How to buy Sprouts Farmers Market stock - 08 March

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How to buy Sprouts Farmers Market stock

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Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc is a grocery stores business based in the US. Sprouts Farmers Market shares (SFM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sprouts Farmers Market employs 33,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Sprouts Farmers Market

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Sprouts Farmers Market. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SFM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Sprouts Farmers Market reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Sprouts Farmers Market, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Sprouts Farmers Market. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Sprouts Farmers Market share price

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Sprouts Farmers Market shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$13 - USD$27.995
50-day moving average USD$21.8239
200-day moving average USD$21.2319
Wall St. target priceUSD$25.59
PE ratio 8.9588
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.43

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Is it a good time to buy Sprouts Farmers Market stock?

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Is Sprouts Farmers Market under- or over-valued?

Valuing Sprouts Farmers Market stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sprouts Farmers Market's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Sprouts Farmers Market's P/E ratio

Sprouts Farmers Market's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Sprouts Farmers Market shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Sprouts Farmers Market's PEG ratio

Sprouts Farmers Market's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2479. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Sprouts Farmers Market's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sprouts Farmers Market's EBITDA

Sprouts Farmers Market's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$518.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Sprouts Farmers Market's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Sprouts Farmers Market financials

Revenue TTM USD$6.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.05%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.85%
Return on equity TTM 39.29%
Profit margin 4.44%
Book value $7.472
Market capitalisation USD$2.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sprouts Farmers Market shares

There are currently 14.0 million Sprouts Farmers Market shares held short by investors – that's known as Sprouts Farmers Market's "short interest". This figure is 6.9% up from 13.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Sprouts Farmers Market shares can be evaluated.

Sprouts Farmers Market's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sprouts Farmers Market's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sprouts Farmers Market shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sprouts Farmers Market shares traded daily (recently around 2.8 million). Sprouts Farmers Market's SIR currently stands at 4.96. In other words for every 100,000 Sprouts Farmers Market shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4960 shares are currently held short.

However Sprouts Farmers Market's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sprouts Farmers Market shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sprouts Farmers Market shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sprouts Farmers Market's short interest could be expressed as 0.12% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sprouts Farmers Market shares in existence, roughly 120 shares are currently held short) or 0.1532% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sprouts Farmers Market shares, roughly 153 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Sprouts Farmers Market.

Find out more about how you can short Sprouts Farmers Market stock.

Sprouts Farmers Market share dividends

We're not expecting Sprouts Farmers Market to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Sprouts Farmers Market share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sprouts Farmers Market's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13 up to $27.995. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Sprouts Farmers Market's is 0.222. This would suggest that Sprouts Farmers Market's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Sprouts Farmers Market overview

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., a healthy grocery store, provides fresh, natural, and organic food products in the United States. Its stores offer fresh produce, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, deli, vitamins and supplements, dairy and dairy alternatives, bulk items, baked goods, frozen foods, natural health and body care, beer and wine, and household items. As of February 20, 2020, it operated 341 stores in 22 states. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

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