Equities analysts expect that Umpqua Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:UMPQ) will post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.28 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have made estimates for Umpqua Holdings Corp’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.27 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.29. Umpqua Holdings Corp posted earnings per share of $0.31 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 9.7%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th.

On average, analysts expect that Umpqua Holdings Corp will report full year earnings of $1.12 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.08 to $1.17. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $1.23 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.15 to $1.28. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Umpqua Holdings Corp.

Umpqua Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:UMPQ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 19th. The bank reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.26 by $0.05. Umpqua Holdings Corp had a return on equity of 6.74% and a net margin of 19.24%. The company had revenue of $266.95 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $279.30 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.29 EPS.

Several brokerages recently commented on UMPQ. Stephens reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Umpqua Holdings Corp in a report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Umpqua Holdings Corp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Finally, Hovde Group began coverage on Umpqua Holdings Corp in a report on Monday, March 6th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $20.00 target price on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.07.

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Shares of Umpqua Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:UMPQ) traded up 2.21% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $17.59. 2,900,171 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50 day moving average is $17.70 and its 200-day moving average is $17.65. The stock has a market cap of $3.87 billion, a PE ratio of 16.75 and a beta of 1.07. Umpqua Holdings Corp has a 12 month low of $14.61 and a 12 month high of $19.50.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 17th. Investors of record on Friday, March 31st were issued a $0.16 dividend. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 29th. Umpqua Holdings Corp’s payout ratio is presently 60.38%.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in Umpqua Holdings Corp by 1.3% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 18,532 shares of the bank’s stock worth $329,000 after buying an additional 230 shares during the last quarter. Sii Investments Inc. WI boosted its position in Umpqua Holdings Corp by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. Sii Investments Inc. WI now owns 27,466 shares of the bank’s stock worth $516,000 after buying an additional 865 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in Umpqua Holdings Corp by 7.1% in the third quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 14,135 shares of the bank’s stock worth $213,000 after buying an additional 940 shares during the last quarter. Ngam Advisors L.P. boosted its position in Umpqua Holdings Corp by 3.2% in the third quarter. Ngam Advisors L.P. now owns 33,588 shares of the bank’s stock worth $505,000 after buying an additional 1,047 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its position in Umpqua Holdings Corp by 2.2% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 55,600 shares of the bank’s stock worth $986,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.77% of the company’s stock.

Umpqua Holdings Corp Company Profile

Umpqua Holdings Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company’s principal operating subsidiaries include Umpqua Bank (the Bank) and Umpqua Investments, Inc (Umpqua Investments). It operates through two segments: Community Banking and Home Lending. The Community Banking segment’s principal business focus is the offering of loan and deposit products to business and retail customers in its primary market areas.

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