Short Interest Coverage: Smart & Final Stores Incorporated (NYSE:SFS) Short Interest Increased By 1.21%

November 15, 2016 - By Dolores Ford   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest Coverage: Smart & Final Stores Incorporated (NYSE:SFS) Short Interest Increased By 1.21%

The stock of Smart & Final Stores Incorporated (NYSE:SFS) registered an increase of 1.21% in short interest. SFS’s total short interest was 3.65M shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 1.21% from 3.60M shares, reported previously. With 332,500 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 11 days to cover their SFS’s short positions. The short interest to Smart & Final Stores Incorporated’s float is 15.06%. About 126,493 shares traded hands. Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) has declined 13.36% since April 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.29% the S&P500.

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. is a food retailer. The company has a market cap of $1.04 billion. The Firm serves household and business clients through approximately two store banners, including Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. It has a 37.94 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through two business divisions: Smart & Final and Cash & Carry.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.20, from 1.35 in 2016Q1. The ratio turned negative, as 10 funds sold all Smart & Final Stores Inc shares owned while 31 reduced positions. 10 funds bought stakes while 37 increased positions. They now own 72.70 million shares or 2.32% more from 71.05 million shares in 2016Q1.
Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) for 77,213 shares. Waddell And Reed Financial Inc, a Kansas-based fund reported 737,820 shares. Kalmar Invs De has invested 0.78% of its portfolio in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS). Manufacturers Life The owns 17,382 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Tyvor Cap Limited Liability Co owns 469,818 shares or 2.22% of their US portfolio. Amer Grp Inc reported 13,311 shares or 0% of all its holdings. State Common Retirement Fund owns 69,403 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Bank Of Montreal Can owns 1,591 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Ares Management Limited Liability Com has 53% invested in the company for 44.22M shares. Neuberger Berman Grp Lc last reported 234,341 shares in the company. Victory Cap has 0% invested in the company for 4,625 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Ny accumulated 0% or 18,144 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Barclays Public Limited Liability Company has invested 0% of its portfolio in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS). Landscape Cap Mgmt has 0.07% invested in the company for 37,507 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since June 2, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $3.83 million net activity. On Thursday, September 8 the insider Hirz David G. sold $1.37 million. Drew Scott R. sold $374,193 worth of stock.

Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) Ratings Coverage

Out of 5 analysts covering Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS), 1 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 20% are positive. Smart & Final Stores has been the topic of 7 analyst reports since October 2, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, October 6 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, August 2. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 26 by BB&T Capital. Morgan Stanley downgraded Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) on Tuesday, August 16 to “Underweight” rating. As per Friday, October 2, the company rating was initiated by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, September 23.

SFS Company Profile

Smart & Final Stores, Inc., incorporated on October 5, 2012, is a food retailer. The Firm serves household and business clients through approximately two store banners, including Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. The Firm operates through two business divisions: Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. The Smart & Final segment is based in Commerce, California and includes over 90 legacy Smart & Final stores and approximately 130 Extra! format stores, which focus on household and business clients and are located in California, Arizona and Nevada. The Cash & Carry segment is based in Portland, Oregon and includes over 50 Cash & Carry stores, which focus primarily on business clients and are located in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Idaho and Nevada.

More notable recent Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Bloom Ads Wins Over Smart & Final Stores” on November 15, 2016, also Marketwatch.com with their article: “Smart & Final Stores started at equal weight with $13 stock price target at …” published on November 21, 2013, Prnewswire.com published: “Smart & Final Stores, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results” on July 28, 2016. More interesting news about Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) were released by: Quotes.Wsj.com and their article: “News Smart & Final Stores Inc.SFS” published on September 19, 2014 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Smart & Final Stores, Inc. Announces Approval of Acquisition of 32 Haggen …” with publication date: November 30, 2015.

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