Stifel (SF) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.14

Media coverage about Stifel (NYSE:SF) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stifel earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.698540657327 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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Several analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Stifel from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine upgraded Stifel from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Nomura increased their target price on Stifel from $77.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Wells Fargo increased their target price on Stifel from $71.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Goldman Sachs upgraded Stifel from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $56.00 to $77.00 in a report on Monday, January 8th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $69.17.

Shares of Stifel (SF) traded up $0.08 on Tuesday, hitting $63.47. The stock had a trading volume of 228,927 shares, compared to its average volume of 479,075. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85. Stifel has a twelve month low of $41.93 and a twelve month high of $68.76. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,682.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.66, a PEG ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.67.

Stifel (NYSE:SF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The financial services provider reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.55. Stifel had a return on equity of 12.04% and a net margin of 6.25%. The business had revenue of $804.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $745.44 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.68 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Stifel will post 5.1 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st were paid a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 28th. This is a positive change from Stifel’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. Stifel’s dividend payout ratio is 22.43%.

In other news, Vice Chairman Ben A. Plotkin sold 9,012 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.30, for a total transaction of $570,459.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.

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Stifel 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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