Equitec Proprietary Markets Has Lowered Its At&T (T) Position; 5 Bullish Analysts Covering Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (SFS)

May 25, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc decreased At&T Inc (T) stake by 93.66% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc sold 44,300 shares as At&T Inc (T)’s stock declined 10.37%. The Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc holds 3,000 shares with $117,000 value, down from 47,300 last quarter. At&T Inc now has $201.30 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.39% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $32.78. About 35.25 million shares traded or 25.57% up from the average. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has declined 15.88% since May 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.43% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Smart & Final Stores had 29 analyst reports since October 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 2 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, November 16 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 20 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) earned “Buy” rating by Loop Capital on Thursday, November 16. Guggenheim maintained it with “Buy” rating and $9.0 target in Wednesday, March 14 report. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of SFS in report on Tuesday, August 16 to “Underweight” rating. J.P. Morgan initiated the shares of SFS in report on Tuesday, December 5 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) rating on Friday, May 5. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $19 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 15 by Morgan Stanley. See Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) latest ratings:

04/05/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $7 New Target: $5 Maintain
03/05/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $10 New Target: $9 Maintain
02/05/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $7.5 New Target: $7 Maintain
18/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral New Target: $5.5 Initiates Coverage On
16/03/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Downgrade
14/03/2018 Broker: Guggenheim Rating: Buy New Target: $9.0 Maintain
15/03/2018 Broker: Loop Capital Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Old Target: $11 Downgrade
15/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $8 New Target: $7.5 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Overweight Upgrade
05/12/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Hold New Target: $9.0 Initiate

More notable recent Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Portland-based Cash & Carry stores follow $1B year with a new name” on May 03, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Analysis: Positioning to Benefit within Raven Industries, First Financial Bankshares, Smart, ADT, CoreSite Realty, and …” published on May 23, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Smart & Final Stores updates guidance” on May 03, 2018. More interesting news about Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “After-Hours Stock Movers 05/02: (NSIT) (SFS) (DATA) Higher; (PACB) (SPOT) (CRUS) Lower (more…)” published on May 02, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Smart & Final Expands Role of Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice Division President Derek Jones” with publication date: April 27, 2018.

The stock increased 1.06% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $4.75. About 287,153 shares traded. Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) has declined 51.28% since May 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 62.83% the S&P500.

Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $328,674 activity. Another trade for 36,560 shares valued at $328,674 was sold by Drew Scott R..

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.63, from 1.61 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 16 investors sold Smart & Final Stores, Inc. shares while 25 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 26 raised stakes. 75.26 million shares or 0.19% less from 75.41 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Brandywine Invest Limited reported 986,275 shares. Aqr Cap Mngmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) for 13,042 shares. The Washington-based Parametric Port Assoc has invested 0% in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS). Martin And Inc Tn reported 0.44% stake. D E Shaw has 157,472 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Tower Rech Lc (Trc) owns 0.01% invested in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) for 5,681 shares. Blackrock Incorporated holds 0% or 1.72 million shares. Morgan Stanley stated it has 1.68M shares or 0% of all its holdings. Schwab Charles Invest reported 112,150 shares. Manufacturers Life The has 20,276 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Neuberger Berman Group Inc stated it has 51,500 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ftb Advsr invested in 1,390 shares. Virtu Financial Lc reported 13,348 shares stake. 588,190 were reported by Signia Management Lc. New York-based National Bank & Trust Of Mellon has invested 0% in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS).

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. operates as a food retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $353.53 million. The firm operates through two divisions, Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. It currently has negative earnings. 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.

Analysts await AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $0.89 EPS, up 12.66% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.79 per share. T’s profit will be $5.47B for 9.21 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.85 actual EPS reported by AT&T Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.71% EPS growth.

Among 33 analysts covering AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. AT&T Inc. had 83 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, November 14. HSBC upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, March 28 report. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, October 26. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Thursday, January 26 report. As per Monday, December 12, the company rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird. Buckingham Research downgraded the shares of T in report on Friday, June 24 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, September 28 by UBS. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, September 27 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Friday, July 22 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, September 20.

Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc increased Humana Inc (Put) (NYSE:HUM) stake by 18,200 shares to 26,900 valued at $6.67 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Nxp Semiconductors N V (Put) (NASDAQ:NXPI) stake by 523,000 shares and now owns 544,600 shares. Ixys Corp (Put) (NASDAQ:IXYS) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.26, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 67 investors sold T shares while 714 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 589 raised stakes. 3.09 billion shares or 7.58% less from 3.34 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Centurylink Investment Mgmt holds 0.73% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) for 53,482 shares. Peninsula Asset Mgmt has invested 1.45% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Schulhoff & owns 102,022 shares. Rnc Lc, California-based fund reported 1.07M shares. Intersect Lc stated it has 154,588 shares. First Manhattan Com stated it has 448,574 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Moody Fincl Bank Trust Division has invested 0.13% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Agf Investments Incorporated invested 1.04% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Cornerstone Capital reported 31,666 shares stake. Regentatlantic Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.8% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Smith Moore holds 1.12% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) or 107,298 shares. Andra Ap holds 0.61% or 691,100 shares in its portfolio. The Netherlands-based Shell Asset Mgmt has invested 1.09% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Liberty Cap Management holds 0.16% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) or 8,249 shares. Van Strum And Towne reported 8,057 shares stake.

More notable recent AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “AT&T: What’s The Worst-Case Scenario?” on May 22, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “AT&T taps Best Buy executive as new chief digital officer” published on May 24, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Bought AT&T After Selling Verizon” on May 21, 2018. More interesting news about AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “AT&T says expect fewer employees amid technology shifts in 10 years” published on May 24, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “The 6 Most Shorted NYSE Stocks” with publication date: May 25, 2018.

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