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Stock Highlights: SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ: SPTN)


SpartanNash Company is part of the retail defensive industry and trades as part of the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is David M. Staples. SpartanNash Company is a multi-regional grocery distributor and retailer. It distributes grocery products to independent grocery retailers, national retailers, and food service distributors.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SPTN stock showed a previous change of 0.52% with an open at 11.71 and a close of 11.71. It reached an intraday high of 11.98 and a low of 11.61.

SeekingAlpha:  Pivotal Research warns on SpartanNash


The stock has a market cap of $425.2m with 36.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 34.6m shares. Trading volume reached 205,378 shares compared to its average volume of 313,926 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SpartanNash Company shares returned 0.26% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -23.07%. Over three months, it changed -27.96%. In one year it has changed -50.88% and within that year its 52-week high was 26.50 and its 52-week low was 11.12. SPTN stock is 5.31% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 17.45 and a 50 day moving average of 14.61. Currently SPTN stock is trading -32.91% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Pivotal Research warns on SpartanNash


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.27 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 9.22. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.39.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

Apr19 (Reported on 05/20/2019): 0.21
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/20/2019): -0.39
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/07/2018): 0.49
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/15/2018): 0.49
Apr18 (Reported on 05/29/2018): 0.34

The dividend per share is currently 0.76, which is a dividend yield of 6.42%. SPTN stock may not have enough earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in the business, therefore the dividend may be cut in the future.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 26.82, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 56.33%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 1.39.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 5.12%, return on assets is 1.50%, profit margin is 0.34%, price-to-sales is 0.04 and price-to-book is 0.62.

Company Scores:

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

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