State Bank Financial (STBZ) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.06

Media stories about State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. State Bank Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.288626720862 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Gabelli cut shares of State Bank Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of State Bank Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of State Bank Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $30.00.

Shares of State Bank Financial (STBZ) opened at $29.64 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $1,190.03, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.12, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.95. State Bank Financial has a twelve month low of $24.16 and a twelve month high of $31.75.

State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $54.01 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $56.15 million. State Bank Financial had a net margin of 22.79% and a return on equity of 8.44%. equities research analysts forecast that State Bank Financial will post 1.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 4th will be issued a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 1st. State Bank Financial’s payout ratio is 41.79%.

In other State Bank Financial news, insider Bradford L. Watkins sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.14, for a total value of $27,140.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 72,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,967,650. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 4.65% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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State Bank Financial Company Profile

State Bank Financial Corporation is a bank holding company for State Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Bank is a Georgia-based state-chartered bank. The Company offers community banking services to individuals and businesses. Its product line includes loans to small and medium-sized businesses, residential and commercial construction and development loans, commercial real estate loans, farmland and agricultural production loans, residential mortgage loans, home equity loans, and consumer loans.

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