ValuEngine upgraded shares of Inventure Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNAK) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Inventure Foods from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th.

Shares of Inventure Foods (NASDAQ SNAK) traded up 1.04% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $3.90. The stock had a trading volume of 37,502 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $4.06 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.72. Inventure Foods has a one year low of $3.31 and a one year high of $10.15. The stock’s market cap is $76.78 million.

Inventure Foods (NASDAQ:SNAK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 11th. The company reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.08) by $0.05. Inventure Foods had a negative net margin of 17.43% and a negative return on equity of 27.58%. The business had revenue of $49.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $70.10 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.05) EPS. The company’s revenue was down 13.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Inventure Foods will post ($0.14) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SNAK. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its position in Inventure Foods by 29.0% in the first quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 1,600,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,072,000 after buying an additional 360,000 shares during the last quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC increased its position in Inventure Foods by 30.7% in the first quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 1,270,258 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,615,000 after buying an additional 298,179 shares during the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP increased its position in Inventure Foods by 19.3% in the first quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 928,471 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,104,000 after buying an additional 150,000 shares during the last quarter. Thompson Investment Management Inc. increased its position in Inventure Foods by 181.2% in the first quarter. Thompson Investment Management Inc. now owns 145,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $641,000 after buying an additional 93,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Teton Advisors Inc. increased its position in Inventure Foods by 23.5% in the first quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. now owns 435,172 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,923,000 after buying an additional 82,841 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83.23% of the company’s stock.

About Inventure Foods

Inventure Foods, Inc is a marketer and manufacturer of healthy/natural and indulgent specialty snack food brands. The Company operates in two segments: frozen products and snack products. The frozen products segment produces frozen fruits, vegetables, beverages and frozen desserts for sale primarily to groceries, club stores and mass merchandisers.

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