ValuEngine upgraded shares of S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Thursday, ValuEngine reports.

Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on SANW. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of S&W Seed from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 24th. National Securities reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of S&W Seed in a research note on Friday, May 10th.

Shares of S&W Seed stock opened at $2.94 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $83.20 million, a P/E ratio of -13.36 and a beta of 0.50. The company has a quick ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 1.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12. S&W Seed has a 12-month low of $1.81 and a 12-month high of $3.55.

S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.10) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.16) by $0.06. The business had revenue of $18.18 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $13.00 million. S&W Seed had a negative net margin of 14.26% and a negative return on equity of 9.19%. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that S&W Seed will post -0.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SANW. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in S&W Seed by 16.1% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 146,276 shares of the company’s stock worth $358,000 after acquiring an additional 20,253 shares during the last quarter. Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. bought a new position in S&W Seed during the 4th quarter worth approximately $246,000. First Manhattan Co. bought a new position in S&W Seed during the 1st quarter worth approximately $182,000. Teton Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in S&W Seed by 1.0% during the 1st quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. now owns 495,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,327,000 after acquiring an additional 5,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC bought a new position in S&W Seed during the 1st quarter worth approximately $266,000. 77.30% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About S&W Seed

S&W Seed Company, an agricultural company, engages in breeding, growing, processing, and selling alfalfa seeds. The company sells its seeds to distributors and dealers in approximately 30 countries worldwide. S&W Seed Company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Sacramento, California.

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