Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) went down by -2.56% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $24.06 and move down -40.37%, while SFM stocks collected -3.11% of loss with the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 03/01/20 that Specialty Grocers Lose Their Edge

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) Worth an Investment?

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFM) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 13.79 times of increase in earnings at the present.

SFM Market Performance

SFM stocks went down by -3.11% for the week, with the monthly jump of 2.33% and a quarterly performance of -12.99%, while its annual performance rate touched -24.02%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 3.13% for SFM stocks with the simple moving average of -6.31% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for SFM stocks, with BMO Capital Markets repeating the rating for SFM shares by setting it to “Market Perform”. The predicted price for SFM socks in the upcoming period according to BMO Capital Markets is $20 based on the research report published on March 18, 2020.

Gordon Haskett, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see SFM stock at the price of $20. The rating they have provided for SFM stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on March 17, 2020.

Bernstein gave “ Outperform” rating to SFM stocks, setting the target price at $22 in the report published on February 21, 2020.

SFM Stocks 4.42% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought SFM to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -28.76% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 9.06%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 8.23%

In addition, Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. saw -11.42% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further losses.

SFM Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM), starting from Molloy Lawrence, who bought 5,000 shares at the price of $13.05 back on Mar 13. After this action, Rushing now owns 48,975 shares of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., valued at $65,263 with the latest closing price.

Sanders Dan J, the Chief Operations Officer of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., sold 652 shares at the value of $16.96 during a trade that took place back on Mar 06, which means that Sanders Dan J is holding 37,736 shares at the value of $11,059 based on the most recent closing price.

SFM Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +3.99 for the present operating margin and +31.49 for gross margin. The net margin for Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. stands at +2.66. Equity return holds the value 26.80%, with 5.50% for asset returns.