Stifel Financial (SF) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.15

News articles about Stifel Financial (NYSE:SF) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stifel Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8455767037681 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Wells Fargo upgraded 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 report on Friday, December 1st. Instinet upgraded Stifel Financial from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Stifel Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Nomura upgraded Stifel Financial from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the company from $58.00 to $77.00 in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Stifel Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $69.17.

Shares of Stifel Financial (SF) traded up $0.74 during trading on Friday, reaching $65.17. The company had a trading volume of 1,039,071 shares, compared to its average volume of 485,430. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,671.75, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.67. Stifel Financial has a 52 week low of $41.93 and a 52 week high of $68.76. 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 Financial (NYSE:SF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 30th. The financial services provider reported $1.47 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.55. The company had revenue of $804.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $745.44 million. Stifel Financial had a return on equity of 12.04% and a net margin of 6.25%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.68 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Stifel Financial will post 5.1 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st were given a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.74%. This is a positive change from Stifel Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 28th. Stifel Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.43%.

In related news, Vice Chairman Ben A. Plotkin sold 9,012 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.30, for a total value of $570,459.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate 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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