Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) Given Media Impact Score of 0.16

Claudine Rigal
Août 12, 2017

The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. The firm owned 77,570 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 4,540 shares during the period. ING Groep NV acquired a new stake in shares of Sprouts Farmers Market during the first quarter worth $98,411,000. Sanders Dan J also sold $532,537 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) shares. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 3,589,600 shares of the company's stock worth $82,992,000 after buying an additional 163,200 shares during the period. Lastly, BMO Capital Markets fixed a $24.00 target price on the stock of Sprouts Farmers Market and issued the shares a "hold" recommendation in a study on Thurs, May 4th. Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Liability Company reported 0% stake. The Connecticut-based Tudor Et Al has invested 0.01% in Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM). Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM). 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 last quarter. Rice Hall James & Associates LLC bought a new stake in shares of Sprouts Farmers Market during the first quarter worth about $22,210,000. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a "buy" recommendation on stocks of Sprouts Farmers Market in a note on Fri, Apr 28th. Prescott Group Incorporated Cap Llc invested 0.31% of its portfolio in Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM). (NASDAQ:SFM) opened at 24.14 on Friday. Following the sale, the insider now owns 73,761 shares in the company, valued at $1,795,342.74. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $23.59 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.08.

Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.25 EPS. Sprouts Farmers Market had a return on equity of 18.79% and a net margin of 2.96%. The corporation posted $0.29 Earnings per share for the period, reaching the average forecast of $0.25 by $0.04. Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) has declined 1.88% since August 11, 2016 and is downtrending. "(NASDAQ:SFM) Shares Bought by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP" was first reported by Sports Perspectives and is the sole property of of Sports Perspectives. If you are reading this news story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of worldwide copyright & trademark laws.

Many investment analysts have weighed in on SFM Stocks. Oppenheimer upgraded the shares of SFM in report on Friday, June 16 to "Outperform" rating. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Sprouts Farmers Market from an "overweight" rating to an "equal" rating and boosted their target price for the company from $21.00 to $23.00 in a research report on Thursday, June 15th.

Among 21 analysts covering Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. They issued an "equal weight" rating on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $25.42. Also, insider Brandon F. Lombardi sold 20,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. When there are more buyers than sellers, the stock price will rise because of the increased demand. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 152,430 shares in the company, valued at $3,618,688.20.

In other news, CEO Amin N. Maredia sold 13,448 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.74, for a total value of $1,313,344.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 110,746 shares of company stock worth $2,638,027 over the last quarter. Longbow upgraded Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) on Wednesday, July 29 to "Neutral" rating. The Firm 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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