Smart & Final Stores Inc. (SFS): Glenhill Advisors Increases its Stake

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A recent 13G filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission showed that Glenn J. Krevlin‘s  Glenhill Advisors has raised its stake in Smart & Final Stores Inc. (NYSE:SFS) to 3.77 million common shares, which account for 5.1% of the float. Glenhill Advisors’ stake was increased from 3.35 million shares that it had reported as of the end of June in its last 13F filing.

Smart & Final is a food retailer that works in two divisions: Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. Since the beginning of the year, the company’s stock has lost 30.09%. In its latest financial report for the Second quarter of 2016, Smart & Final Stores reported revenue of $1.04 billion and earnings per share of $0.10, below the analysts’ estimates of both revenue of $1.05 billion and EPS of $0.21.

Glenn Krevlin

At the end of June, eight investors from our hedge fund database reported long positions in Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS), down from 13 in the previous quarter. Some of the bullish investors encompassed Michael A. Price and Amos Meron’s Empyrean Capital Partners, with a position worth around $12.36 million, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, which held a position valued at $9.06 million, John Tompkins’ Tyvor Capital, and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.

Among those investors who lost enthusiasm for investing in Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS), and sold off its shares during the quarter were George Soros’ Soros Fund Management, which dropped its position valued at the end of March at $9.41 million, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, which said goodbye to $2.10 million worth a position, Richard Driehaus’ Driehaus Capital, and Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital.

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You can access the original SEC filing by clicking here.

Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Glenhill Advisors 2,797,145 968,162 3,765,307 0 3,765,307 5.1%
Glenn J. Krevlin 2,797,145 968,162 3,765,307 0 3,765,307 5.1%
Glenhill Capital Advisors 0 3,765,307 0 3,765,307 3,765,307 5.1%
Glenhill Capital Management 0 2,797,145 0 2,797,145 2,797,145 3.8%

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Washington, D.C. 20549




Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

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