Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) EVP Scott R. Drew sold 36,560 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.35, for a total transaction of $305,276.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 141,660 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,182,861. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) opened at $8.75 on Friday. Smart & Final Stores Inc has a 52 week low of $5.80 and a 52 week high of $15.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 0.29 and a current ratio of 0.92. The company has a market cap of $647.68, a P/E ratio of 87.50, a PEG ratio of 4.74 and a beta of 0.62.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SFS. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Smart & Final Stores by 9.2% during the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 216,182 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,615,000 after purchasing an additional 18,215 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Smart & Final Stores by 6.2% during the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 99,367 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,203,000 after purchasing an additional 5,796 shares during the last quarter. Credit Suisse AG grew its stake in shares of Smart & Final Stores by 0.4% during the first quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 46,587 shares of the company’s stock valued at $563,000 after purchasing an additional 193 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Smart & Final Stores during the second quarter valued at approximately $125,000. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP bought a new stake in shares of Smart & Final Stores during the second quarter valued at approximately $157,000.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Smart & Final Stores from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. J P Morgan Chase & Co assumed coverage on shares of Smart & Final Stores in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $9.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Smart & Final Stores from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on shares of Smart & Final Stores from $7.50 to $7.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Deutsche Bank dropped their price objective on shares of Smart & Final Stores from $12.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Smart & Final Stores currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.23.

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About Smart & Final Stores

Smart & Final Stores, Inc is a food retailer. The Company is engaged in the business of selling fresh perishables and everyday grocery items, together with foodservice, packaging and janitorial products. The Company operates through two segments: Smart & Final, and Cash and Carry. The Smart & Final segment focuses on both household and business customers.

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