Smart (NYSE:SFS) EVP Scott R. Drew sold 54,840 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.94, for a total value of $435,429.60. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 98,488 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $781,994.72. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of Smart (NYSE:SFS) opened at $8.85 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $648.07, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.61, a PEG ratio of 4.88 and a beta of 0.25. The company has a quick ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11. Smart has a 52 week low of $5.80 and a 52 week high of $15.45.

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Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Smart from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.75 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub upgraded Smart from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. ValuEngine lowered Smart from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Citigroup Inc. restated a “neutral” rating and set a $8.50 price target (down from $10.00) on shares of Smart in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on Smart from $7.50 to $7.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Smart presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.47.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in SFS. American International Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Smart by 7.1% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 14,236 shares of the company’s stock valued at $172,000 after acquiring an additional 940 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Smart by 4.5% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,278,419 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,569,000 after acquiring an additional 97,761 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Smart by 9.2% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 216,182 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,615,000 after acquiring an additional 18,215 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Smart by 68.2% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 744,546 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,009,000 after acquiring an additional 301,959 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Smart by 6.2% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 99,367 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,203,000 after acquiring an additional 5,796 shares in the last quarter.

Smart Company Profile

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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