ValuEngine upgraded shares of S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Tuesday, ValuEngine reports.

Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on SANW. B. Riley dropped their price objective on shares of S&W Seed from $4.80 to $4.60 and set a buy rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, September 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of S&W Seed from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, November 23rd.

SANW traded down $0.04 on Tuesday, hitting $2.31. 11,200 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 23,158. S&W Seed has a fifty-two week low of $1.81 and a fifty-two week high of $3.20. The stock has a market cap of $78.23 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.92 and a beta of 0.37. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $2.29 and a 200-day moving average price of $2.55. The company has a current ratio of 2.16, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13.

S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 13th. The company reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.17) by $0.02. The business had revenue of $12.27 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.65 million. S&W Seed had a negative net margin of 14.86% and a positive return on equity of 6.67%. On average, equities analysts predict that S&W Seed will post -0.46 EPS for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Teton Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in S&W Seed by 3.0% during the second quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. now owns 510,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,346,000 after buying an additional 15,000 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in S&W Seed by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 703,547 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,858,000 after buying an additional 25,650 shares in the last quarter. Fairpointe Capital LLC grew its holdings in S&W Seed by 14.0% in the 3rd quarter. Fairpointe Capital LLC now owns 407,048 shares of the company’s stock valued at $969,000 after buying an additional 50,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. purchased a new stake in S&W Seed in the 2nd quarter valued at $3,079,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 76.28% of the company’s stock.

S&W Seed Company Profile

S&W Seed Company, an agricultural company, engages in breeding, growing, processing, and selling alfalfa seeds. The company sells its seeds to distributors and dealers in approximately 30 countries worldwide. S&W Seed Company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Sacramento, California.

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