Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) Reaches $26.86 After 5.00% Up Move; Shorts at Exfo (EXFO) Lowered By 49.62%

February 13, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Exfo Incorporated (NASDAQ:EXFO) had a decrease of 49.62% in short interest. EXFO’s SI was 6,600 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 49.62% from 13,100 shares previously. With 16,500 avg volume, 0 days are for Exfo Incorporated (NASDAQ:EXFO)’s short sellers to cover EXFO’s short positions. The SI to Exfo Incorporated’s float is 0.04%. The stock increased 0.70% or $0.0311 during the last trading session, reaching $4.4811. About 9,352 shares traded. EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) has risen 19.54% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.84% the S&P500.

The stock of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 2.52% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $26.86. About 461,838 shares traded. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) has declined 1.88% since February 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.58% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $3.57 billion company. It was reported on Feb, 13 by Barchart.com. We have $28.20 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:SFM worth $178.70M more.

Among 6 analysts covering EXFO (NASDAQ:EXFO), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. EXFO had 17 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) on Thursday, October 12 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Wednesday, August 9. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, June 30. On Sunday, October 15 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by IBC given on Thursday, January 7. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, August 31 with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, June 30. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $5.5000 target in Thursday, June 29 report. Northland Capital maintained EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) rating on Friday, June 30. Northland Capital has “Buy” rating and $600 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Northland Capital on Wednesday, October 11.

EXFO Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets test, service assurance, and analytics solutions for fixed and mobile network operators, communications service providers, Web-scale operators, and network equipment manufacturers in the telecommunications industry worldwide. The company has market cap of $241.25 million. It offers field-test platforms, including FTB-1 Pro platform, a single-slot modular platform for optic, copper, Ethernet, and multiservice testing applications; FTB-2 Pro platform that hosts two single-slot test modules; and FTB-500 platform for datacom testing, optical time domain reflectometer analysis, optical loss, Ethernet, and multiservice transport testing. It has a 1120.28 P/E ratio. The firm also provides wireless test equipment comprising 2G, 3G, and 4G/long-term evolution network simulators; and wireline/wireless service assurance systems, including The EXFO Worx System, a hardware and software solution that delivers service monitoring for IP networks.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $40.83 million activity. $20.97M worth of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) shares were sold by Boney Shon A.. On Friday, January 12 Lombardi Brandon F. sold $220,257 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) or 8,557 shares. The insider Maredia Amin N. sold $299,283. $366,246 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) was sold by TOWNSEND STEVEN H.

Among 24 analysts covering Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM), 15 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Sprouts Farmers Market had 79 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) rating on Monday, July 31. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $2800 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Loop Capital on Friday, November 3 with “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Monday, October 16. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of SFM in report on Friday, July 28 with “Buy” rating. Longbow upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, July 29 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, June 8. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Jefferies. Morgan Stanley downgraded Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) on Thursday, June 15 to “Equal-Weight” rating. JP Morgan initiated Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) on Monday, July 18 with “Neutral” rating.

Analysts await Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.14 earnings per share, up 16.67% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.12 per share. SFM’s profit will be $18.63 million for 47.96 P/E if the $0.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.23 actual earnings per share reported by Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -39.13% negative EPS growth.

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