Smart (NYSE:SFS) SVP Michael A. Mortensen sold 19,304 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.11, for a total value of $117,947.44. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 40,515 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $247,546.65. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Shares of Smart (NYSE:SFS) opened at $6.70 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.32. The company has a market capitalization of $495.94, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.61, a PEG ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 0.25.

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Several brokerages recently issued reports on SFS. Zacks Investment Research raised Smart from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.75 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target (down from $14.00) on shares of Smart in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. TheStreet downgraded Smart from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub raised Smart from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $8.50 price target (down from $10.00) on shares of Smart in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.47.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Smart by 8.1% during the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,229,048 shares of the company’s stock valued at $29,384,000 after acquiring an additional 242,135 shares during the last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Smart by 10.3% during the 2nd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 3,026,922 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,545,000 after acquiring an additional 282,997 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Smart by 4.7% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,386,074 shares of the company’s stock valued at $21,714,000 after acquiring an additional 107,655 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Smart by 50.7% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,121,872 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,209,000 after acquiring an additional 377,326 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Boston Partners increased its holdings in shares of Smart by 73.5% during the 3rd quarter. Boston Partners now owns 929,980 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,301,000 after acquiring an additional 394,100 shares during the last quarter.

About Smart

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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