S&W Seed (SANW) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. S&W Seed earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.4067567317058 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on SANW. ValuEngine cut S&W Seed from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. B. Riley decreased their price objective on S&W Seed from $8.00 to $6.50 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Finally, Craig Hallum cut S&W Seed from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $8.00 to $4.00 in a report on Friday, September 15th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.13.

Shares of S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $2.92. The stock had a trading volume of 56,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 69,378. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 0.36. S&W Seed has a 12 month low of $2.90 and a 12 month high of $5.20.

S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.11) by ($0.02). The company 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%. sell-side analysts forecast that S&W Seed will post -0.1 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About S&W Seed

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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