Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. decreased its position in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) by 11.0% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 640,189 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 79,474 shares during the period. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co.’s holdings in Regions Financial were worth $11,062,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Regions Financial by 24.6% in the fourth quarter. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. now owns 132,925 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,297,000 after acquiring an additional 26,205 shares in the last quarter. New England Research & Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Regions Financial by 6.9% in the fourth quarter. New England Research & Management Inc. now owns 90,115 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,557,000 after acquiring an additional 5,850 shares in the last quarter. Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Regions Financial by 48.6% in the fourth quarter. Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC now owns 529,783 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $9,208,000 after acquiring an additional 173,265 shares in the last quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Regions Financial by 12.5% in the third quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 74,210 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,130,000 after acquiring an additional 8,222 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Regions Financial in the third quarter valued at about $150,000. 75.25% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Regions Financial news, Director John E. D. D. S. Maupin, Jr. sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.04, for a total value of $255,600.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 59,436 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,012,789.44. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP John B. Owen sold 40,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.67, for a total transaction of $626,800.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 80,000 shares of company stock worth $1,278,400 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 0.52% of the company’s stock.

RF has been the topic of several analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $15.50 target price on shares of Regions Financial in a report on Friday, September 15th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $14.50 target price on shares of Regions Financial in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of Regions Financial from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $13.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $16.00 target price (up previously from $15.00) on shares of Regions Financial in a report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, FBR & Co downgraded shares of Regions Financial from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.65.

Shares of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE RF) opened at $18.08 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $20,970.00, a PE ratio of 19.03, a P/E/G ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 1.30. Regions Financial Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $13.00 and a fifty-two week high of $18.26. The company has a current ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39.

Regions Financial (NYSE:RF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25. The firm had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.45 billion. Regions Financial had a net margin of 20.14% and a return on equity of 7.56%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.24 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Regions Financial Corporation will post 0.99 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th were issued a $0.09 dividend. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 7th. Regions Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 37.89%.

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Regions Financial Company Profile

Regions Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its banking operations through Regions Bank, an Alabama state-chartered commercial bank, which is a member of the Federal Reserve System. It operates in three segments: Corporate Bank, which represents its commercial banking functions, including commercial and industrial, commercial real estate and investor real estate lending; Consumer Bank, which represents its branch network, including consumer banking products and services related to residential first mortgages, home equity lines and loans, small business loans, indirect loans, consumer credit cards and other consumer loans, as well as the corresponding deposit relationships, and Wealth Management, which offers individuals, businesses, governmental institutions and non-profit entities a range of solutions to enable transfer of wealth.

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