A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ: SFM):

  • 11/20/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was upgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 11/15/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 11/14/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/9/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was upgraded by analysts at Wolfe Research to an “outperform” rating.
  • 11/4/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $23.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Sprouts Farmers Markets, LLC engages in the retailing of natural and organic food primarily in the United States. The Company offers fresh produce, meats, cheeses, dairy, bakery, beer and wine, bulk foods, vitamins, and supplements. Sprouts Farmers Markets, LLC is based in Phoenix, Arizona. “
  • 11/3/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market had its price target lowered by analysts at Loop Capital from $25.00 to $24.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 11/3/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market had its price target raised by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $20.00 to $22.00. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • 10/30/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was given a new $25.00 price target on by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/30/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market had its price target lowered by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from $26.00 to $19.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 10/30/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was given a new $28.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/18/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Sprouts Farmers Markets, LLC engages in the retailing of natural and organic food primarily in the United States. The Company offers fresh produce, meats, cheeses, dairy, bakery, beer and wine, bulk foods, vitamins, and supplements. Sprouts Farmers Markets, LLC is based in Phoenix, Arizona. “
  • 10/16/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market is now covered by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. They set a “positive” rating and a $23.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/5/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Sprouts Farmers Markets, LLC engages in the retailing of natural and organic food primarily in the United States. The Company offers fresh produce, meats, cheeses, dairy, bakery, beer and wine, bulk foods, vitamins, and supplements. Sprouts Farmers Markets, LLC is based in Phoenix, Arizona. “
  • 10/4/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $21.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Sprouts Farmers Markets, LLC engages in the retailing of natural and organic food primarily in the United States. The Company offers fresh produce, meats, cheeses, dairy, bakery, beer and wine, bulk foods, vitamins, and supplements. Sprouts Farmers Markets, LLC is based in Phoenix, Arizona. “

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) opened at $21.67 on Wednesday. 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, Inc. has a 52 week low of $17.38 and a 52 week high of $25.98. The company has a quick ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77.

Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $1.21 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.18 billion. Sprouts Farmers Market had a return on equity of 21.00% and a net margin of 3.01%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.16 EPS. research analysts predict that Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. will post 0.99 earnings per share for the current year.

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

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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