Smart & Final Stores Inc. (SFS) Shares Down 3.5%
Smart & Final Stores Inc. (NYSE:SFS)’s share price fell 3.5% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $13.18 and last traded at $13.60, with a volume of 436,478 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $14.10.
A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on SFS. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Smart & Final Stores in a report on Saturday, April 30th. RBC Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 target price on shares of Smart & Final Stores in a report on Friday, July 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Smart & Final Stores from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, May 16th. Piper Jaffray Cos. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 target price (down previously from $19.00) on shares of Smart & Final Stores in a report on Wednesday, May 4th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Smart & Final Stores in a report on Thursday, April 21st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Smart & Final Stores presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.64.
The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $14.80 and a 200 day moving average price of $15.51. The company has a market capitalization of $988.08 million and a PE ratio of 36.33.
Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.01. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.22 EPS. The firm earned $1.04 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.05 billion. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Smart & Final Stores Inc. will post $0.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, EVP Scott R. Drew sold 23,084 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.98, for a total transaction of $345,798.32. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 48,185 shares in the company, valued at approximately $721,811.30. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO David G. Hirz sold 36,647 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.28, for a total value of $596,613.16. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 131,242 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,136,619.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
Smart & Final Stores, Inc is a food retailer. The Company serves household and business customers through approximately two store banners, including Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. The Company operates through two business segments: Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. The Smart & Final segment is based in Commerce, California and includes over 90 legacy Smart & Final stores and approximately 130 Extra! format stores, which focus on household and business customers and are located in California, Arizona and Nevada.
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