News articles about Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sprouts Farmers Market earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6680383364338 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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Several analysts have recently issued reports on SFM shares. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 price target on shares of Sprouts Farmers Market in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Jefferies Group LLC reduced their price target on shares of Sprouts Farmers Market from $26.00 to $19.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 30th. William Blair reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Sprouts Farmers Market in a research report on Friday, August 25th. BidaskClub cut shares of Sprouts Farmers Market from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Loop Capital reduced their price target on shares of Sprouts Farmers Market from $25.00 to $24.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.28.

Shares of Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ SFM) traded up $0.36 on Tuesday, hitting $21.67. 2,114,123 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,937,887. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,750.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.33, a PEG ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 0.54. Sprouts Farmers Market has a twelve month low of $17.38 and a twelve month high of $25.98.

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, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $1.21 billion for 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 for the quarter was up 16.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.16 earnings per share. analysts expect that Sprouts Farmers Market will post 0.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CFO Bradley Lukow purchased 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 29th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $19.80 per share, with a total value of $138,600.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Daniel Bruni purchased 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 15th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $19.00 per share, with a total value of $285,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

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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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