News articles about Regions Financial (NYSE:RF) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Regions Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.0835072779046 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Regions Financial (NYSE RF) traded up $0.06 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $16.65. The company had a trading volume of 16,312,480 shares, compared to its average volume of 15,170,750. Regions Financial has a fifty-two week low of $13.00 and a fifty-two week high of $16.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $19,310.00, a P/E ratio of 16.67, a PEG ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 1.29. 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 earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25. Regions Financial had a return on equity of 7.56% and a net margin of 20.14%. The business had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.45 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.24 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Regions Financial will post 0.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 8th will be given a dividend of $0.09 per share. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.16%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 7th. Regions Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 37.89%.

RF has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Robert W. Baird downgraded Regions Financial from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $13.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of Regions Financial in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $15.50 price target on shares of Regions Financial in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $14.50 price target on shares of Regions Financial in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of Regions Financial in a research report on Wednesday. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Regions Financial has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.60.

In other Regions Financial news, EVP John B. Owen sold 40,000 shares of the firm’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 sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Scott M. Peters sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.84, for a total transaction of $396,000.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 121,459 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,923,910.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.52% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Regions Financial

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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