Shares of S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $5.13.
A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. B. Riley reduced their target price on shares of S&W Seed from $8.00 to $6.50 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of S&W Seed from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Craig Hallum downgraded shares of S&W Seed from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $8.00 to $4.00 in a report on Friday, September 15th.
A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in SANW. Old West Investment Management LLC bought a new position in S&W Seed in the third quarter worth about $824,000. B. Riley Financial Inc. grew its stake in shares of S&W Seed by 151.9% during the third quarter. B. Riley Financial Inc. now owns 398,190 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,272,000 after acquiring an additional 240,136 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of S&W Seed during the second quarter worth about $210,000. Finally, Kennedy Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of S&W Seed by 5.5% during the second quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 873,443 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,625,000 after acquiring an additional 45,248 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 61.98% of the company’s stock.
S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.11) by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $10.71 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.75 million. S&W Seed had a negative net margin of 14.12% and a negative return on equity of 4.03%. analysts predict that S&W Seed will post -0.07 EPS for the current year.
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S&W Seed Company Profile
S&W Seed Company (S&W) is a global agricultural company. The Company focuses on the breeding, production and sale of alfalfa seed. In addition to its primary activities in alfalfa seed, it also offers hybrid sorghum and sunflower seed germplasm. As of June 30, 2016, the Company sold its alfalfa seed varieties in more than 30 countries across the globe.
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