Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) – The Long Game That Investors Are Missing

Nielsen James Leroy, Interim Co-CEO,President & COO, subtracted 3,732 shares of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) from its portfolio at the rate of $22.88 per share valuing $85,391 on Mar 06. The insider left behind 157,135 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) was $18.83. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $18.94, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $19.04. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $18.72 and a 2nd Support Level at $18.60. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) stock has gained -$0.06, or 2.00%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$1.61, or -7.88%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$2.55, or -11.93%. This year-to-date, Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) shares have lost -$4.68, or -19.91%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) stock, 20% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Sell .”

With 117,956 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $2,223,471K. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) generates $5,207 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $158,540 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -17.67%, a 3-Year Total Return of -18.73%, and a 5-year Total Return of -40.73%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 0.00%. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 0.00%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.00.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) reported earnings of $0.46 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.41 per share, representing a 0.05 difference and 11.95% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $0.19 represented a 0.01 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.18 per share, which was a 8.32% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.31 per share. This estimate came from a total of 7 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.32 and the low estimate was $0.29. In the year-ago quarter, Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) generated per-share earnings of $0.32. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -3.13% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 8 purchases (218,351 shares in total) and 0 sale (0 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 12 insider buys amounting to 238,230 shares and 15 insider sales amounting to 27,550 shares. In the past full year, 27 insider purchases were made (involving 984,553 shares) and 25 insider sell-offs equivalent to 829,586 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) has a Current Ratio of 1.08, a Quick Ratio of 0.22 and a Cash Ratio of 0.01. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 98.45, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 49.61, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 32.67. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 97.19 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 48.97.