Market Update: Watching Increased Volatility on Shares of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS)

Recent action on shares of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) lands the stock on today’s most volatile list. In the current trading session, the stock has seen a change of -7.22% recently hitting $8.35.

Share prices are capable of moving sharply higher or lower in a very short amount of time. Keeping an eye on the volatile stocks may help spot market abnormalities.Based on data provided from analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, Smart & Final Stores, Inc. has a current consensus target price of 15.63. The current consensus analyst recommendation is sitting at 2.40 on company shares. Investors will likely be tracking any consensus estimate changes heading into the next earnings period.

After a recent spot-check, Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS)’s ATR is 0.62. The Average True Range (ATR) is a measure of stock volatility. The Average True Range is an exponential moving average (14-days) of the True Range. The range of a day’s trading is high-low, and True Range expands into yesterday’s close when it lands outside of today’s range.

Taking a closer look into the volatility on shares of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS), we notice that the stock is -34.00% off of the 20-Day Simple Moving Average. Zooming out to the 50-Day Simple Moving Average, we can see a difference of -33.34% from current stock levels.

Going out even further, the 200-Day Simple Moving Average is recorded -36.16% away from the current share price. Company shares were recently noted -40.14% off of the 50-day high and -5.65% away from the 50-day low. Let’s also take a quick peek at the 52 week highs/lows. At present, the stock is -48.33% separated from the 52 week high and -5.65% from the low.

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