Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Stifel Financial Corporation (SF) Share Price

Headlines about Stifel Financial Corporation (NYSE:SF) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stifel Financial Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 92 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Stifel Financial Corporation (NYSE:SF)

SF has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Stifel Financial Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 16th. TheStreet lowered shares of Stifel Financial Corporation from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on shares of Stifel Financial Corporation from $58.00 to $59.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, March 20th. Instinet lowered shares of Stifel Financial Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $60.00 to $51.00 in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Finally, Nomura reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Stifel Financial Corporation in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $52.14.

Stifel Financial Corporation (NYSE:SF) opened at 43.18 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $45.52 and a 200 day moving average of $49.54. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.96 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.05 and a beta of 1.64. Stifel Financial Corporation has a 12-month low of $28.49 and a 12-month high of $56.62.

Stifel Financial Corporation (NYSE:SF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 1st. The financial services provider reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.74. Stifel Financial Corporation had a net margin of 4.56% and a return on equity of 7.77%. The company had revenue of $675.53 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $681.99 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.57 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Stifel Financial Corporation will post $3.27 earnings per share for the current year.

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Stifel Financial Corporation Company Profile

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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