S&W Seed Company (NASDAQ:SANW) insider Mark S. Grewal sold 29,938 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.50, for a total transaction of $104,783.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 160,879 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $563,076.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of S&W Seed Company (NASDAQ:SANW) traded down 2.90% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $3.35. 88,909 shares of the company were exchanged. S&W Seed Company has a one year low of $3.33 and a one year high of $5.35. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $3.92 and its 200-day moving average is $4.37. The stock’s market cap is $60.23 million.

S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 10th. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.05. S&W Seed had a negative net margin of 0.46% and a positive return on equity of 1.53%. The firm had revenue of $21.01 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.49 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.04 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 16.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that S&W Seed Company will post ($0.02) EPS for the current year.

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A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 price objective on shares of S&W Seed in a research report on Sunday, May 14th. Roth Capital set a $6.00 price objective on shares of S&W Seed and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 13th. Bank of America Corporation assumed coverage on shares of S&W Seed in a research report on Thursday, June 15th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded shares of S&W Seed from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $6.00 to $4.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 11th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of S&W Seed from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.00.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. increased its position in S&W Seed by 10.9% in the second quarter. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. now owns 585,857 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,431,000 after buying an additional 57,679 shares during the last quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC increased its position in S&W Seed by 35.1% in the second quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC now owns 157,920 shares of the company’s stock worth $655,000 after buying an additional 40,989 shares during the last quarter. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. increased its position in S&W Seed by 13.1% in the second quarter. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. now owns 605,985 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,514,000 after buying an additional 70,195 shares during the last quarter. Wynnefield Capital Inc. increased its position in S&W Seed by 12.3% in the first quarter. Wynnefield Capital Inc. now owns 2,386,496 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,813,000 after buying an additional 262,270 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Kennedy Capital Management Inc. increased its position in S&W Seed by 1.2% in the first quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 828,195 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,100,000 after buying an additional 9,437 shares during the last quarter. 63.76% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW)

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