Stifel Financial (SF) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.07

News articles about Stifel Financial (NYSE:SF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stifel Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5147428119532 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Stifel Financial (SF) traded down $1.23 during trading on Monday, reaching $58.78. 400,361 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 422,232. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,040.00, a P/E ratio of 18.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 1.70. The company has a current ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68. Stifel Financial has a 52 week low of $41.93 and a 52 week high of $60.92.

Stifel Financial (NYSE:SF) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.89 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.06. Stifel Financial had a net margin of 7.61% and a return on equity of 9.78%. The business had revenue of $721.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $701.12 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.69 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Stifel Financial will post 3.45 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. Stifel Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 15.94%.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on SF. Wells Fargo & Company raised shares of Stifel Financial from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price target for the company from $56.00 to $64.00 in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Nomura upped their price target on shares of Stifel Financial from $56.00 to $58.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Stifel Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $61.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. JMP Securities reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Stifel Financial in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Stifel Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Stifel Financial currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.67.

In other news, Director Frederick O. Hanser sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.96, for a total value of $155,880.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director James M. Oates sold 1,768 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.27, for a total transaction of $92,413.36. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 28,640 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,497,012.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 54,304 shares of company stock worth $2,869,480. Insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.

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Stifel Financial Company Profile

Stifel Financial Corp. is a financial holding company. Its principal subsidiary is Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, a retail and institutional wealth management and investment banking firm. It operates through three segments: Global Wealth Management, Institutional Group and Other. The Global Wealth Management segment consists of the Private Client Group and Stifel Bank businesses.

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