Analyst Ratings for Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, SFM received an average rating of Overweight.

11 analysts declared SFM a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SFM. The highest price target was 30, implying a possible profit of 25.37 percent. The minimum price target given was 22, which equates to a potential downside of -8.07 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.25 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of SFM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 3.8 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. SFM has a PEG ratio of 7.32.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SFM hit 25.98 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 17.38. Today's price is 37.69 percent above the 52-week low, and 7.89 percent below the high. SFM has a price/earnings ratio of 27.83. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SFM value stock report compares SFM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.34 billion. SFM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.