The Street Is Finally Waking Up To Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NASDAQ: SFM)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by +$0.81, or +2.97%, to $28.05. Volume reached 21,077 shares, with price reaching a high of $27.44 and a low of $27.41. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Sprouts Farmers Market Aligns with Arizona State University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California, and University of Texas to Empower Women’s Sports and Health.

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Stocks Info

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ as a member of the Consumer Defensive sector and is a part of the Grocery Stores industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $27.44 and fluctuated between $27.61 as its day high and $27.10 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. is $2.93B. A total of 1.01 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.50M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, SFM has seen 4 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 31,011 and the disposition of 88,708 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 29 BUYs and 27 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 481,034 shares during that period but sold 256,197.

In the most recent transaction, Neal John Scott sold 2,565 shares of SFM for 29.94 per share on Aug 11. After the transaction, the Chief Merchandising Officer now owns 40,544 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 08, Sanders Dan J sold 59,607 shares at 30.26 per share. SFM shares that Chief Store Operations Officer owns now total 9,787.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Sinclair Jack disposed of 26,536 shares on Jun 27 at a per-share price of $25.65. This resulted in the Chief Executive Officer holding 293,591 shares of SFM after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Molloy Lawrence sold 1,298 shares at $25.11 per share on Jun 10. Company shares held by the Chief Financial Officer now total 238,624.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for SFM in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $29.57 with high estimates of $38.00 and low estimates of $21.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SFM has a high of $35.34 and a low of $21.18.

As of this writing, SFM has an earnings estimate of $0.52 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 5 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.53 per share and a lower estimate of $0.51. The company reported an EPS of $0.57 in the last quarter, which was 9.62% higher than expectations of $0.52.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 19 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for SFM is Underweight with a score of 3.13. A total of 4 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 9 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 3 thought the stock was Underweight and 3 thought it should be Sold.

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