CoBiz Financial Inc. (COBZ) Forms $19.30 Double Top; Smart & Final Stores (SFS) Sellers Increased By 3.42% Their Shorts

CoBiz Financial Inc. (COBZ) formed double top with $20.84 target or 8.00% above today’s $19.30 share price. CoBiz Financial Inc. (COBZ) has $798.27 million valuation. The stock increased 1.15% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $19.3. About 177,765 shares traded or 48.26% up from the average. CoBiz Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:COBZ) has risen 31.61% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.91% the S&P500.

Smart & Final Stores Incorporated (NYSE:SFS) had an increase of 3.42% in short interest. SFS’s SI was 7.01 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 3.42% from 6.78M shares previously. With 820,300 avg volume, 9 days are for Smart & Final Stores Incorporated (NYSE:SFS)’s short sellers to cover SFS’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $8.55. About 197,756 shares traded. Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) has declined 14.20% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.90% the S&P500.

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. operates as a food retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $626.10 million. The firm operates through two divisions, Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. It has a 86.36 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.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $475,191 activity. The insider Mortensen Michael A. sold 19,304 shares worth $146,517. $328,674 worth of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) shares were sold by Drew Scott R..

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. As per Tuesday, October 6, the company rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 5. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 16 by Loop Capital. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of SFS in report on Tuesday, July 25 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, August 11 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 16 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) earned “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan on Tuesday, December 5. Oppenheimer maintained Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) on Tuesday, June 20 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Perform” rating on Friday, October 2 by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, September 23.

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. Bamco Inc Ny holds 0.01% or 358,101 shares. Great West Life Assurance Company Can reported 5,800 shares stake. Legal General Grp Public Ltd Company reported 5,295 shares stake. Nationwide Fund owns 34,184 shares. California Employees Retirement Systems invested 0% of its portfolio in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS). Voya Investment Mgmt Limited Liability accumulated 10,390 shares. One Trading Lp holds 0% of its portfolio in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) for 4,200 shares. Franklin Resource invested in 0.01% or 3.61 million shares. Hbk Limited Partnership stated it has 35,500 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Geode Capital Management Limited Liability Com invested in 0% or 223,915 shares. Vanguard Grp Incorporated invested 0% in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS). Portolan Mgmt Ltd Company holds 983,750 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt accumulated 62 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0% of its portfolio in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS). Wellington Mgmt Gru Llp invested 0.01% in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS).

Among 7 analysts covering CoBiz Financial Inc (NASDAQ:COBZ), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. CoBiz Financial Inc has $24.0 highest and $13 lowest target. $18.29’s average target is -5.23% below currents $19.3 stock price. CoBiz Financial Inc had 15 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CoBiz Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:COBZ) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of CoBiz Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:COBZ) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 19 by Macquarie Research. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, October 20. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, April 25 by Hovde Group. Sandler O’Neill maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 29 report. The rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research to “Neutral” on Monday, October 24. The stock of CoBiz Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:COBZ) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, February 16 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Monday, July 24 by Piper Jaffray.