Two Sigma Advisers LP trimmed its stake in shares of Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) by 22.6% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 311,500 shares of the company’s stock after selling 90,700 shares during the quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP owned about 0.41% of Smart & Final Stores worth $1,477,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Citigroup Inc. increased its holdings in Smart & Final Stores by 249.3% in the 4th quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 12,893 shares of the company’s stock worth $61,000 after purchasing an additional 9,202 shares in the last quarter. Virtu Financial LLC acquired a new position in Smart & Final Stores in the 4th quarter worth about $90,000. Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new position in Smart & Final Stores in the 3rd quarter worth about $120,000. Panagora Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in Smart & Final Stores in the 3rd quarter worth about $141,000. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Smart & Final Stores in the 3rd quarter valued at about $155,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.23% of the company’s stock.
SFS has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Smart & Final Stores from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 13th. Morgan Stanley upgraded Smart & Final Stores from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $6.47 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 17th. Wells Fargo & Co lowered Smart & Final Stores from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $6.48 price target on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, April 17th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Smart & Final Stores from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 28th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.94.
Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.01. Smart & Final Stores had a positive return on equity of 6.10% and a negative net margin of 2.37%. The company had revenue of $1.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.05 billion. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Smart & Final Stores Inc will post 0.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Smart & Final Stores Profile
Smart & Final Stores, Inc operates as a food retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Smart & Final and 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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