Headlines about State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. State Bank Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5398519967319 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- State Bank Financial (STBZ) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- SunTrust Banks Analysts Raise Earnings Estimates for State Bank Financial Corp (STBZ) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Equities Analysts Offer Predictions for State Bank Financial Corp’s Q3 2018 Earnings (STBZ) (americanbankingnews.com)
- State Bank Financial Corp (STBZ) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
STBZ has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub cut State Bank Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut State Bank Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price on shares of State Bank Financial in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. ValuEngine cut State Bank Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, Gabelli cut State Bank Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.25.
State Bank Financial (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 had a return on equity of 8.44% and a net margin of 22.79%. The company had revenue of $54.01 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $56.15 million. equities analysts expect that State Bank Financial will post 1.52 EPS for the current year.
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State Bank Financial Company Profile
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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