November 23, 2016 - By whatsonthorold
Two days ago, an insider trading deal was made. Frederick Hanser, the director and an insider of Stifel Financial Corp unloaded exactly 5,000 shares of Stifel Financial Corp, worth about $251,000 U.S. Dollars, at $50.2 per share at the time of the deal. This insider transaction, was completed on November 23, 2016. It’s available for free at the SEC’s website and can be accessed at this page. Now, Frederick Hanser owns 35,190 shares which make up around 0.05% of the Company’s market capitalization.
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 -16.80% below today’s ($50.18) stock price. Stifel Financial Corp. has been the topic of 11 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 1 report. Zacks upgraded the shares of SF in a report on Tuesday, September 22 to “Hold” rating. Nomura maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, April 4 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Nomura given on Monday, November 9. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 11 by Nomura. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, January 12. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Monday, February 22.
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.04, from 1.04 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, 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.
Ftb Advsr accumulated 1,179 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Da Davidson & holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF) for 6,024 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas holds 0% or 54,449 shares in its portfolio. Bbva Compass Comml Bank accumulated 16,633 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Manufacturers Life Ins Communication The holds 0.01% or 131,153 shares in its portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Board accumulated 0.04% or 293,397 shares. Vanguard Incorporated has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF). Aperio Gru Ltd Liability Company accumulated 24,976 shares or 0.01% of the stock. The Ohio-based Victory Mgmt Inc has invested 0.14% in Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF). Wealthtrust last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage accumulated 0% or 29,692 shares. Moreover, First National Bank & Trust Of Omaha has 0.06% invested in Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF) for 24,550 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp reported 1.53 million shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Fisher Asset Ltd holds 0.12% or 2.16 million shares in its portfolio. Bartlett And Lc has 0% invested in the company for 600 shares.
Insider Transactions: Since May 24, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $269,412 net activity. Brautigam Allen sold $100,662 worth of stock or 2,725 shares. $168,750 worth of shares were sold by WESTBROOK KELVIN R on Wednesday, June 8. 15,270 Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF) shares with value of $560,256 were sold by Plotkin Ben A.
About 273,602 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 $3.38 billion. The Company’s principal subsidiary is Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, a retail and institutional wealth management and investment banking firm. It has a 59.8 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 $42.41M for 19.92 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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