Media stories about Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sprouts Farmers Market earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.0364214065743 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Market Trends Toward New Normal in Rockwell Collins, Sprouts Farmers Market, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, CVS Health, FirstEnergy, and Welbilt, Inc. — Emerging Consolidated Expectations, Analyst Ratings (finance.yahoo.com)
- Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (SFM) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Sprouts Farmers Market Inc to Post FY2018 Earnings of $1.29 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (SFM) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) Set to Announce Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com)
- Jefferies Group Analysts Boost Earnings Estimates for Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (SFM) (americanbankingnews.com)
Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) traded up $0.28 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $26.94. 1,851,600 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,985,189. The company has a quick ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77. Sprouts Farmers Market has a 12 month low of $17.38 and a 12 month high of $28.29. The firm has a market cap of $3,547.66, a PE ratio of 27.86, a PEG ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.80.
In other news, Director Shon A. Boney sold 17,221 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.71, for a total transaction of $459,972.91. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 18,591 shares in the company, valued at approximately $496,565.61. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, COO James Leroy Nielsen sold 110,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.17, for a total transaction of $2,548,700.00. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 207,108 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,798,692.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 1,651,481 shares of company stock valued at $42,706,303 in the last quarter. 2.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Sprouts Farmers Market Company Profile
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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