A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ: SFM):

  • 1/17/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market was given a new $27.00 price target on by analysts at Stephens. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 1/12/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Sprouts Farmers Markets, LLC engages in the retailing of natural and organic food primarily in the United States. The Company offers fresh produce, meats, cheeses, dairy, bakery, beer and wine, bulk foods, vitamins, and supplements. Sprouts Farmers Markets, LLC is based in Phoenix, Arizona. “
  • 1/11/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market was given a new $30.00 price target on by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/10/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market was given a new $26.00 price target on by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 1/10/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market was given a new $25.00 price target on by analysts at Stephens. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 1/6/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 12/22/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating.
  • 12/4/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating.

Shares of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ SFM) opened at $26.65 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $3,546.33, a P/E ratio of 27.47, a PEG ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 0.23 and a current ratio of 1.00. Sprouts Farmers Market Inc has a fifty-two week low of $17.38 and a fifty-two week high of $26.98.

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

In other Sprouts Farmers Market news, Director Shon A. Boney sold 848,409 shares of Sprouts Farmers Market stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.72, for a total transaction of $20,972,670.48. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 478,965 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,840,014.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Amin N. Maredia sold 12,301 shares of Sprouts Farmers Market stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.33, for a total transaction of $299,283.33. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 1,015,934 shares of company stock valued at $24,918,352. 2.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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