Headlines about Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) have been trending positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Smart & Final Stores earned a coverage optimism score of 2.85 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned headlines about the company an news buzz score of 1 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Smart & Final Stores’ ranking:

SFS traded down $0.20 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $5.06. The company had a trading volume of 6,419 shares, compared to its average volume of 392,964. Smart & Final Stores has a 52 week low of $4.45 and a 52 week high of $7.40. The company has a current ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 0.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49. The company has a market cap of $469.73 million, a P/E ratio of 14.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 6.87 and a beta of 1.76.

Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 13th. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.04). Smart & Final Stores had a negative net margin of 2.91% and a positive return on equity of 7.00%. The company had revenue of $1.10 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.09 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.15 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts forecast that Smart & Final Stores will post 0.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

SFS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Smart & Final Stores from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 13th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Smart & Final Stores from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, December 31st. Finally, Buckingham Research initiated coverage on shares of Smart & Final Stores in a research note on Thursday, February 7th. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a hold rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.17.

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Smart & Final Stores Company Profile

Smart & Final Stores, Inc operates as a food retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Smart & Final, and Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice. The company's stores offer fresh perishables and everyday grocery items, such as produce, meat and deli, dairy and cheese, grocery, and beverage products, as well as paper and packaging, and restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies.

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