Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $11.45.
A number of equities research analysts have commented on SFS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Smart & Final Stores from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Barclays upgraded shares of Smart & Final Stores from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $8.00 to $12.00 in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. started coverage on shares of Smart & Final Stores in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $9.00 price objective for the company. Loop Capital cut their price objective on shares of Smart & Final Stores from $15.00 to $11.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Smart & Final Stores from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th.
In other Smart & Final Stores news, VP Eleanor Hong sold 6,400 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.00, for a total transaction of $51,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 59,922 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $479,376. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Scott R. Drew sold 36,560 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.99, for a total transaction of $328,674.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 89,172 shares of company stock valued at $770,667. Insiders own 8.47% of the company’s stock.
Smart & Final Stores (SFS) traded up $0.25 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $8.95. 204,600 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 350,721. Smart & Final Stores has a 12 month low of $5.80 and a 12 month high of $15.40. The company has a market cap of $655.40, a PE ratio of 31.96, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.17 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 0.29 and a current ratio of 0.92.
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About Smart & Final Stores
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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