UNITED STATES
                    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                          Washington, D.C. 20549

                               SCHEDULE 13G

                 Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
                            (Amendment No. 1)*


NAME OF ISSUER                     STEIN MART, INC.

TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES       Common

CUSIP NUMBER                       858375108


Check the following box if a fee is being paid with this
statement.                                                              ( )

(A fee is not required only if the filing person:  (1) has a
previous statement on file reporting beneficial ownership of more
than five percent of the class of securities described in Item 1;
and (2) has filed no amendment subsequent thereto reporting
beneficial ownership of five percent or less of such class.) (See
Rule 13d-7).

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a
reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to
the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment
containing information which would alter the disclosures provided
in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page
shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise
subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall
be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the
Notes).




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                                    13G
CUSIP No. 858375108                                    Page 2 of 10 Pages  
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1.   Name of reporting person
     S.S. or I.R.S. identification no. of above person

     Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
     36-2668272

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2.   Check the appropriate box if a member of a group*
                                                                   (a)(   )
                                                                   (b)(   )
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3.   SEC use only

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4.   Citizenship or place of organization

     Delaware
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                              5.   Sole Voting Power

                                        NONE
    Number of                 -----------------------------
     shares                   6.   Shared Voting Power
  beneficially
    owned by                            NONE
      each                    -----------------------------
    Reporting                 7.   Sole Dispositive Power
     person
      with                              NONE
                              -----------------------------
                              8.   Shared Dispositive Power

                                        NONE
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9.      Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting
        person

               NONE
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10.     Check box if the aggregate amount in row (9) includes
        certain shares*

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11.     Percent of class represented by amount in row 9

               NONE
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12.     Type of Reporting person*

               HC


                                    13G
CUSIP No. 858375108                                    Page 3 of 10 Pages  
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1.      Name of reporting person
        S.S. or I.R.S. identification no. of above person
        
        Putnam Investments, Inc.
        04-2539558

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2.      Check the appropriate box if a member of a group*
                                                                   (a)(   )
                                                                   (b)(   )
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3.      SEC use only

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4.      Citizenship or place of organization

               Delaware
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                              5.   Sole Voting Power

                                        NONE
    Number of                 -----------------------------
     shares                   6.   Shared Voting Power
  beneficially
    owned by                            401,756
      each                    -----------------------------
    Reporting                 7.   Sole Dispositive Power
     person
      with                              NONE
                              -----------------------------
                              8.   Shared Dispositive Power

                                        2,283,601
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9.      Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting
        person

               2,283,601
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10.     Check box if the aggregate amount in row (9) includes
        certain shares*

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11.     Percent of class represented by amount in row 9

               10.2%
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12.     Type of Reporting person*

        HC

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                                    13G
CUSIP No. 858375108                                    Page 4 of 10 Pages  
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1.      Name of reporting person
        S.S. or I.R.S. identification no. of above person
        
        Putnam Investment Management, Inc.
        04-2471937

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2.      Check the appropriate box if a member of a group*
                                                                   (a)(   )
                                                                   (b)(   )
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3.      SEC use only

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4.      Citizenship or place of organization

               Delaware
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                              5.   Sole Voting Power

                                        NONE
    Number of                 -----------------------------
     shares                   6.   Shared Voting Power
  beneficially
    owned by                            NONE
      each                    -----------------------------
    Reporting                 7.   Sole Dispositive Power
     person
      with                              NONE
                              -----------------------------
                              8.   Shared Dispositive Power

                                        1,751,755
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9.      Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting
        person

               1,751,755
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10.     Check box if the aggregate amount in row (9) includes
        certain shares*

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11.     Percent of class represented by amount in row 9

               7.8%
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12.     Type of Reporting person*

        IA

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                                    13G
CUSIP No. 858375108                                    Page 5 of 10 Pages  
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1.      Name of reporting person
        S.S. or I.R.S. identification no. of above person
        
        The Putnam Advisory Company, Inc.
        04-6187127

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2.      Check the appropriate box if a member of a group*
                                                                   (a)(   )
                                                                   (b)(   )
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3.      SEC use only


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4.      Citizenship or place of organization

               Massachusetts
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                              5.   Sole Voting Power

                                        NONE
    Number of                 -----------------------------
     shares                   6.   Shared Voting Power
  beneficially
    owned by                            401,756
      each                    -----------------------------
    Reporting                 7.   Sole Dispositive Power
     person
      with                              NONE
                              -----------------------------
                              8.   Shared Dispositive Power

                                        531,846
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9.      Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting
        person

               531,846
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10.     Check box if the aggregate amount in row (9) includes
        certain shares*

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11.     Percent of class represented by amount in row 9

               2.4%
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12.     Type of Reporting person*

        IA
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                    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
                         Washington, D. C.  20549 
 
                               SCHEDULE 13G 
 
                 Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
                             (Amendment No. 1)

Check the following (box) if a fee is being paid with this
statement                                                              (  )

Item 1(a)      Name of Issuer:   STEIN MART, INC.

