November 23, 2016 - By Vivian Park
The director of Stifel Financial Corp, Thomas Weisel is in the stock market news today. It was published in a public report filled by Thomas Weisel and submitted to the U.S. Security & Exchange Commission on 23-11-2016, he unloaded 20,000 shares from the firm worth near $1,004,000 U.S Dollars. The transaction’s shares average price was $50.2. Thomas is trying to quietly decrease his company’s share, same as he did in the last 30 days. He unloaded another 99,700 shares worth $4,549,500 USD. The stocks unloading will most probably not stay a secret as it was big one. At the moment, he possess a total of 100,529 shares or 0.15% of the company’s total market cap.
Out of 5 analysts covering Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 40% are positive. $58 is the highest target while $27 is the lowest. The $41.75 average target is -17.38% below today’s ($50.53) stock price. Stifel Financial Corp. has been the topic of 11 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Monday, April 4. Zacks downgraded the shares of SF in a report on Tuesday, September 1 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Monday, July 11 with “Buy”. Credit Suisse downgraded it to “Underperform” rating and $27 target price in Monday, February 22 report. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Nomura on Monday, November 9. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 22 by Zacks. The stock of Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Goldman Sachs.
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.04, from 1.04 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 22 funds sold all Stifel Financial Corp shares owned while 69 reduced positions. 32 funds bought stakes while 63 increased positions. They now own 56.23 million shares or 1.17% less from 56.90 million shares in 2016Q1.
Ls Investment Advisors Lc accumulated 0.01% or 4,003 shares. The Connecticut-based Aqr Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF). Aperio Grp Ltd holds 0.01% or 24,976 shares in its portfolio. The Texas-based Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership has invested 0.03% in Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys holds 17,700 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Invesco Limited last reported 0.03% of its portfolio in the stock. Stifel accumulated 310,163 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Fisher Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company last reported 0.12% of its portfolio in the stock. Channing Cap Lc last reported 910,231 shares in the company. Moreover, Logan Cap Mngmt has 0.02% invested in Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF) for 7,272 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group has invested 0.01% in Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF). Advantus Capital Mgmt accumulated 0.01% or 8,050 shares. Ftb Advsr Inc last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Par Capital Mgmt owns 325,000 shares or 0.17% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ladenburg Thalmann Fin Inc has 0% invested in Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF) for 207 shares.
Insider Transactions: Since May 24, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $269,412 net activity. $100,662 worth of Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF) shares were sold by Brautigam Allen. Plotkin Ben A sold 15,270 shares worth $560,256. 4,500 shares with value of $168,750 were sold by WESTBROOK KELVIN R on Wednesday, June 8.
About 267,899 shares traded hands. Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF) has risen 51.48% since April 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.15% the S&P500.
Stifel Financial Corp. is a financial holding company. The company has a market cap of $3.40 billion. The Company’s principal subsidiary is Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, a retail and institutional wealth management and investment banking firm. It has a 60.21 P/E ratio. The Company’s principal activities are private client services, including securities transaction and financial planning services; institutional equity and fixed income sales, trading, research and municipal finance; investment banking services, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements, and retail and commercial banking, including personal and commercial lending programs.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Stifel Financial Corp. is a holding company for Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated.”
Analysts await Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.63 EPS, up 23.53% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.51 per share. SF’s profit will be $42.39M for 20.05 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.69 actual EPS reported by Stifel Financial Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.70% negative EPS growth.
Another recent and important Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF) news was published by Streetinsider.com which published an article titled: “Form 4 STIFEL FINANCIAL CORP For: Nov 22 Filed by: Plotkin Ben A” on November 23, 2016.
Stifel Financial Corp., incorporated on December 31, 1981, is a financial holding company. The Company’s principal subsidiary is Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated (Stifel), a full-service retail and institutional wealth management and investment banking firm. The Company’s principal activities are private client services, including securities transaction and financial planning services; institutional equity and fixed income sales, trading, research and municipal finance; investment banking services, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements, and retail and commercial banking, including personal and commercial lending programs. The Firm operates through three divisions: Global Wealth Management, Institutional Group and Other. The Global Wealth Management segment consists of two businesses, such as the Private Client Group and Stifel Bank. The Private Client Group includes branch offices and independent contractor offices of its broker-dealer subsidiaries located throughout the United States. These branches provide securities brokerage services, including the sale of equities, mutual funds, fixed income products and insurance, as well as offers banking products to its private clients through Stifel Bank, which provides residential, consumer and commercial lending, as well as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)-insured deposit accounts to clients of its broker-dealer subsidiaries and to the general public. The Institutional Group segment includes research, equity and fixed income institutional sales and trading, investment banking, public finance, and syndicate. The Other segment includes interest income from stock borrow activities and interest income, among others.
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By Vivian Park