Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) went up by 1.95% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $24.06 and move down -24.08%, while SFM stocks collected +4.25% of gains 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 15.60 times of increase in earnings at the present.

SFM Market Performance

SFM stocks went up by 4.25% for the week, with the monthly jump of 12.54% and a quarterly performance of 3.77%, while its annual performance rate touched -9.73%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 11.81% for SFM stocks with the simple moving average of 6.47% 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 17.12% 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 -19.41% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 9.09%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 4.66%, while the shares surge at the distance of +17.73% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by +13.86% upper at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, SFM went up by +4.25%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of -0.72% of losses for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $17.49. In addition, Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. saw 0.21% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further gains.

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. Total capital return value is set at 12.89, while invested capital returns managed to touch 8.87. Equity return holds the value 26.80%, with 5.50% for asset returns.

Based on Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM), the company’s capital structure generated 298.18 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 74.89. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 61.99 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 10.73 and long-term debt to capital is 279.81.

EBITDA value lies at 581.95 M with total debt to EBITDA carrying the value of 1.28. The value for Enterprise to Sales is 0.67 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.44. The receivables turnover for Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. is 198.79 with the total asset turnover at the value of 2.46. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.93.