Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) enjoyed a 23.82% run-up in share price since hitting record low of $4.45. The stock managed 3.38% rise and now stands at $5.51 as of 4/12/2019. At a recent session, the prices were hovering between $5.33 and $5.55. This company shares are 11.43% off its target price of $6.14 and the current market capitalization stands at $407.46M. The recent change has given its price a -6.16% deficit over SMA 50 and -25.54% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 4.75% gains, -19.8% declines and 8.46% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found SFS’s volatility during a week at 2.77% and during a month it has been found around 3.8%.

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (SFS) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $389 million or 92.9% in SFS stock. Look at its top three institutional owners: Ares Management Llc owns $243.65 million in Smart & Final Stores, Inc., which represents roughly 59.8% of the company’s market cap and approximately 62.63% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp, which owns 3,367,364 shares of the stock are valued at $18.55 million. The third largest holder is Cove Street Capital, Llc, which currently holds $16.26 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 3.99% of its market capitalization.

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of December reporting period, 50 institutional holders increased their position in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) by some 3,055,255 shares, 47 decreased positions by 4,103,786 and 12 held positions by 63,490,442. That puts total institutional holdings at 70,649,483 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 22 new institutional investments totaling 1,041,285 shares while 12 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 801,272 shares.

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Smart & Final Stores, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that SVP Sales & Merchandising Mortensen Michael A. has sold 21,977 shares of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (SFS) in the trading session dated Dec. 03, 2018. These shares are worth $138,895 and were traded at $6.32 each. The SEC filing shows that Mortensen Michael A. performed a sale of 21,977 shares. The SVP Sales & Merchandising disposed these shares by way of transaction on Nov. 02, 2018. The company’s shares were given away at $5.14 per share worth to an income of some $112,962 to the account of Mortensen Michael A..

SVP Sales & Merchandising, Mortensen Michael A., sold 21,976 common shares of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (SFS) in the open market. In a transaction dated Oct. 01, 2018, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $5.62, raking in a sum of $123,505. After this sale, 54,730 common shares of SFS are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $301,562.

In the transaction dated Jan. 16, 2018, a great number of shares sold came courtesy the EVP, Operations; Drew Scott R. disposed a total of 36,560 shares at an average price of $8.99, amounting to approximately $328,674. The insider now directly owns 105,100 shares worth $579,101.

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (SFS) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS), with 2 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 8 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 0 buy, 1 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.73 average brokerage recommendation [T1].