Credit Suisse Group AG reissued their hold rating on shares of Smart & Final Stores Inc. (NYSE:SFS) in a research report report published on Thursday. They currently have a $13.00 price target on the stock.

A number of other brokerages have also commented on SFS. RBC Capital Markets reiterated a buy rating and issued a $21.00 price target on shares of Smart & Final Stores in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Deutsche Bank AG decreased their target price on shares of Smart & Final Stores from $20.00 to $17.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Smart & Final Stores from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Citigroup Inc. decreased their target price on shares of Smart & Final Stores from $18.00 to $15.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Smart & Final Stores from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $21.73.

Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) traded up 1.11% on Thursday, hitting $13.70. 145,142 shares of the stock were exchanged. Smart & Final Stores has a 1-year low of $11.55 and a 1-year high of $18.67. The company has a market capitalization of $1.01 billion, a PE ratio of 37.23 and a beta of 0.10. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $12.68 and a 200 day moving average price of $14.11.

Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 16th. The company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.03. Smart & Final Stores had a net margin of 0.53% and a return on equity of 7.96%. The business had revenue of $1.39 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.42 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.22 EPS. Smart & Final Stores’s quarterly revenue was up 11.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that Smart & Final Stores will post $0.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CEO David G. Hirz sold 106,312 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.92, for a total value of $1,373,551.04. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 163,140 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,107,768.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO David G. Hirz sold 5,029 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.74, for a total transaction of $64,069.46. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 154,470 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,967,947.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 8.97% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Princeton Alpha Management LP bought a new position in shares of Smart & Final Stores during the third quarter valued at approximately $131,000. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of Smart & Final Stores by 0.9% in the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 10,300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 90 shares during the last quarter. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. increased its position in shares of Smart & Final Stores by 11.1% in the second quarter. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. now owns 10,475 shares of the company’s stock valued at $156,000 after buying an additional 1,045 shares during the last quarter. Cutler Group LP bought a new position in shares of Smart & Final Stores during the third quarter valued at approximately $158,000. Finally, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC increased its position in shares of Smart & Final Stores by 16.1% in the third quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 13,773 shares of the company’s stock valued at $173,000 after buying an additional 1,906 shares during the last quarter.

Smart & Final Stores Company Profile

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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