Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) Short Interest Decreased By 5.19%

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.05, from 0.97 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 38 investors sold Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. shares while 74 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 117.93 million shares or 0.45% more from 117.40 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Ameriprise Finance invested in 0.01% or 540,936 shares. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.01% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Agf Invs stated it has 91,637 shares. Duncker Streett reported 3,450 shares stake. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) for 79,139 shares. New York-based Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership has invested 0% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Hennessy Incorporated invested in 0.11% or 142,600 shares. 900 are owned by Benjamin F Edwards. Art Advsr Limited Com reported 60,110 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P owns 105,031 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Vanguard Grp has 11.57M shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 330,975 are held by Lazard Asset Mgmt. Old National Bancshares In reported 0.02% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). American Gru Inc holds 0.02% or 247,642 shares in its portfolio. Impax Asset has 1.06 million shares for 0.57% of their portfolio.

Since July 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 selling transactions for $23.10 million activity. 45,000 shares valued at $1.10M were sold by Lombardi Brandon F. on Tuesday, August 14. Nielsen James Leroy sold $25,665 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) on Monday, July 2. Another trade for 53,333 shares valued at $1.47M was sold by Frumkin Theodore Edward II. Sanders Dan J sold $576,179 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) on Tuesday, September 11. Shares for $27,516 were sold by Fortunato Joe.

The stock of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) registered a decrease of 5.19% in short interest. SFM’s total short interest was 14.46M shares in December as published by FINRA. Its down 5.19% from 15.25M shares, reported previously. With 1.22 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 12 days to cover their SFM’s short positions. The short interest to Sprouts Farmers Market Inc’s float is 11.84%.

The stock decreased 14.84% or $4.01 during the last trading session, reaching $23.02. About 16.12 million shares traded or 623.13% up from the average. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) has risen 44.53% since December 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.91% the S&P500.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., a healthy grocery store, provides fresh, natural, and organic food in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.94 billion. The company’s stores offer fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, deli products, baked goods, dairy and dairy alternatives, frozen foods, body care and natural household items, and beer and wine. It has a 16.35 P/E ratio. As of May 04, 2017, it operated 260 stores in 15 states.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Sprouts Farmers Market had 8 analyst reports since August 3, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America downgraded it to “Underperform” rating and $21 target in Friday, November 30 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Monday, August 6 report. The stock of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, September 17. UBS maintained the shares of SFM in report on Friday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, September 21. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of SFM in report on Monday, September 24 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 10 by UBS. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Wednesday, August 8 with “Buy”.

More notable recent Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Sprouts Farmers (SFM) Beats on Q3 Earnings, Updates View – Nasdaq” on November 02, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Mixed; GameStop Lowers Profit Forecast – Nasdaq” published on November 30, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Can The Uptrend Continue for Aeterna Zentaris (AEZS)? – Nasdaq” on November 30, 2018. More interesting news about Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Sprouts: Accounting Headwinds – Seeking Alpha” published on November 26, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Dollar Tree, Goldman Sachs, Palo Alto Networks, Sony, Under Armour and More – 24/7 Wall St.” with publication date: November 30, 2018.

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