Two Stocks in Action: Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM), Target Corp. (TGT)

Andrew Cummings
March 20, 2017

Based on the latest brokerage notes which have been released to investors, 5 brokers have issued a rating of "strong buy", 7 brokers "buy", 9 brokers "neutral", 0 brokers "sell" and 0 brokers "strong sell". Company price to earnings (P/E) ratio, which measures the relationship between the earnings of a company and its stock price, is calculated as 20.59.

Finally, analysts shed their light over the SFM price targets; maintaining price high target of 30 while at average the price target was 22.93 in contrast with the current price of 22.02.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 16 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Sprouts Farmers Market, 1.11 Billion. The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 7.08% and Monthly Volatility of 3.88%.

Christopher Mandeville, a Jefferies analyst, says that Sprouts Farmers Market Inc may be able to reach a value of $26 per share in a potential deal. Analyst's mean target price for CMCSA is $41.81 while analysts mean recommendation is 1.80. The company had Year Ago Sales of 993.24 Million. According to them, the median (average) EPS the company could deliver is 0.3/share. Hence, the surprise factor was -5.9 percent.

Supermarket chain Albertson's is reportedly considering a merger with organic grocer Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM). (SFM) reported Actual EPS of $0.12/share with the difference of -0.01 percent and a surprise of -7.7 percent. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. The median estimate represents a +4.45% increase from the last price of 22.02. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.24/share and a High Estimate of $0.32/share. The company had revenue of $985.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $974.60 million. The company posted negative same-store sales, excluding fuel, for the first time in more than a decade in the fourth quarter.

The equity stands -24.53% away from the 52-week high and 30.26% from the 52-week low. Sprouts Farmers Market has a 52-week low of $17.38 and a 52-week high of $29.93.

While Looking at Sales Growth (Year/est), the company is now showing a percentage value of 6 percent. The co has price volatility of 7.08% for a week and 3.88% for a month. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 6,216 shares of the company's stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 390 shares in the last quarter. For the next 5 years, Sprouts Farmers Market, expecting Growth of 10.21% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 12.3% per annum. The Insider Ownership of the company now is 0.5 percent, and Institutional Ownership is 95.9 percent.

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