Craig Hallum Begins Coverage on Farmer Bros. (NASDAQ:FARM)

Craig Hallum assumed coverage on shares of Farmer Bros. (NASDAQ:FARMFree Report) in a research note published on Monday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $6.00 price target on the stock.

Separately, raised shares of Farmer Bros. from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Sunday, May 19th.

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Farmer Bros. Stock Down 3.4 %

Shares of Farmer Bros. stock opened at $2.88 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 1.42 and a quick ratio of 0.65. Farmer Bros. has a one year low of $1.80 and a one year high of $4.04. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $3.05 and its 200 day moving average is $3.27. The firm has a market cap of $61.23 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.26 and a beta of 1.77.

Farmer Bros. (NASDAQ:FARMGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.17) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.16) by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $85.36 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $88.50 million. Farmer Bros. had a negative net margin of 13.46% and a negative return on equity of 58.82%. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.57) earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Farmer Bros. will post -0.66 EPS for the current year.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Kestra Private Wealth Services LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Farmer Bros. by 169.0% in the 4th quarter. Kestra Private Wealth Services LLC now owns 31,815 shares of the company’s stock worth $97,000 after buying an additional 19,990 shares during the last quarter. Hodges Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Farmer Bros. during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $148,000. Sanders Morris Harris LLC purchased a new position in Farmer Bros. in the first quarter valued at approximately $250,000. Penn Capital Management Company LLC grew its holdings in Farmer Bros. by 1.2% during the fourth quarter. Penn Capital Management Company LLC now owns 869,757 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,661,000 after purchasing an additional 10,110 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Farmer Bros. by 8.6% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 824,528 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,944,000 after buying an additional 65,277 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 64.48% of the company’s stock.

Farmer Bros. Company Profile

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Farmer Bros. Co engages in the roasting, wholesale, equipment servicing, and distribution of coffee, tea, and other allied products in the United States. The company offers roast and ground coffee; frozen liquid coffee; flavoured and unflavoured iced and hot teas; culinary products, including spices, pancake and biscuit mixes, gravy and sauce mixes, soup bases, dressings, and syrups and sauces, as well as coffee filters, cups, sugar, and creamers; and other beverages comprising cappuccino, cocoa, granitas, and other blender-based beverages and concentrated and ready-to-drink cold brew and iced coffee.

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