Schneider Capital Management Holds Stake in Ardmore Shipping (ASC); Waterstone Capital Management LP Has Lowered Its Stake in Sprouts Fmrs Mkt (SFM) as Market Value Declined

May 18, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Schneider Capital Management Corp increased its stake in Ardmore Shipping Corp (ASC) by 41.94% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Schneider Capital Management Corp bought 245,917 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.50% with the market. The institutional investor held 832,262 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.66M, up from 586,345 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Schneider Capital Management Corp who had been investing in Ardmore Shipping Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $262.81M market cap company. It closed at $8.1 lastly. It is down 1.96% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.59% the S&P500.

Shawn Bergerson decreased its stake in Sprouts Fmrs Mkt Inc (SFM) by 48% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Waterstone Capital Management Lp sold 60,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.12% with the market. The hedge fund run by Shawn Bergerson held 65,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.58M, down from 125,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Waterstone Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Sprouts Fmrs Mkt Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.87 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.29% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $21.79. About 302,901 shares traded. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) has risen 3.50% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.05% the S&P500.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 sales for $47.04 million activity. $317,570 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) was sold by Lombardi Brandon F.. Shares for $166,514 were sold by Lukow Bradley. Maredia Amin N. sold 142,454 shares worth $3.62 million. On Monday, March 12 the insider Frumkin Theodore Edward II sold $11,930. $48,963 worth of stock was sold by Nielsen James Leroy on Monday, March 12. Sanders Dan J sold $316,232 worth of stock.

Analysts await Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.33 EPS, up 13.79% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.29 per share. SFM’s profit will be $43.51M for 16.51 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.50 actual EPS reported by Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -34.00% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.21, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 27 investors sold SFM shares while 85 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 88 raised stakes. 116.33 million shares or 1.00% less from 117.51 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. State Bank Of Montreal Can holds 112,210 shares. Bamco Ny holds 30,000 shares. The France-based Cap Fund Mgmt Sa has invested 0.1% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership accumulated 2.42M shares. Ahl Prns Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.02% or 64,474 shares. Alliancebernstein LP has 0% invested in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) for 175,298 shares. Smith Asset Management Grp Lp has 777,380 shares for 0.59% of their portfolio. 48,400 were reported by Globeflex Cap Lp. Northern Tru invested 0.01% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Shelton Cap Mgmt owns 269,882 shares or 0.42% of their US portfolio. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 0.03% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) or 31,200 shares. The New York-based Citigroup has invested 0% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). South Dakota Inv Council, South Dakota-based fund reported 78,800 shares. Robecosam Ag has invested 0% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Pub Employees Retirement Of Ohio invested 0.01% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM).

More notable recent Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Walmart’s online grocery delivery to launch in Houston” on May 14, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Instacart faces new challenge with Kroger/Ocado tie-up” published on May 17, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital Enters Office Depot (ODP), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) (more…) – 13F” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Sprouts ends Amazon Prime Now delivery partnership” published on May 04, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Sprouts Farmers Market reeling after soft guidance” with publication date: May 03, 2018.

Among 28 analysts covering Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM), 15 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Sprouts Farmers Market had 94 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Northcoast on Monday, November 20. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, July 26 by Goldman Sachs. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 25 by Jefferies. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, September 23. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, May 4 report. The stock of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, June 16. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Friday, August 7. RBC Capital Markets maintained Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) on Monday, October 30 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, November 6 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 29 by William Blair.

Among 8 analysts covering Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Ardmore Shipping Corporation had 22 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Seaport Global reinitiated the shares of ASC in report on Wednesday, May 4 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC) rating on Monday, September 11. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $10.0 target. The stock of Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 18 by Jefferies. JP Morgan maintained Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC) on Friday, March 23 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, May 30. JP Morgan maintained Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC) on Thursday, April 7 with “Overweight” rating. On Friday, July 1 the stock rating was upgraded by ABN Amro to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, November 2 with “Equal-Weight”. Jefferies maintained Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC) on Wednesday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, December 15.

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