Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact State Bank Financial Corporation. (STBZ) Stock Price
News coverage about State Bank Financial Corporation. (NASDAQ:STBZ) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. State Bank Financial Corporation. earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.088916510362 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub upgraded State Bank Financial Corporation. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded State Bank Financial Corporation. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, March 29th. Stephens reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. in a research note on Sunday, June 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $27.80.
State Bank Financial Corporation. (NASDAQ STBZ) opened at 27.15 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.06 and a beta of 0.97. State Bank Financial Corporation. has a 1-year low of $19.78 and a 1-year high of $28.38. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $26.73 and a 200-day moving average price of $26.43.
State Bank Financial Corporation. (NASDAQ:STBZ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $53.42 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $52.07 million. State Bank Financial Corporation. had a net margin of 22.61% and a return on equity of 8.45%. On average, equities research analysts predict that State Bank Financial Corporation. will post $1.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director John D. Houser sold 4,481 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.67, for a total value of $119,508.27. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 36,682 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $978,308.94. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 4.65% of the company’s stock.
About State Bank Financial Corporation.
State Bank Financial Corporation is a bank holding company for State Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Bank is a Georgia-based state-chartered bank. The Company offers community banking services to individuals and businesses. Its product line includes loans to small and medium-sized businesses, residential and commercial construction and development loans, commercial real estate loans, farmland and agricultural production loans, residential mortgage loans, home equity loans, and consumer loans.
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