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Unusual Volume Spikes For: Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM)

Unusual Volume Spikes For: Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM)

(NASDAQ:SFM) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning. Moving averages are used as a strong indicator for technical stock analysis and it helps investors in figuring out where the stock has been and also facilitate in determining where it may be possibly heading. The Mean Recommendation is the average rating on a stock by the analyst community. Sprouts Farmers Market had 46 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wedbush restated an "outperform" rating and set a $28.00 price target on shares of Sprouts Farmers Market in a report on Monday, February 27th. TheStreet lowered shares of Sprouts Farmers Market from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.50 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). (NASDAQ:SFM) now have an ABR of 1.79.which is marked on a basic 1 to 5 scale, where 1 stands for a Strong Buy and 5 represents Strong Sell. Their average price target spell out an upbeat performance - a 8% and would give SFM a market capitalization of almost $3.45B.

Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) traded up 1.79% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $23.83. 2,828,058 shares of the company's stock were exchanged. Moreover, Reynders Mcveigh Cap Mgmt Lc has 0.22% invested in Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM). The firm's 50-day moving average is $23.42 and its 200 day moving average is $21.24. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. has a 52-week low of $17.38 and a 52-week high of $25.98. For the outlook of the current financial quarter, Analysts think the firm will post 0.25 earnings per share. The firm had revenue of $1.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.11 billion. Sprouts Farmers Market had a return on equity of 17.33% and a net margin of 2.97%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter past year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.30 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Sprouts Farmers Market will post $0.91 EPS for the current fiscal year. If you are reading this piece on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of United States & worldwide copyright and trademark legislation. $532,537 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) was sold by Sanders Dan J on Thursday, June 1. Enterprise Value is calculated by taking the market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents. SFM's value Change from Open was at -1.76% with a Gap of 1.10%. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.71, for a total transaction of $305,404.08. Institutional investors own 90.79% of the company's stock. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.60% of the company's stock.

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Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. MA ended last trade at $43.75 a share and the price is up more than -6.88% so far this year. 261,381 are owned by Landscape Cap Management Limited Company. On Monday, April 3 Maredia Amin N. sold $231,089 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) or 10,043 shares. The firm bought 24,389 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $564,000. Deutsche Bank maintained Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) rating on Friday, August 7. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 82,261 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,990,716.20.

06/16/2017 - Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. was upgraded to " by analysts at Oppenheimer. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 7,355 shares of the company's stock worth $170,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new position in Sprouts Farmers Market during the fourth quarter valued at $404,000. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) established that the company was able to keep return on investment at 21.79 in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry's average stands at 8.77 and sector's optimum level is 6.50. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a hold recommendation on stocks of Sprouts Farmers Market in a note on Fri, May 12th. The Company operates as a grocery store that offers fresh, natural and organic food that includes fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, deli, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, body care and natural household items catering to consumers' interest in health and wellness.


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