Insider Selling: Shon Boney Sold 17,221 Shares of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM); Werner Enterprises (WERN) Sellers Increased By 9.37% Their Shorts

Werner Enterprises Incorporated (NASDAQ:WERN) had an increase of 9.37% in short interest. WERN’s SI was 5.84 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 9.37% from 5.34 million shares previously. With 762,400 avg volume, 8 days are for Werner Enterprises Incorporated (NASDAQ:WERN)’s short sellers to cover WERN’s short positions. The SI to Werner Enterprises Incorporated’s float is 13.06%. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $38.3. About 951,507 shares traded or 24.45% up from the average. Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) has risen 10.52% since February 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.18% the S&P500.

A legal form filed with the U.S. Security & Exchange Commission on 07-02-2018 disclosed that Shon Boney, the director of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc, ‘s company unloaded 17,221 shares. With avg stock price per share of $26.7 the considerable transaction’s sum is $459,930 US Dollars. He also sold 673,738 shares that are worth $18,881,475 USD in the last month. Currently, Mr. Shon, owns 1,370 shares, which accounts for 0.00% of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc’s market capitalization.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.30, from 1.25 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 15 investors sold Werner Enterprises, Inc. shares while 47 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 43.60 million shares or 0.95% less from 44.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fdx Advisors Inc, California-based fund reported 25,285 shares. Prudential reported 0% of its portfolio in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). The New Jersey-based Jacobs Levy Equity Management Incorporated has invested 0.19% in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Cypress Cap Ltd Liability (Wy) holds 0.01% or 150 shares. Hsbc Holdg Public Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0% or 22,414 shares. Optimum Advisors holds 11,700 shares. First Tru L P stated it has 56,864 shares. Peak6 Invests Limited Partnership holds 0% in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) or 5,420 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 32,713 shares. Markston Int Limited Liability Com reported 0% stake. Liberty Mutual Group Inc Asset has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Spark Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) for 36,900 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 63,380 shares. The New York-based Citigroup has invested 0% in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). 80,228 were accumulated by Gsa Capital Ltd Liability Partnership.

Werner Enterprises, Inc., a transportation and logistics company, engages in transporting truckload shipments of general commodities in interstate and intrastate commerce in the United States, Mexico, Canada, China, and Australia. The company has market cap of $2.77 billion. It operates through two divisions, Truckload Transportation Services and Werner Logistics. It has a 13.7 P/E ratio. The Truckload Transportation Services segment operates medium-to-long-haul van fleet, which transports various consumer nondurable products and other commodities in truckload quantities using dry van trailers; the expedited fleet that offers time-sensitive truckload services using driver teams; and regional short-haul fleet, which provides comparable truckload van service in the United States.

Since September 20, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $616,984 activity. Shares for $616,984 were sold by LEATHERS DEREK J.

Among 20 analysts covering Werner Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:WERN), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Werner Enterprises Inc had 64 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 2 with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy” on Monday, January 4. On Tuesday, July 25 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Hold”. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, January 30. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Monday, July 10. The stock of Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, January 30. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, September 29. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of WERN in report on Tuesday, January 12 with “Equal Weight” rating. The stock of Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, October 12.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., a healthy grocery store, provides fresh, natural, and organic food in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.54 billion. The company??s stores offer fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, deli products, baked goods, dairy and dairy alternatives, frozen foods, body care and natural household items, and beer and wine. It has a 27.42 P/E ratio. As of May 04, 2017, it operated 260 stores in 15 states.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 34 investors sold Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. shares while 82 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 117.51 million shares or 3.11% more from 113.96 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Clearbridge Llc reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Cwm Ltd Company, a Nebraska-based fund reported 130,914 shares. Oakbrook Invests Limited Liability Corp reported 11,950 shares stake. Carroll Assoc, a North Carolina-based fund reported 46 shares. Pictet Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) for 475,824 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage invested 0% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Moreover, Advantus Capital Mgmt has 0.01% invested in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Lazard Asset Mgmt Ltd stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Glg Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 136,202 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 92,049 shares. D E Shaw And owns 0.03% invested in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) for 963,044 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement, a New York-based fund reported 78,700 shares. Hutchin Hill Cap L P holds 76,400 shares. Moreover, Retirement Sys Of Alabama has 0.03% invested in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Principal Financial holds 542,385 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $40.74 million activity. Shares for $220,257 were sold by Lombardi Brandon F. on Friday, January 12. Shares for $8.16 million were sold by Boney Shon A. The insider Maredia Amin N. sold 12,301 shares worth $299,283. The insider TOWNSEND STEVEN H sold $366,246.

Among 24 analysts covering Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM), 15 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Sprouts Farmers Market has $38 highest and $18 lowest target. $26.82’s average target is 0.75% above currents $26.62 stock price. Sprouts Farmers Market had 78 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, June 26, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. JP Morgan initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $24 target in Monday, July 18 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, November 6. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 13. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 31 by Gordon Haskett. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 16 by SunTrust. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, March 21 to “Market Perform”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, October 30. Stephens downgraded Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) rating on Friday, August 7. Stephens has “Equal Weight” rating and $23 target.

Analysts await Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.14 earnings per share, up 16.67% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.12 per share. SFM’s profit will be $18.63M for 47.54 P/E if the $0.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.23 actual earnings per share reported by Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -39.13% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $26.62. About 1.31 million shares traded. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) has declined 1.88% since February 7, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.58% the S&P500.