This is what analysts have to say about Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) after last week.

January 21, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

 This is what analysts have to say about Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) after last week.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.18, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 34 investors sold Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. shares while 82 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 117.51 million shares or 3.11% more from 113.96 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
King Luther Mngmt has 0.01% invested in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Maverick Limited, Texas-based fund reported 2,137 shares. Profund Advsr Ltd Llc holds 0.01% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) or 14,446 shares. Moreover, Liberty Mutual Group Asset Inc has 0.03% invested in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Ltd invested in 582,381 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership has 0.29% invested in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Manufacturers Life Insur The owns 185,529 shares. Laurion L P reported 0.02% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). X Mngmt Com Llc accumulated 3,861 shares. Mackenzie stated it has 0.03% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). First Interstate State Bank holds 0% of its portfolio in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) for 774 shares. Federated Invsts Inc Pa has invested 0% of its portfolio in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Duncker Streett & Inc has invested 0.02% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Jennison Assocs Limited Liability Company invested in 0.04% or 1.88M shares. Carlson Cap Limited Partnership accumulated 493,308 shares or 0.16% of the stock.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $22.34 million activity. Boney Shon A. had sold 848,409 shares worth $20.97M on Tuesday, January 2. On Thursday, August 17 TOWNSEND STEVEN H sold $366,246 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) or 15,000 shares. Shares for $299,283 were sold by Maredia Amin N. on Tuesday, January 2.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) Ratings Coverage

Among 24 analysts covering Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM), 15 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Sprouts Farmers Market had 74 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 30 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Friday, September 30. On Friday, September 9 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of SFM in report on Thursday, June 8 with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, July 14 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Longbow given on Wednesday, July 29. On Tuesday, June 13 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 16 by Stephens. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, July 25. Below is a list of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) latest ratings and price target changes.

16/01/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $27.0 Maintain
10/01/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $25.0 Maintain
11/01/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Buy New Target: $30.0 Maintain
10/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $26.0 Maintain
20/11/2017 Broker: Northcoast Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
14/11/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Sell New Target: $18 Reinitiate
03/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $20 New Target: $22 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Loop Capital Rating: Hold Old Target: $25 New Target: $24 Maintain
30/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $28.0 Maintain
30/10/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy Old Target: $27 New Target: $25 Maintain

The stock increased 2.70% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $26.65. About 1.96 million shares traded. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) has declined 1.88% since January 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.58% the S&P500.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., a healthy grocery store, provides fresh, natural, and organic food in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.55 billion. The companyÂ’s stores offer fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, deli products, baked goods, dairy and dairy alternatives, frozen foods, body care and natural household items, and beer and wine. It has a 27.45 P/E ratio. As of May 04, 2017, it operated 260 stores in 15 states.

More notable recent Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter and 2017 Results” on January 08, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Sprouts Farmers Markets, Inc. Stock Surged 29% Last Year” published on January 11, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Sprouts Farmers Market Reaches Analyst Target Price” on January 15, 2018. More interesting news about Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) were released by: Baltimoresun.com and their article: “Organic grocery store Sprouts Farmers Market coming to Ellicott City in March” published on January 03, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Sprouts announces opening dates for new stores in Tempe and Scottsdale” with publication date: December 22, 2017.

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