Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ: SFM) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 7/31/2017 – 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.
  • 7/27/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $26.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/25/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $26.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/25/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating.
  • 7/12/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/12/2017 – 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. “
  • 6/30/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/27/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company.
  • 6/23/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $25.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $26.00.
  • 6/20/2017 – 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. “
  • 6/19/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a $22.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $23.00.
  • 6/16/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating.
  • 6/16/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • 6/16/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was upgraded by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $24.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/16/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 6/15/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “overweight” rating to an “equal” rating. They now have a $23.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $21.00.
  • 6/14/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was given a new $26.00 price target on by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 6/10/2017 – Sprouts Farmers Market was given a new $24.00 price target on by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) traded down 1.58% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $23.63. 1,259,054 shares of the stock traded hands. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. has a 1-year low of $17.38 and a 1-year high of $25.98. The company has a 50-day moving average of $23.22 and a 200-day moving average of $21.88. The stock has a market cap of $3.25 billion, a PE ratio of 27.77 and a beta of 0.52.

Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $1.13 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.11 billion. Sprouts Farmers Market had a net margin of 2.97% and a return on equity of 17.33%. Sprouts Farmers Market’s quarterly revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.30 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. will post $0.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Sprouts Farmers Market news, COO James Leroy Nielsen sold 55,322 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.74, for a total value of $1,313,344.28. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 152,430 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,618,688.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Amin N. Maredia sold 13,448 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.71, for a total transaction of $305,404.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 119,246 shares of company stock valued at $2,840,927. 2.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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