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WFM

Bought by AMZN

$29.53

0.06 (0.20%)

, SFM

Sprouts Farmers Market

$22.02

1.14 (5.46%)

08:46
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08:46
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08:46

Sprouts Farmers Market trades higher in pre-market

Shares of Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) are on the move higher, last up over 6% to $23.35. At that price next resistance is at $24.04. Support is at $22.99. Whole Foods (WFM) is also trading higher, last up 2.4% to $30.24. At that price next resistance is at $31.22. Support is at $29.84.

WFM

Bought by AMZN

$29.53

0.06 (0.20%)

SFM

Sprouts Farmers Market

$22.02

1.14 (5.46%)

  • 20

    Jun

WFM Bought by AMZN
$29.53

0.06 (0.20%)

01/20/17
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INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Amazon.com (AMZN) initiated with a Buy at Aegis. 2. Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) and Facebook (FB) were resumed with an Overweight at Pacific Crest, while Twitter (TWTR) was resumed with a Sector Weight. 3. Costco (COST) coverage was resumed with a Buy at Stifel, while Wal-Mart (WMT) and Target (TGT) were resumed with a Hold. 4. Whole Foods (WFM) was initiated with a Market Perform, while Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) was initiated with an Outperform at William Blair. 5. CBS (CBS) was reinstated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
02/02/17
CLVD
02/02/17
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CLVD
Whole Foods estimate lowered on softenting trends at Cleveland Research
02/09/17
FBCO
02/09/17
NO CHANGE
Target $36
FBCO
Outperform
Whole Foods price target lowered to $36 from $40 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Edward Kelly lowered his price target for Whole Foods to $36 from $40 following the company's mixed Q1 earnings update. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares as he continues to see value in the brand, believes there is a path for improved performance over time, and likes the stock's risk/reward.
02/09/17
PIVT
02/09/17
NO CHANGE
Target $20
PIVT
Sell
Pivotal calls Whole Foods sales deceleration 'alarming'
Pivotal Research analyst Ajay Jain believes Whole Foods' sales are decelerating at an "alarming rate." The company's guidance reduction last night is the latest in a multi-year string of earnings setbacks, Jain tells investors in a post-earnings research note. He keeps a Sell rating on the shares with a $20 price target.
SFM Sprouts Farmers Market
$22.02

1.14 (5.46%)

02/01/17
OTRG
02/01/17
UPGRADE
OTRG
Mixed
Sprouts Farmers Markets upgraded to Mixed from Negative at OTR Global
OTR Global changed its view on Sprouts Farmers Markets to Mixed following checks that indicate orders improved slightly in Q4 due to promotions.
02/02/17
FBCO
02/02/17
NO CHANGE
Target $23
FBCO
Outperform
Re-inflation to alleviate Sprouts Farmers Markets pressure, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Edward Kelly says that while short-term caution is certainly warranted given accelerating produce deflation and a tough overall competitive environment, he thinks Sprouts Farmers Markets' Q4 will eventually result in an attractive opportunity. The analyst believes the stock may be the most leveraged to re-inflation at this point, as comps should see relief when pricing firms, margin pressure should moderate as industry promotions begin to ease, and the valuation has upside given it is likely to remain a growth story. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $23 price target on the shares.
02/27/17
RBCM
02/27/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Sprouts Farmers Markets fiscal 2017 guidance conservative, says RBC Capital
After Sprouts reported stronger than expected results, RBC Capital analyst William Kirk says that the company's fundamentals continue to be strong. He thinks that the company's guidance is "beatable," partly due to easing comps and lessening cannibalization, along with the contribution of the company's new stores to comp increases. Kirk remains upbeat on the company's fundamentals and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
03/20/17
JEFF
03/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $22
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies sees $26/share buyout price for Sprouts Farmers Market
After Bloomberg reported that Cerberus Capital Management-backed Albertsons held preliminary talks to merge with Sprouts Farmers Market, Jefferies analyst Christopher Mandeville says historical transactions suggest a $26 per share takeout price for Sprouts. The stock in pre-market trading is up 5%, or $1.13, to $23.15. If Sprouts is willing to sell itself, multiple suitors, both financial and strategic, could show interest, leading to a competitive bidding process that could potentially push the valuation higher than $26 per share, Mandeville tells investors in a research note. The company, as one of the last few growth concepts remaining in grocery, should "receive a very healthy valuation," the analyst argues. He has a Buy rating on Sprouts with a $22 price target.

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