S&W Seed Co. (NASDAQ:SANW) – Research analysts at Zacks Investment Research reduced their Q2 2017 EPS estimates for shares of S&W Seed Co. in a report issued on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research analyst I. Gilson now forecasts that the firm will earn ($0.01) per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.02. Zacks Investment Research also issued estimates for S&W Seed Co.’s Q3 2017 earnings at $0.05 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $0.12 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $0.04 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.02 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.07 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.14 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.12 EPS.

S&W Seed Co. (NASDAQ:SANW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 15th. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $34.60 million for the quarter. S&W Seed Co. had a net margin of 0.38% and a return on equity of 0.67%. The company’s revenue was up 20.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.05 EPS.

Separately, Roth Capital set a $8.00 price objective on shares of S&W Seed Co. and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 14th.

Shares of S&W Seed Co. (NASDAQ:SANW) traded up 1.4412% on Monday, hitting $4.9199. 6,199 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $84.46 million, a PE ratio of 245.9950 and a beta of -0.32. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $4.81 and a 200 day moving average of $4.50. S&W Seed Co. has a one year low of $3.90 and a one year high of $5.10.

In other news, major shareholder Wynnefield Partners Small Cap purchased 18,038 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 27th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $4.25 per share, with a total value of $76,661.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 11.50% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in SANW. Price Michael F boosted its position in S&W Seed Co. by 25.8% in the first quarter. Price Michael F now owns 3,113,423 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,014,000 after buying an additional 638,701 shares in the last quarter. Cove Street Capital LLC bought a new position in S&W Seed Co. during the second quarter worth $457,000. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in S&W Seed Co. by 13.8% in the first quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 744,296 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,111,000 after buying an additional 90,360 shares in the last quarter. Societe Generale bought a new position in S&W Seed Co. during the second quarter worth $340,000. Finally, Essex Investment Management Co. LLC bought a new position in S&W Seed Co. during the second quarter worth $326,000. 60.97% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About S&W Seed Co.

S&W Seed Company is a producer and distributor of alfalfa seed around the world. The Company’s alfalfa seed business encompasses the production, breeding and sale of non-dormant and dormant conventional varieties, and the potential for production and sale of genetically modified organism (GMO) varieties.

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