Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Smart & Final Stores (SFS) Share Price

News articles about Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Smart & Final Stores earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.549048298092 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) traded up $0.45 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $8.05. 1,110,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 566,165. The firm has a market cap of $627.02, a PE ratio of 24.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 0.25. Smart & Final Stores has a 12-month low of $5.80 and a 12-month high of $15.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 0.32 and a current ratio of 0.99.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Smart & Final Stores from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on shares of Smart & Final Stores from $7.50 to $7.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday. Deutsche Bank AG lowered their price target on shares of Smart & Final Stores from $12.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday. Loop Capital lowered their price target on shares of Smart & Final Stores from $15.00 to $11.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company assumed coverage on shares of Smart & Final Stores in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $9.00 price target on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.47.

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In other news, Director Joseph S. Tesoriero bought 5,000 shares of Smart & Final Stores stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $6.95 per share, for a total transaction of $34,750.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 20,140 shares in the company, valued at $139,973. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Michael A. Mortensen sold 19,304 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.59, for a total transaction of $146,517.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 8.47% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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