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Stock Highlights: Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ: SFM)


Sprouts Farmers Market is in the consumer defensive sector and retail defensive industry. The company CEO is James L. Nielsen / Bradley Lukow. Sprouts Farmers Market Inc is US based company which operates as a specialty retailer of natural and organic food. It offers products including fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, bakery, and body care and natural household items.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SFM stock showed a previous change of -0.97% with an open at 21.67 and a close of 21.49. It reached an intraday high of 21.84 and a low of 21.22.

SeekingAlpha:  Sprouts Farmers Market’s (SFM) Management on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


The stock has a market cap of $2.5b with 118.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 116.7m shares. Trading volume reached 1,053,779 shares compared to its average volume of 1,913,009 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Sprouts Farmers Market shares returned -3.07% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.90%. Over three months, it changed -10.38%. In one year it has changed -2.94% and within that year its 52-week high was 29.67 and its 52-week low was 20.58. SFM stock is 4.45% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 24.40 and a 50 day moving average of 21.86. Currently SFM stock is trading -11.92% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Sprouts Farmers Market pops on earnings relief


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.21 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 17.76. Based on 7 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.41. The TTM EPS is 1.28, which comes to a TTM PE of 16.79. Historically, the PE high was 148.50 and the PE low was 16.79. SFM stock has set a new PE low record!

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 28.02, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 23.30%

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 0.49

SeekingAlpha:  Sprouts Farmers Market beats by $0.05, revenue in-line

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 25.85%, return on assets is 7.24%, profit margin is 2.82%, price-to-sales is 0.48 and price-to-book is 4.60.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 1  :Overall Score

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