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USD 74.51  0.46  0.62%   

Market Performance
3 of 100
Odds Of Distress
Less than 9
Brown Forman is trading at 74.51 as of the 2nd of December 2022, a 0.62 percent increase since the beginning of the trading day. The stock's open price was 74.05. Brown Forman has less than a 9 % chance of experiencing financial distress in the next few years but had a somewhat insignificant performance during the last 90 days. Equity ratings for Brown-Forman are calculated daily based on our scoring framework. The performance scores are derived for the period starting the 2nd of November 2022 and ending today, the 2nd of December 2022. Click here to learn more.
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Business Domain
Food, Beverage & Tobacco
IPO Date
7th of September 1984
Consumer Defensive
Consumer Staples
Brown-Forman Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, distills, bottles, imports, exports, markets, and sells various alcoholic beverages. The company was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Brown Forman operates under BeveragesWineries Distilleries classification in the United States and is traded on NYQ Exchange. The company has 309.92 M outstanding shares of which 2.92 M shares are currently shorted by private and institutional investors with about 3.13 trading days to cover. More on Brown-Forman

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Brown Forman Stock Highlights

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Brown-Forman (BF-B) is traded on New York Stock Exchange in USA and employs 5,200 people. Brown Forman is listed under Distillers & Vintners category by Fama And French industry classification. The company currently falls under 'Large-Cap' category with current market capitalization of 34.98 B. Market capitalization usually refers to the total value of a company's stock within the entire market. To calculate Brown Forman's market, we take the total number of its shares issued and multiply it by Brown Forman's current market price. To manage market risk and economic uncertainty, many investors today build portfolios that are diversified across equities with different market capitalizations. However, as a general rule, conservative investors tend to hold large-cap stocks, and these looking for more risk prefer small-cap and mid-cap equities. Brown-Forman conducts business under Beverages sector and is part of Consumer Staples industry. The entity has 309.92 M outstanding shares of which 2.92 M shares are currently shorted by private and institutional investors with about 3.13 trading days to cover. Brown-Forman currently holds about 899 M in cash with 936 M of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 1.88.
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Brown-Forman retains a total of 309.92 Million outstanding shares. Over half of Brown-Forman outstanding shares are owned by other corporate entities. These other corporate entities are typically referred to corporate investors that acquire positions in a given instrument to benefit from reduced trade commissions. Consequently, these institutions are subject to different rules and regulation than regular investors in Brown Forman. Please watch out for any change in the institutional holdings of Brown-Forman as this could mean something significant has changed or about to change at the company. Note that regardless of who owns the company, if the true value of the entity is less than the market is willing to pay for it, you may not be able to generate positive returns over time.

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Brown Stock Price Odds Analysis

What are Brown Forman's target price odds to finish over the current price? Depending on a normal probability distribution, the odds of Brown Forman jumping above the current price in 90 days from now is roughly 2.55%. The Brown-Forman probability density function shows the probability of Brown Forman stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days. Given the investment horizon of 90 days Brown Forman has a beta of 0.821 suggesting as returns on the market go up, Brown Forman average returns are expected to increase less than the benchmark. However, during the bear market, the loss on holding Brown-Forman will be expected to be much smaller as well. Additionally, the company has a negative alpha, implying that the risk taken by holding this instrument is not justified. Brown-Forman is significantly underperforming NYSE Composite.
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Based on a normal probability distribution, the odds of Brown Forman to move above the current price in 90 days from now is roughly 2.55 (This Brown-Forman probability density function shows the probability of Brown Stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days) .

Brown Forman Historical Income Statement

Brown-Forman Income Statement is one of the three primary financial statements used for reporting Brown's overall financial performance over a current year or for a given accounting period. An Income Statement sometimes referred to as the statement of Brown-Forman revenue and expense. Brown Forman Income Statement primarily focuses on the company's revenues and expenses during a particular period.
Brown Forman Weighted Average Shares is projected to decrease significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Weighted Average Shares was at 477.76 Million. The current year Weighted Average Shares Diluted is expected to grow to about 549.8 M, whereas Direct Expenses is forecasted to decline to about 1.3 B. View More Fundamentals

Brown Stock Against Markets

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Brown Forman Corporate Management

Elected by the shareholders, the Brown Forman's board of directors comprises two types of representatives: Brown Forman inside directors who are chosen from within the company, and outside directors, selected externally and held independent of Brown. The board's role is to monitor Brown Forman's management team and ensure that shareholders' interests are well served. Brown Forman's inside directors are responsible for reviewing and approving budgets prepared by upper management to implement core corporate initiatives and projects. On the other hand, Brown Forman's outside directors are responsible for providing unbiased perspectives on the board's policies.

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