Item 1(b)      Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:

               1200 Gulf Life Dr., Jacksonville, FL  32207
               

Item 2(a)                          Item 2(b)

Name of Person Filing:             Address or Principal Office or,
                                   if none, Residence:

Putnam Investments, Inc.           One Post Office Square
     ("PI")                        Boston, Massachusetts 02109
on behalf of itself and:

Marsh & McLennan Companies,  Inc.  1166 Avenue of the Americas
     ("MMC")                       New York, NY  10036

Putnam Investment Management, Inc. One Post Office Square
     ("PIM")                       Boston, Massachusetts 02109

*The Putnam Advisory Company, Inc. One Post Office Square
     ("PAC")                       Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Item 2(c)      Citizenship:  PI, M&MC and PIM are corporations
               organized under Delaware law.  The citizenship of
               other persons identified in Item 2(a) is designated
               as follows:  

               *    Corporation - Massachusetts law 
               **   Voluntary association known as Massachusetts
                    business trust - Massachusetts law 


Item 2(d)      Title of Class of Securities: Common
 
Item 2(e)      Cusip Number:  858375108


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Item 3.   If this statement is filed pursuant to Rules 13d-1(b), or
          13d-2(b), check whether the person filing is a: 

(a)(   )  Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act

(b)(   )  Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act 

(c)(   )  Insurance Company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the
          Act 

(d)(   )  Investment Company registered under Section 8 of the
          Investment Company Act 

(e)( X )  Investment Adviser registered under Section 203 of the
          Investment Advisers Act of 1940 

(f)(   )  Employee Benefit Plan, Pension Fund which is subject to
          the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security
          Act of 1974 or Endowment Fund; see (Section
          240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F) 

(g)( X )  Parent Holding Company, in accordance with Section
          240.13d-1(b)(ii)(G) 

(h)(   )  Group, in accordance with Section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(H) 









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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

Item 4.
Ownership.
                              M&MC      PI             PIM            PAC                 
                              -----     -----          ----           ----      

<C>  <C>                      <C>       <C>            <C>            <C>       

(a)  Amount Beneficially
     Owned:                   none      2,283,601      1,751,755      531,846

(b)  Percent of Class:        none      10.2%          7.8%           2.4%

(c)  Number of shares as
     to which such person has: 

(1)  sole power to vote
     or to direct the vote;
     (but see Item 7)         none      none           none           none
 
(2)  shared power to vote
     or to direct the vote;
     (but see Item 7)         none      401,756        none           401,756

(3)  sole power to dispose
     or to direct the
     disposition of;
     (but see Item 7)         none      none           none           none

(4)  shared power to
     dispose or to direct
     the disposition of; 
     (but see Item 7)         none      all            all            all

</TABLE>

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Item 5.   Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class. 

If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the
date thereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial
owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check
the following ( ). 
 
Item 6.   Ownership of More than Five/Ten Percent on Behalf of
Another Person: 
 
No persons other than the persons filing this Schedule 13G have an
economic interest in the securities reported on which relates to
more than five percent of the class of securities.  Securities
reported on this Schedule 13G as being beneficially owned by M&MC
and PI consist of securities beneficially owned by subsidiaries of
PI which are registered investment advisers, which in turn include
securities beneficially owned by clients of such investment
advisers, which clients may include investment companies registered
under the Investment Company Act and/or employee benefit plans,
pension funds, endowment funds or other institutional clients. 
 
Item 7.   Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which
Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding
Company. 
 
PI, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of M&MC, wholly owns two
registered investment advisers:  Putnam Investment Management, Inc.
and The Putnam Advisory Company, Inc.  Pursuant to Rule 13d-4, M&MC
and PI declare that the filing of this Schedule 13G shall not be
deemed an admission by either or both of them that they are, for
the purposes of Section 13(d) or 13(g) the beneficial owner of any
securities covered by this Section 13G, and further state that
neither of them have any power to vote or dispose of, or direct the
voting or disposition of, any of the securities covered by this
Schedule 13G. 
 
Item 8.   Identification and Classification of Members of the
Group: 
 
          Not applicable. 
 
Item 9.   Notice of Dissolution of Group: 
 
          Not applicable. 
 
Item 10.  Certification. 


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By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and
belief, the securities referred to above were acquired in the
ordinary course of business, were not acquired for the purpose of
and do not have the effect of changing or influencing the control
of the issuer of such securities and were not acquired in
connection with or as a participant in any transaction having such
purposes or effect. 


After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and
belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement
is true, complete and correct. 
 

PUTNAM INVESTMENTS, INC.
 
 

BY:  -------------------------------------------
     Signature 

     Name/Title:    Frederick S. Marius
                    Assistant Vice President and Associate Counsel

     Date:  May 10, 1994
 


For this and all future filings, reference is made to Power of
Attorney dated November 9, 1992, with respect to duly authorized
signatures on behalf of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., Putnam
Investments, Inc., Putnam Investment Management, Inc., The Putnam
Advisory Company, Inc. and any Putnam Fund wherever applicable.

For this and all future filings, reference is made to an Agreement
dated June 28, 1990, with respect to one filing of Schedule 13G on
behalf of said entitites, pursuant to Rule 13d-1(f)(1).  







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