News coverage about State Bank Financial Corporation. (NASDAQ:STBZ) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. State Bank Financial Corporation. earned a news impact score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.8439871910029 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Clarkston State Bank Awarded Superior 5-Star Rating from “the Nation’s Bank Rating Service” (forextv.com)
- Logansport Financial Corp. Announces Fourth Quarter Dividend (thestreet.com)
- State Bank Financial Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : STBZ-US : November 14, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- ETFs with exposure to State Bank Financial Corp. : November 14, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- State Bank Financial Corp. :STBZ-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : November 13, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
STBZ has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $30.00.
Shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. (NASDAQ STBZ) traded up $0.21 on Friday, reaching $28.69. 52,800 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 102,162. State Bank Financial Corporation. has a twelve month low of $23.48 and a twelve month high of $29.70. The firm has a market cap of $1,110.49, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.64, a P/E/G ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 0.94.
State Bank Financial Corporation. (NASDAQ:STBZ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.01. State Bank Financial Corporation. had a net margin of 22.79% and a return on equity of 8.44%. The business had revenue of $54.01 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.15 million. equities research analysts predict that State Bank Financial Corporation. will post 1.51 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Investors of record on Monday, December 4th will be paid a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 1st. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.95%. State Bank Financial Corporation.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 41.79%.
In related news, EVP David Caulkins Brown sold 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.10, for a total value of $39,150.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 53,291 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,390,895.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Bradford L. Watkins sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.14, for a total transaction of $27,140.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 72,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,967,650. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 3,430 shares of company stock worth $91,484. 4.65% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
About State Bank Financial Corporation.
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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