Smith Chas P & Associates PA Cpas acquired a new stake in shares of SPAR Group Inc (NASDAQ:SGRP) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 48,443 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $50,000.

Several analysts have commented on SGRP shares. ValuEngine raised SPAR Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 25th. TheStreet raised SPAR Group from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Friday, September 6th.

In other news, major shareholder Robert G/ Brown sold 70,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.01, for a total transaction of $70,700.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, COO Kori Belzer sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.17, for a total value of $29,250.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 150,671 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $176,285.07. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 155,486 shares of company stock valued at $171,584. Company insiders own 63.90% of the company’s stock.

SGRP traded up $0.02 on Tuesday, hitting $1.07. 1,600 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 53,433. The stock has a market capitalization of $21.89 million, a PE ratio of 6.56 and a beta of 0.32. The company has a 50 day moving average of $1.07 and a 200-day moving average of $0.87. SPAR Group Inc has a 12-month low of $0.45 and a 12-month high of $1.24. The company has a quick ratio of 1.29, a current ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19.

SPAR Group (NASDAQ:SGRP) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 14th. The business services provider reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $68.22 million during the quarter. SPAR Group had a return on equity of 12.56% and a net margin of 0.93%.

SPAR Group Company Profile

SPAR Group, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides merchandising and marketing services worldwide. The company offers syndicated services, such as product reordering and replenishment; ensuring its products for distribution; adding new products; implementing store planogram schematics; setting product category shelves; ensuring that product shelf tags are in place; checking for salability of the clients' products; placing new product and promotional items in prominent positions; and kiosk replenishment and maintenance services for retailers, manufacturers, and distributors.

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