Stifel (NYSE:SF) Given Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.14

News coverage about Stifel (NYSE:SF) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Stifel earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7800623804848 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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SF has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Stifel from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Goldman Sachs upgraded Stifel from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $56.00 to $77.00 in a research note on Monday, January 8th. ValuEngine downgraded Stifel from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. Wells Fargo raised their target price on Stifel from $64.00 to $70.00 in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Nomura raised their target price on Stifel from $77.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $71.20.

Stifel stock traded up $1.01 during trading on Monday, reaching $58.88. The company had a trading volume of 280,127 shares, compared to its average volume of 471,168. Stifel has a 52 week low of $41.93 and a 52 week high of $68.76. The stock has a market cap of $4,158.01, a P/E ratio of 14.82 and a beta of 1.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a current ratio of 0.69.

Stifel (NYSE:SF) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The financial services provider reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.55. The company had revenue of $804.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $745.44 million. Stifel had a return on equity of 12.04% and a net margin of 6.25%. Stifel’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.68 EPS. analysts predict that Stifel will post 5 EPS for the current year.

In other Stifel news, Vice Chairman Ben A. Plotkin sold 9,012 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.30, for a total transaction of $570,459.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 3.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Stifel

Stifel Financial Corp. is a financial holding company. Its principal subsidiary is Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, a retail and institutional wealth management and investment banking firm. It operates through three segments: Global Wealth Management, Institutional Group and Other. The Global Wealth Management segment consists of the Private Client Group and Stifel Bank businesses.

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