A Co-President Of Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) Sells 10000.0 Shares

Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) saw a downside of -3.49% to close Monday at $65.22 after subtracting -$2.36 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 598,300 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $68.00 in the past week and touched a new high 1 time within the past 5 days. An average of 436,060 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 473,616.

SF’s 1-month performance is -0.61% or -$1.42 on its low of $64.10 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $31.25 and high of $72.20, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 05/05/21. YTD, SF has achieved 29.25% or $14.76 and has reached a new high 32 times. However, the current price is down -9.67%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Sep 01, 14 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Stifel Financial Corp. (SF). Nesi Victor (Co-President) most recently sold 10,000 shares at $68.53 per share on Sep 01. This transaction cost the insider $685,300. Director, OATES JAMES M, sold 20,000 shares at a price of $68.64 on Jun 02. Then, on Jun 01, Co-President Nesi Victor sold 10,000 shares at a price of $69.94 per share. This transaction amounted to $699,400.

Valuation Metrics

Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 11.84, compared to 14.67 for the broader industry and 12.22 for the sector, meaning that investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 62.42 and a low of 6.004.SF stock has a beta of 1.52. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.57 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.77, with the price to cash flow ratio at 29.19.

Stifel Financial Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share. Its dividend yield is 0.92% and the payout ratio is 8.70%. SF paid $0.15 a share compared with prior rate of $0.15, down 0.0% from last year’s. Dividend has been growing by 66.61% yearly.

It is projected that Stifel Financial Corp.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 30-Nov-2021. SF is expected to distribute $0.15 as its next dividend.

Financial Health

As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.30, while the total debt to equity was 0.40In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 98.70% while for the period ending June 29; Stifel Financial Corp.’s operating margin was 20.60%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $651.16 million against revenue of $3.75 billion.

The effectiveness of a company’s management is also important for investors when it comes to determining the potential profitability of the investment. Stifel Financial Corp.’s return on assets over the past 12 months stands at 2.30%. Return on investment over the past year is 9.90%, while its return on equity (ROE) trailing 12 months is 17.30%. In comparison, the average ROE for the broader industry over the past year is 7.95.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected SF to announce $1.38 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.7, representing a 23.20% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $312.02 million. SF stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that, with total debt at $2.39 billion

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 20 September was 37.84% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 29.87%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $66.35, reflecting a -3.48% or -$2.35 change from its current price. SF is currently trading -2.13% above its 20-day SMA, -6.72% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -0.21% and +34.31% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 27.02% and 23.83% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.67. The RSI (14) points at 41.70%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 19.58% with the period’s ATR at 1.63. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.36 and -1.03 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), Wolfe Research upgraded it to an Outperform rating. They previously had an Underperform rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for SF stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate SF as a “sell,”, while 3 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 3 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is SF’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $75.00 and a high of $93.00, with their median price target at $81.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) stock is $82.50.


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