Today: Today, 111,153 Shares of Smart & Final Stores Inc. (SFS) Stock are sold by David G. Hirz

Today, 111,153 Shares of Smart & Final Stores Inc. (SFS) Stock are sold by David G. Hirz

Smart & Final Stores Inc. (NYSE:SFS) CEO David G. Hirz sold 111,153 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.47, for a total transaction of $1,497,230.91. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 223,305 shares in the company, valued at $3,007,918.35. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of Smart & Final Stores Inc. (NYSE:SFS) opened at 13.55 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $12.77 and its 200 day moving average is $14.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $984.15 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.32 and a beta of 0.10. Smart & Final Stores Inc. has a 1-year low of $11.55 and a 1-year high of $18.67.

Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 16th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.03. The business earned $1.39 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.42 billion. Smart & Final Stores had a net margin of 0.53% and a return on equity of 7.98%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.22 EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Smart & Final Stores Inc. will post $0.56 EPS for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in SFS. Princeton Alpha Management LP bought a new stake in shares of Smart & Final Stores during the third quarter valued at approximately $131,000. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its stake 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 in the last quarter. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. raised its stake 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 in the last quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. raised its stake in shares of Smart & Final Stores by 1.3% in the third quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 12,088 shares of the company’s stock valued at $154,000 after buying an additional 153 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cutler Group LP bought a new stake in shares of Smart & Final Stores during the third quarter valued at approximately $158,000.

SFS has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. TheStreet raised shares of Smart & Final Stores from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 2nd. Barclays PLC initiated coverage on shares of Smart & Final Stores in a report on Friday, September 23rd. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $13.00 price objective on the stock. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on shares of Smart & Final Stores in a report on Thursday, November 17th. Deutsche Bank AG dropped their price objective on shares of Smart & Final Stores from $20.00 to $17.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Smart & Final Stores from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $21.73.

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