Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) insider Brandon F. Lombardi sold 8,557 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.74, for a total transaction of $220,257.18. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (SFM) opened at $25.47 on Friday. Sprouts Farmers Market Inc has a fifty-two week low of $17.38 and a fifty-two week high of $25.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 1.00 and a quick ratio of 0.23. The firm has a market cap of $3,389.32, a P/E ratio of 26.26, a P/E/G ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 0.67.

Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.05. Sprouts Farmers Market had a return on equity of 21.00% and a net margin of 3.01%. The firm had revenue of $1.21 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.18 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.16 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 16.4% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Sprouts Farmers Market Inc will post 1 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in SFM. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. purchased a new position in Sprouts Farmers Market in the 3rd quarter valued at $40,505,000. PointState Capital LP purchased a new position in Sprouts Farmers Market in the 2nd quarter valued at $32,954,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in Sprouts Farmers Market by 79.2% in the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,573,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $58,344,000 after purchasing an additional 1,137,200 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of Sprouts Farmers Market by 49.5% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,009,401 shares of the company’s stock worth $37,717,000 after acquiring an additional 665,598 shares during the period. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in shares of Sprouts Farmers Market by 171.1% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 677,408 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,715,000 after acquiring an additional 427,528 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 89.68% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Sprouts Farmers Market and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sprouts Farmers Market from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. BMO Capital Markets set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Sprouts Farmers Market and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Sprouts Farmers Market in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Sprouts Farmers Market and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Sprouts Farmers Market currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.89.

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Sprouts Farmers Market Company Profile

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc is a food retailer. 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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