Institutional Investor's Pro-Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) Sentiment In Q2 2017

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SFS traded on a high for the day of 7.75 with a corresponding low of 6.36. Its up 0.12, from 1.19 in 2017Q1.

In other Smart & Final Stores news, SVP Michael A. Mortensen sold 19,304 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. Smart & Final Stores Inc has a 12-month low of $10.65 and a 12-month high of $16.37. Sold All: 11 Reduced: 28 Increased: 28 New Position: 23. On the opposite side of that transaction from Wellington Management Group Llp stood Franklin Resources Inc which added 586088 shares to its existing stake, bringing total stake held in SFS to 3.61 million shares. Current market cap is $555.19M and the stock has an EPS of $0.12. The Company is engaged in the business of selling fresh perishables and everyday grocery items, together with foodservice, packaging and janitorial products. The P/E Ratio for SFS is 76.5. The Company operates through two segments: Smart & Final, and Cash and Carry.

The stock increased 5.23% or $0.4 on November 17, reaching $8.05. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.59, for a total transaction of $146,517.36.

Several analysts have released their opinion on Smart & Final Stores, Inc. It has underperformed by 30.90% the S&P500. VANGUARD GROUP INC owned 5.88% of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. Glenhill Advisors Llc owns 3.04 million shares or 1.74% of their USA portfolio.

Investors may also want to take a longer-term look at company shares.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows
The company has a market capitalization of $40,010.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.75, a PEG ratio of 2.98 and a beta of 0.74. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, January 18 by Buckingham Research.

Institutional investors now hold around $553 million or 0% in SFS stock. Martin & Co Inc Tn, a Tennessee-based fund reported 235,090 shares.#img1#.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $635,492 activity. Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on Smart & Final Stores from $7.50 to $7.00 and set an "underweight" rating for the company in a report on Thursday.

Among 9 analysts covering Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Over the course of the past year SFS has set a 52-week high of $15.45 while the corresponding low set was $5.80. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Neutral" on Friday, August 11. (NYSE:SFS), with 2 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Barclays Capital initiated it with "Equal Weight" rating and $13 target in Friday, September 23 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by Loop Capital on Thursday, November 16. Smart & Final Stores has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $21.00. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy" on Thursday, November 16. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, October 6 by Barclays Capital. Portolan Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0.27% in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS). The rating was initiated by BB&T Capital with "Buy" on Tuesday, January 26.

Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. "To Announce Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results On ..." on November 01, 2017. Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new stake in Smart & Final Stores during the third quarter worth approximately $527,000. (NYSE:SFS) by 19.36% during the September 2017 quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.'s news article titled: "Why Earnings Season Could Be Great for Smart & Final Stores (SFS)" with publication date: November 13, 2017 was also an interesting one.


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