Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) – Equities researchers at Craig Hallum issued their FY2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Spartan Motors in a report released on Friday. Craig Hallum analyst S. Dyer anticipates that the company will earn $0.11 per share for the year. Craig Hallum currently has a “Buy” rating and a $20.00 target price on the stock.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently commented on SPAR. BidaskClub cut shares of Spartan Motors from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Roth Capital set a $12.00 target price on shares of Spartan Motors and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Spartan Motors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Spartan Motors from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Spartan Motors currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $13.50.

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Shares of Spartan Motors (NASDAQ SPAR) opened at 15.35 on Monday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $10.76 and a 200 day moving average of $9.13. The company has a market cap of $538.68 million, a PE ratio of 143.46 and a beta of 1.15. Spartan Motors has a 52 week low of $6.30 and a 52 week high of $16.65.

Spartan Motors (NASDAQ:SPAR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.01. Spartan Motors had a net margin of 0.59% and a return on equity of 5.57%. The company had revenue of $169.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $167.83 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.19 earnings per share. Spartan Motors’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in Spartan Motors by 0.8% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,384,711 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,078,000 after acquiring an additional 11,102 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley grew its holdings in Spartan Motors by 11.9% in the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 197,236 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,577,000 after acquiring an additional 20,913 shares during the last quarter. Globeflex Capital L P grew its holdings in Spartan Motors by 39.4% in the 1st quarter. Globeflex Capital L P now owns 59,811 shares of the company’s stock worth $478,000 after acquiring an additional 16,900 shares during the last quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new stake in Spartan Motors in the 1st quarter worth $145,000. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in Spartan Motors by 10.1% in the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 148,850 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,317,000 after acquiring an additional 13,655 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 66.78% of the company’s stock.

About Spartan Motors

Spartan Motors, Inc is an engineer and manufacturer in the heavy-duty, custom vehicles marketplace. The Company operates through three segments: Emergency Response Vehicles, Delivery and Service Vehicles, and Specialty Chassis and Vehicles. The Company’s Emergency Response Vehicles segment engineers and manufactures emergency response chassis, emergency response bodies and aerial equipment.

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