11/19 Price: $2,675
Market Cap: $3.2 billion
YTD Performance: +5.7%
Even though you probably don’t know Seaboard (SEB), you almost certainly know its most famous product: Butterball turkey. But Butterball is just a small part of Seaboard, whose businesses include an eclectic mix of pork production, container shipping on the high seas, and electric power plants in the Dominican Republic.
SEB shares are up just 8.2% so far this year to lag the S&P 500, and they’re also more volatile than the broader market. Furthermore, with a price of nearly $3,000 a pop, average daily volume comes to just 391.
Only one analyst follows SEB, according to Thomson Reuters, and he didn’t submit estimates, so Seaboard has no forward price-to-earnings ratio (P/E). On a trailing basis, the stock fetches a multiple of 16, and its price-to-sales ratio is 0.5.
As of this writing, Dan Burrows did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.