Martin & Company Has Increased Smart & Final Stores (SFS) Stake; JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) Shorts Decreased By 0.45%

November 15, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Martin & Company Inc increased Smart & Final Stores Inc. (SFS) stake by 57.84% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Martin & Company Inc acquired 86,150 shares as Smart & Final Stores Inc. (SFS)’s stock declined 10.20%. The Martin & Company Inc holds 235,090 shares with $2.14M value, up from 148,940 last quarter. Smart & Final Stores Inc. now has $551.45 million valuation. The stock increased 2.05% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $7.45. About shares traded. Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) has declined 14.20% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.90% the S&P500.

JB Hunt Transport Services Incorporated (NASDAQ:JBHT) had a decrease of 0.45% in short interest. JBHT’s SI was 2.31M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 0.45% from 2.32M shares previously. With 957,400 avg volume, 2 days are for JB Hunt Transport Services Incorporated (NASDAQ:JBHT)’s short sellers to cover JBHT’s short positions. The SI to JB Hunt Transport Services Incorporated’s float is 2.65%. The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $102.47. About shares traded. J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) has risen 5.07% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.63% the S&P500.

Among 20 analysts covering JB Hunt Trans (NASDAQ:JBHT), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. JB Hunt Trans had 58 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BB&T Capital upgraded the shares of JBHT in report on Monday, January 25 to “Buy” rating. The stock of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, October 5 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Monday, October 16. The stock of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, October 2 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, March 29. On Friday, October 9 the stock rating was initiated by UBS with “Neutral”. As per Thursday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Strong-Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Vetr. As per Thursday, September 14, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. is a surface transportation, delivery, and logistics firm in North America. The company has market cap of $11.25 billion. The Firm divisions include Intermodal , Dedicated Contract Services (DCS), Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS) and Truck (JBT). It has a 27.3 P/E ratio. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides transportation and delivery services to a range of clients and clients throughout the continental United States, Canada and Mexico.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.29, from 1.16 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 44 investors sold J B Hunt Transport Services Inc shares while 147 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. 76.95 million shares or 2.58% less from 78.99 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Gam Hldg Ag stated it has 6,722 shares. 3,176 were accumulated by Two Sigma Secs Llc. Meeder Asset Mgmt invested 0.02% of its portfolio in J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT). Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct accumulated 0.07% or 18,454 shares. Genesee Valley Tru accumulated 3,811 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust has 0.04% invested in J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) for 265,251 shares. Glg Limited Liability Corporation has 0.03% invested in J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) for 5,015 shares. Citadel Advsr Limited Liability invested in 0.01% or 114,961 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas owns 247,797 shares. Moreover, State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement has 0.04% invested in J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) for 143,459 shares. Horrell Inc holds 47,481 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman Com accumulated 1,185 shares. Ahl Prns Llp holds 35,333 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv invested in 1,192 shares or 0% of the stock. Jane Street Ltd Com, a New York-based fund reported 20,036 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.12, from 1.19 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 11 investors sold SFS shares while 28 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. 77.64 million shares or 0.23% more from 77.47 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Wells Fargo And Mn holds 0% or 18,828 shares. Swiss Commercial Bank stated it has 0% in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS). Envestnet Asset Mgmt Inc holds 0% or 3,922 shares in its portfolio. The California-based Ami Asset Mgmt has invested 0.4% in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS). 18,967 were reported by Verition Fund Management Limited Com. Atria Invs Ltd Llc invested in 0.01% or 12,410 shares. Moreover, Suntrust Banks Incorporated has 0% invested in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) for 19,995 shares. United Serv Automobile Association holds 0.02% in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) or 729,100 shares. Boston Prns holds 0.01% or 535,880 shares in its portfolio. Granahan Invest Management Ma has 12,920 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 569 shares. Tower Research Cap Limited Liability Company (Trc) holds 0.01% or 6,291 shares in its portfolio. Wellington Management Grp Llp holds 7.94M shares. Maverick Ltd has invested 0% in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS). Nationwide Fund invested in 0% or 34,184 shares.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $635,492 activity. Drew Scott R. had sold 21,000 shares worth $273,420 on Monday, June 12. 26,980 shares valued at $362,072 were sold by Mortensen Michael A. on Thursday, June 1.

Among 8 analysts covering Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Smart & Final Stores has $22 highest and $8.5 lowest target. $14.31’s average target is 92.08% above currents $7.45 stock price. Smart & Final Stores had 15 analyst reports since October 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, June 29, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by BB&T Capital given on Tuesday, January 26. As per Friday, October 2, the company rating was initiated by Oppenheimer. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight” on Friday, September 23. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, August 16. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, August 11. On Tuesday, October 6 the stock rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Overweight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 20 by Oppenheimer. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $15 target in Tuesday, August 2 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 25 by Oppenheimer.

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