S&W Seed Co. (NASDAQ:SANW) – Analysts at Roth Capital upped their Q3 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of S&W Seed Co. in a note issued to investors on Monday. Roth Capital analyst G. Sweeney now anticipates that the brokerage will earn $0.07 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.06. Roth Capital has a “Buy” rating and a $8.00 price target on the stock. Roth Capital also issued estimates for S&W Seed Co.’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.10 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $0.11 EPS.

S&W Seed Co. (NASDAQ:SANW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 10th. The company reported ($0.09) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.11) by $0.02. S&W Seed Co. had a positive return on equity of 0.75% and a negative net margin of 1.02%. The business had revenue of $12.25 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $12.17 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.12) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 2.4% on a year-over-year basis.

Earnings History and Estimates for S&W Seed Co. (NASDAQ:SANW)

Shares of S&W Seed Co. (NASDAQ:SANW) opened at 4.65 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $4.98 and its 200-day moving average price is $4.68. The stock’s market cap is $83.05 billion. S&W Seed Co. has a 52-week low of $3.90 and a 52-week high of $5.35.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SANW. Price Michael F increased its position in shares of S&W Seed Co. by 2.7% in the third quarter. Price Michael F now owns 3,197,838 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,309,000 after buying an additional 84,415 shares during the last quarter. SG Capital Management LLC increased its stake in S&W Seed Co. by 1.4% in the third quarter. SG Capital Management LLC now owns 145,415 shares of the company’s stock valued at $742,000 after buying an additional 2,069 shares in the last quarter. RMB Capital Management LLC increased its stake in S&W Seed Co. by 5.5% in the third quarter. RMB Capital Management LLC now owns 1,377,596 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,026,000 after buying an additional 71,754 shares in the last quarter. Northpointe Capital LLC increased its stake in S&W Seed Co. by 37.6% in the third quarter. Northpointe Capital LLC now owns 797,731 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,068,000 after buying an additional 217,808 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. purchased a new stake in S&W Seed Co. during the third quarter valued at about $671,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 60.40% of the company’s stock.

In related news, insider Mark S. Grewal sold 76,181 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.07, for a total value of $386,237.67. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 108,213 shares in the company, valued at approximately $548,639.91. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Matthew K. Szot sold 51,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.10, for a total transaction of $260,610.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 52,646 shares in the company, valued at $268,494.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 12.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About S&W Seed Co.

S&W Seed Company is a producer and distributor of alfalfa seed around the world. The Company’s alfalfa seed business encompasses the production, breeding and sale of non-dormant and dormant conventional varieties, and the potential for production and sale of genetically modified organism (GMO) varieties.

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