$0.11 EPS Expected for Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (SFS); Banc Funds Co Has Increased By $4.87 Million Its Banc Of California (BANC) Stake

February 23, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Analysts expect Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) to report $0.11 EPS on March, 14.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 120.00% from last quarter’s $0.05 EPS. SFS’s profit would be $8.06M giving it 17.84 P/E if the $0.11 EPS is correct. After having $0.14 EPS previously, Smart & Final Stores, Inc.’s analysts see -21.43% EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.48% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $7.85. About 764,737 shares traded or 76.69% up from the average. Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) has declined 14.20% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.90% the S&P500.

Banc Funds Co Llc increased Banc Of California Inc. (BANC) stake by 88.85% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Banc Funds Co Llc acquired 243,624 shares as Banc Of California Inc. (BANC)’s stock rose 1.76%. The Banc Funds Co Llc holds 517,828 shares with $10.75M value, up from 274,204 last quarter. Banc Of California Inc. now has $1.02B valuation. The stock decreased 1.22% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $20.25. About 499,336 shares traded. Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE:BANC) has risen 6.54% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.16% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Banc of California (NYSE:BANC), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Banc of California had 25 analyst reports since November 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of BANC in report on Thursday, July 6 with “Hold” rating. Wells Fargo initiated Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE:BANC) on Monday, May 2 with “Outperform” rating. Wood downgraded it to “Market Perform” rating and $22 target in Friday, May 5 report. The stock of Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE:BANC) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Thursday, October 20. UBS initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, May 23 report. Raymond James downgraded the shares of BANC in report on Monday, November 9 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, August 28 with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 8 by FBR Capital. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Thursday, May 4 with “Outperform”.

Banc Funds Co Llc decreased Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ:EFSC) stake by 121,507 shares to 1.10M valued at $46.79 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Cambridge Bancorp (CATC) stake by 20,000 shares and now owns 235,544 shares. Midland States Bancorp Inc. was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.05, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 25 investors sold BANC shares while 60 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 59.57 million shares or 8.21% more from 55.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ameritas Invest Prtnrs holds 0% of its portfolio in Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE:BANC) for 3,886 shares. Sg Americas Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 11,466 shares in its portfolio. Tower Research Llc (Trc) has 4,021 shares. Pnc Finance holds 0% or 350 shares. Miles reported 11,075 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 0% in Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE:BANC). Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 0% in Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE:BANC). Ancora Advsrs Limited Liability Corp holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE:BANC) for 25,673 shares. Ameriprise Financial Inc accumulated 232,447 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can has 0% invested in Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE:BANC). Goldman Sachs Group Inc, New York-based fund reported 514,443 shares. 23,280 were accumulated by Voya Investment Ltd Company. Trexquant Investment LP invested in 15,689 shares. Ims Capital Mgmt invested in 38,483 shares. Ulysses Mngmt Ltd Company invested in 470,000 shares or 1.06% of the stock.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 selling transactions for $386,000 activity. On Thursday, February 1 the insider Bogler John A. bought $386,000.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.61 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.30, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 15 investors sold Smart & Final Stores, Inc. shares while 18 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. 75.41 million shares or 2.88% less from 77.64 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Voya Management Ltd Llc accumulated 10,390 shares. Ellington Management Grp Ltd Liability Com accumulated 43,200 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Wellington Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 0.01% in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS). First Mercantile holds 0.05% or 33,401 shares. Waterstone Capital Management L P invested in 0.65% or 127,615 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund invested in 22,200 shares. Illinois-based Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS). Glenhill Limited Liability holds 2.52 million shares or 1.6% of its portfolio. Citigroup invested in 0% or 3,745 shares. Vanguard Group reported 0% in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS). The New York-based American Grp Incorporated Inc has invested 0% in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS). Tiaa Cref Investment Management Ltd Liability Company holds 0% or 112,935 shares. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 15,367 shares. Signia Capital Management owns 316,811 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 0% stake.

Among 11 analysts covering Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Smart & Final Stores had 21 analyst reports since October 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 25 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) earned “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, October 2. The stock of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 16 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 5 with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Equal Weight” rating on Friday, September 23 by Barclays Capital. J.P. Morgan initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, December 5 report. Loop Capital maintained Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) on Thursday, November 16 with “Buy” rating. Citigroup maintained the shares of SFS in report on Tuesday, August 2 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) earned “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, August 16. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by BB&T Capital.

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. operates as a food retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $574.84 million. The firm operates through two divisions, Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. It has a 79.29 P/E ratio. It operates non-membership warehouse-style grocery stores under the Smart & Final banner in California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as under the Cash & Carry banner in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, and Nevada.

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