why Sweetgreen Inc. [SG] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $19.88

Sweetgreen Inc. [NYSE: SG] closed the trading session at $11.23 on 12/07/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $10.83, while the highest price level was $11.85. The company report on December 6, 2022 that sweetgreen Announces Change to the Executive Leadership Team.


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Today, sweetgreen announces that Chris Carr, Chief Operating Officer (“COO”), will be departing the Company for personal reasons on March 17, 2023. In the first quarter of 2023, Chris will stay on in an advisory capacity. Effective January 1, 2023, Stephanie Traut, SVP of Operations, will oversee Operations reporting directly to Jonathan Neman.

Jonathan Neman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, shared, “Chris has been a valued member of the sweetgreen leadership team and I’m grateful for the contributions he has made. Chris joined the company at the height of the pandemic and helped us navigate a challenging and uncertain operating environment. He led the simplification of our operations and laid the foundation for scale as we enter our next phase of growth. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the company, I would like to thank him for the positive impact he has had on sweetgreen and wish him every success in his future endeavors.”.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -64.91 percent and weekly performance of -21.63 percent. The stock has been moved at -31.06 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -34.60 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -42.26 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.64M shares, SG reached to a volume of 4073491 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Sweetgreen Inc. [SG]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SG shares is $19.88 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SG stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for Sweetgreen Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on June 27, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Cowen dropped their target price from $28 to $22. The new note on the price target was released on June 15, 2022, representing the official price target for Sweetgreen Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $32, while Citigroup analysts kept a Neutral rating on SG stock. On March 04, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for SG shares from 41 to 37.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Sweetgreen Inc. is set at 1.02, with the Price to Sales ratio for SG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.83. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.12, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.38.

SG stock trade performance evaluation

Sweetgreen Inc. [SG] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -21.63. With this latest performance, SG shares dropped by -34.60% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -31.06% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -63.66% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for SG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 28.64, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 24.53, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 32.12 for Sweetgreen Inc. [SG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 16.42, while it was recorded at 12.95 for the last single week of trading, and 19.97 for the last 200 days.

Sweetgreen Inc. [SG]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Sweetgreen Inc. [SG] shares currently have an operating margin of -35.36 and a Gross Margin at +1.43. Sweetgreen Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -45.07.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -35.98, with Return on Assets sitting at -28.60.

Sweetgreen Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 8.70 and a Current Ratio set at 8.70.

Sweetgreen Inc. [SG]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $1,050 million, or 96.30% of SG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SG stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 14,501,730, which is approximately 1.051% of the company’s market cap and around 8.60% of the total institutional ownership; PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, holding 13,016,307 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $146.17 million in SG stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $78.21 million in SG stock with ownership of nearly 9.151% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Sweetgreen Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 73 institutional holders increased their position in Sweetgreen Inc. [NYSE:SG] by around 22,756,047 shares. Additionally, 65 investors decreased positions by around 5,999,944 shares, while 26 investors held positions by with 64,768,455 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 93,524,446 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SG stock had 31 new institutional investments in for a total of 9,040,021 shares, while 39 institutional investors sold positions of 2,718,713 shares during the same period.

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