Smart (NYSE:SFS) will be releasing its earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, November 15th. Analysts expect Smart to post earnings of $0.22 per share for the quarter.
Smart (SFS) opened at $7.30 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.32, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11. The firm has a market capitalization of $536.65, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 0.25. Smart has a fifty-two week low of $5.80 and a fifty-two week high of $15.45.
In related news, Director Joseph S. Tesoriero bought 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $6.95 per share, with a total value of $34,750.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 20,140 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $139,973. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, SVP Michael A. Mortensen sold 19,304 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.11, for a total value of $117,947.44. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 40,515 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $247,546.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 8.47% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
A number of brokerages have weighed in on SFS. Wells Fargo & Company began coverage on Smart in a report on Friday, November 3rd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $9.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered Smart from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Citigroup Inc. restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $8.50 price objective (down previously from $10.00) on shares of Smart in a report on Friday, August 11th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of Smart in a report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Smart from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.47.
Smart & Final Stores, Inc is a food retailer. The Company is engaged in the business of selling fresh perishables and everyday grocery items, together with foodservice, packaging and janitorial products. The Company operates through two segments: Smart & Final, and Cash and Carry. The Smart & Final segment focuses on both household and business customers.
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