Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) Sale Analysis

There has been an observed change of -14.05% in the ownership of the shares in the past six months. Northern Trust Corp owned 1.55% of State Bank Financial Corporation. worth $15,890,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company.

Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $0.29 and $0.25, respectively, according to 26 analysts. The fund owned 349,870 shares of the financial services provider's stock after buying an additional 3,808 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,339,565 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $34,989,000 after acquiring an additional 23,539 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 14,048,469 shares of the bank's stock valued at $205,676,000 after buying an additional 133,403 shares during the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP lifted its position in shares of State Bank Financial 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. Gratus Capital LLC acquired a new position in State Bank Financial the second quarter valued at about $206,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in State Bank Financial 459.6% in the second quarter. The institutional investor owned 585,944 shares of the financial services provider's stock after buying an additional 31,610 shares during the period.

In other Regions Financial Corporation news, EVP Scott M. Peters sold 25,000 shares of Regions Financial Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.23, for a total transaction of $152,300.00. Aperio Group, LLC now controls 1,107,368 shares with a value of $16,865,000. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Insiders own 4.65% of the company's stock. The total value of its holdings decreased 3.0%. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 121,160 shares in the company, valued at $1,811,342. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

In its bullish and bearish sentiment, the company illustrates the volatility for the week at 2.02% * with the volatility for the month at 1.72% *. (NASDAQ:STBZ) opened at 29.30 on Tuesday. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 3 analysts is at 11.17%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 12.5 and 10.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) has been given an average price target of $15.94 from analysts, according to data collected by Finviz. (NASDAQ:STBZ) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 27th.

The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.26 reported by 22 number of analyst for the quarter ending Current Qtr.(Dec2017). The company had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.45 billion.

State Bank Financial Corporation. had a return on equity of 8.51% and a net margin of 22.79%. Regions Financial Corporation's revenue for the quarter was down 1.3% compared to the same quarter a year ago. This showed a surprise of 0% in the last quarter earnings.

The valuation method to compare Regions Financial Corporation's current share price to its expected per-share earnings via Forward P/E ratio shows a value of 13.79, thus, allowing investors to take a quick look on the company's finances irrespective of its complex details from an accounting report.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 8th will be issued a dividend of $0.09 per share. Also, insider Bradford L. Watkins sold 1,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.29%.

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A number of equities analysts have commented on STBZ shares. Regions Financial Corporation traded at a P/E ratio of 16.44, suggesting the potentiality of a higher growth in the future. FBR & Co reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of Regions Financial Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. State Bank Financial Corporation is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a hold rating and issued a $15.00 price target on shares of Regions Financial Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd.

October 26 investment analysts at Nomura maintained a company rating of "Neutral" and moved up the price target from $10.00 to $17.00.

In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and the customers of a company, typically in an attempt to capture the findings for a research report. The Company conducts its banking operations through Regions Bank, an Alabama state-chartered commercial bank, which is a member of the Federal Reserve System.

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