March 23, 2017

Price Target Analysis Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM)

21 March 2017, 01:45 | Austin Hogan

Customers leave an Albertsons grocery store with their purchases in Burbank California

Customers leave an Albertsons grocery store with their purchases in Burbank California

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (SFM) shares are showing positive signals short-term as the stock has finished higher for 7 consecutive bars. In other words, EPS reveals how profitable a company is on a share owner basis. Comerica Bank's holdings in Sprouts Farmers Market were worth $1,599,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter past year. The company had Year Ago Sales of 993.24 Million. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 9,037 shares of the company's stock valued at $187,000 after buying an additional 449 shares during the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Sprouts Farmers Market by 4.0% in the fourth quarter. The Insider Ownership of the company now is 0.5 percent, and Institutional Ownership is 95.9 percent.

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) opened at 22.02 on Friday. The 52-week range of the stock is $17.38 to $30.00. P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 26.69 and Forward P/E ratio of 21.93. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $18.74 and its 200-day moving average price is $20.18. (NASDAQ:SFM) need to consider for profitability analysis, the firm has profit margin of positive 3.10% to find consistent trends in a firm's earnings.

For the quarter ending 11/03/2016, The Analyst projected that the company could deliver EPS of 0.17 while the company provided its Actual EPS of 0.16 showing a difference of -0.01 Percent between the Estimated and Actual EPS. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.24/share and a High Estimate of $0.32/share.

This year, the company showed a solid 6 percent of growth. In the last five years, the company's full-year sales growth remained over 29.60% a year on average and the company's earnings per share moved up by an average rate of 37.60%. On average, equities analysts expect that Sprouts Farmers Market will post $0.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Other analysts also recently issued research reports about the company.

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The current consensus rating on Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) is Hold (Score: 2.45) with a consensus target price of $25.33 per share, a potential 16.10% upside. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Sprouts Farmers Market in a research report on Wednesday, February 22nd.

02/01/2017 - Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. was upgraded to "mixed" by analysts at OTR Global. They now have a United States dollars 30 price target on the stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.27, for a total value of $867,150.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 1.77 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell. Corporate insiders own 2.60% of the company's stock.

Now we'll take a look at how the fundamentals are stacking up for Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (SFM).

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