News headlines about Smart & Final (NYSE:SFS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Smart & Final earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.9487215246089 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- ArabNet Digital Summit 2018 Will Focus On MENA’s Smart Economy, Investments And More (msn.com)
- Chinese GP: Ricciardo Wins After Red Bull Out Smart Ferrari And Mercedes (ibtimes.com)
- Smart & Final (SFS) Lowered to “Sell” at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- Apple’s HomePod struggling to gain a foothold in competitive smart speaker market, report says (geekwire.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Smart & Final (SFS) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.02 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities research analysts have commented on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Smart & Final from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Smart & Final from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 20th. Barclays cut shares of Smart & Final from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, March 16th. TheStreet cut shares of Smart & Final from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on shares of Smart & Final from $8.00 to $7.50 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.31.
Shares of Smart & Final stock traded up $0.15 on Tuesday, hitting $5.30. 441,803 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 484,602. The stock has a market cap of $380.79, a P/E ratio of 15.65, a PEG ratio of 3.92 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 0.97 and a quick ratio of 0.34. Smart & Final has a 52 week low of $5.05 and a 52 week high of $13.95.
Smart & Final (NYSE:SFS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 14th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $1.07 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.06 billion. Smart & Final had a negative net margin of 3.04% and a positive return on equity of 5.12%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.07 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Smart & Final will post 0.3 EPS for the current year.
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About Smart & Final
Smart & Final Stores, Inc operates as a food retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Smart & Final, and Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice. The company operates non-membership warehouse-style grocery stores under the Smart & Final banner in California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as under the Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice banner in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, and Utah.
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