434,580 Shares in S&W Seed (SANW) Acquired by Alta Fundamental Advisers LLC

Alta Fundamental Advisers LLC purchased a new stake in shares of S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 434,580 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,694,000. S&W Seed accounts for about 1.0% of Alta Fundamental Advisers LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 18th largest holding. Alta Fundamental Advisers LLC owned approximately 1.79% of S&W Seed at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Teton Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in S&W Seed during the 4th quarter valued at $208,000. Maple Rock Capital Partners Inc. purchased a new stake in S&W Seed during the 4th quarter valued at $321,000. Old West Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in S&W Seed during the 3rd quarter valued at $824,000. Birch Run Capital Advisors LP purchased a new stake in S&W Seed during the 4th quarter valued at $1,465,000. Finally, B. Riley Financial Inc. raised its holdings in S&W Seed by 151.9% during the 3rd quarter. B. Riley Financial Inc. now owns 398,190 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,272,000 after buying an additional 240,136 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 65.02% of the company’s stock.

Shares of S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) opened at $3.75 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 1.61 and a quick ratio of 0.51. S&W Seed has a 52 week low of $2.90 and a 52 week high of $5.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $86.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.28 and a beta of -0.57.

A number of research firms have weighed in on SANW. ValuEngine lowered S&W Seed from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. B. Riley reduced their target price on S&W Seed from $6.50 to $5.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Noble Financial began coverage on S&W Seed in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $7.00 target price on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. S&W Seed currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.30.

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About S&W Seed

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW)

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