Equities analysts expect S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) to report earnings per share of $1.12 for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for S&W Seed’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.19 and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.05. S&W Seed posted earnings per share of ($0.24) during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 566.7%. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, September 19th.
On average, analysts expect that S&W Seed will report full-year earnings of $0.99 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.89 to $1.08. For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of ($0.46) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.50) to ($0.42). Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for S&W Seed.
A number of brokerages have weighed in on SANW. Zacks Investment Research raised S&W Seed from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 13th. National Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $6.00 price target on shares of S&W Seed in a research report on Friday, May 24th. ValuEngine raised S&W Seed from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 23rd. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $3.50 price target on shares of S&W Seed in a research report on Monday, June 10th.
Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in SANW. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of S&W Seed by 11.1% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 162,512 shares of the company’s stock worth $294,000 after buying an additional 16,236 shares during the last quarter. First Manhattan Co. acquired a new stake in shares of S&W Seed in the first quarter worth about $182,000. Teton Advisors Inc. lifted its position in shares of S&W Seed by 1.0% in the first quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. now owns 495,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,327,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the last quarter. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. bought a new position in shares of S&W Seed in the second quarter worth about $3,079,000. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of S&W Seed by 3.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 703,547 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,858,000 after purchasing an additional 25,650 shares during the period. 77.36% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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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