Clark Capital Management Group Upped Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) Position, Smart & Final Stores (SFS) Sentiment Is 1.35

June 20, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. is a food retailer. The company has market cap of $626.32 million. The Firm is engaged in the business of selling fresh perishables and everyday grocery items, together with foodservice, packaging and janitorial products. It has a 70.67 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through two divisions: Smart & Final, and Cash and Carry.

Clark Capital Management Group Inc increased Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) stake by 31.75% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Clark Capital Management Group Inc acquired 41,656 shares as Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN)’s stock declined 0.21%. The Clark Capital Management Group Inc holds 172,854 shares with $20.25 million value, up from 131,198 last quarter. Accenture Plc Ireland now has $82.38B valuation. The stock declined 0.50% or $0.64 reaching $127.09 on the news. About 52,143 shares traded. Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 4.27% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.43% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Accenture Plc had 39 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “” rating in Monday, March 27 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush given on Friday, September 9. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 3 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell” on Monday, April 3. The firm has “Buy” rating by Societe Generale given on Monday, September 26. The company was maintained on Friday, May 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Friday, October 16. JP Morgan maintained Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Monday, March 28. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and $121 target. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, May 31. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, March 28 with “Neutral”.

Clark Capital Management Group Inc decreased Lgi Homes Inc (NASDAQ:LGIH) stake by 17,483 shares to 33,515 valued at $962,000 in 2016Q4. It also reduced Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) stake by 109,548 shares and now owns 10,081 shares. Honeywell Intl Inc (NYSE:HON) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.99 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 48 investors sold ACN shares while 379 reduced holdings. 98 funds opened positions while 298 raised stakes. 466.12 million shares or 9.23% more from 426.72 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Marco Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability owns 20,500 shares or 0.42% of their US portfolio. Moreover, First Merchants Corp has 1.22% invested in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN). 154,291 are held by Windward Capital Mngmt Ca. The Georgia-based Synovus Corp has invested 0.09% in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN). Rdl Incorporated reported 2.12% stake. 4.51M were reported by Franklin Resources. Int Invsts holds 2.13M shares or 0.36% of its portfolio. Envestnet Asset Mngmt accumulated 0.1% or 230,660 shares. 1.26 million were accumulated by Neuberger Berman Gp Limited Liability Com. Wade G W & Inc invested 0.1% in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN). Garrison Fin Corporation owns 34,462 shares. Gratry Com Ltd Liability owns 40,404 shares. Old Point Trust Financial N A accumulated 45,351 shares or 3.18% of the stock. Moreover, 1832 Asset Mgmt LP has 0% invested in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN). Ledyard Bancorp owns 0.05% invested in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) for 2,339 shares.

Ares Management Llc holds 35.6% of its portfolio in Smart & Final Stores Inc for 44.22 million shares. Glenhill Advisors Llc owns 3.02 million shares or 3.02% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ack Asset Management Llc has 1.57% invested in the company for 378,800 shares. The Delaware-based Kalmar Investments Inc De has invested 0.95% in the stock. Granite Investment Partners Llc, a California-based fund reported 749,159 shares.

About 28,817 shares traded. Smart & Final Stores Inc (SFS) has declined 14.20% since June 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.90% the S&P500.

Analysts await Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $0.16 EPS, down 5.88% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.17 per share. SFS’s profit will be $11.59M for 13.52 P/E if the $0.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.03 actual EPS reported by Smart & Final Stores Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -633.33% EPS growth.

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