Zacks Investment Research raised SYSCO from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $71.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday. Pivotal Research upped their price target on SYSCO from $53.00 to $60.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. BMO Capital Markets set a $66.00 price target on SYSCO and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Finally, Loop Capital upped their price target on SYSCO to $68.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. SYSCO currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $59.55.

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About SYSCO

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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