Bard Associates Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of S&W Seed Company (NASDAQ:SANW) by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 280,763 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,000 shares during the period. Bard Associates Inc. owned approximately 1.56% of S&W Seed worth $1,165,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of S&W Seed by 5.5% during the 2nd quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 873,443 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,625,000 after purchasing an additional 45,248 shares in the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC bought a new position in shares of S&W Seed during the 2nd quarter valued at about $210,000. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of S&W Seed by 10.9% during the 2nd quarter. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. now owns 585,857 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,431,000 after purchasing an additional 57,679 shares in the last quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC lifted its holdings in shares of S&W Seed by 35.1% during the 2nd quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC now owns 157,920 shares of the company’s stock valued at $655,000 after purchasing an additional 40,989 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of S&W Seed by 13.1% during the 2nd quarter. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. now owns 605,985 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,514,000 after purchasing an additional 70,195 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 56.42% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on SANW shares. Bank of America Corporation assumed coverage on S&W Seed in a report on Thursday, June 15th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. ValuEngine cut S&W Seed from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $8.00 target price on shares of S&W Seed in a research note on Sunday, May 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.00.

In related news, insider Mfp Partners Lp bought 375,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were bought at an average price of $3.20 per share, for a total transaction of $1,200,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, major shareholder Wynnefield Partners Small Cap bought 196,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 21st. The stock was bought at an average price of $4.16 per share, for a total transaction of $819,104.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders bought 1,665,879 shares of company stock worth $6,381,261 and sold 32,219 shares worth $114,021. 12.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

S&W Seed Company (NASDAQ:SANW) traded up 0.0765% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $3.4026. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,630 shares. The firm’s market cap is $61.18 million. S&W Seed Company has a 52-week low of $3.13 and a 52-week high of $5.35. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $3.40 and a 200 day moving average of $4.13.

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S&W Seed Company Profile

S&W Seed Company (S&W) is a global agricultural company. The Company focuses on the breeding, production and sale of alfalfa seed. In addition to its primary activities in alfalfa seed, it also offers hybrid sorghum and sunflower seed germplasm. As of June 30, 2016, the Company sold its alfalfa seed varieties in more than 30 countries across the globe.

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