Shares of Umpqua Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:UMPQ) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $23.00.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Umpqua from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Umpqua from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 27th. Stephens reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $21.00 target price on shares of Umpqua in a research note on Monday, April 22nd. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Umpqua in a research note on Thursday, April 18th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Umpqua from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 5th.

UMPQ stock opened at $15.97 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a current ratio of 1.00 and a quick ratio of 0.99. Umpqua has a 12 month low of $15.09 and a 12 month high of $24.89. The company has a market capitalization of $3.61 billion, a PE ratio of 10.94, a PEG ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 1.08.

Umpqua (NASDAQ:UMPQ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 17th. The bank reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by ($0.04). Umpqua had a net margin of 23.20% and a return on equity of 7.91%. The firm had revenue of $283.43 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $301.29 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.35 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Umpqua will post 1.55 EPS for the current year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Premia Global Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Umpqua in the first quarter valued at approximately $26,000. Bremer Trust National Association purchased a new stake in Umpqua in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $27,000. Enlightenment Research LLC purchased a new stake in Umpqua in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $45,000. Parallel Advisors LLC raised its stake in Umpqua by 58.4% in the fourth quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 3,031 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $48,000 after purchasing an additional 1,118 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Financial Advocates Investment Management raised its stake in shares of Umpqua by 45.1% during the fourth quarter. Financial Advocates Investment Management now owns 3,222 shares of the bank’s stock worth $43,000 after acquiring an additional 1,001 shares in the last quarter. 87.57% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Umpqua Company Profile

Umpqua Holdings Corporation operates as the holding company of Umpqua Bank that provides commercial and retail banking, and retail brokerage services. It operates through four segments: Wholesale Bank, Wealth Management, Retail Bank, and Home Lending. The company offers deposit products, including non-interest bearing checking, interest bearing checking and savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit.

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