Wesbanco Bank Inc. lessened its stake in Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF) by 10.1% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 45,641 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 5,106 shares during the period. Wesbanco Bank Inc.’s holdings in Stifel Financial were worth $1,890,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of SF. Private Capital Group LLC raised its holdings in shares of Stifel Financial by 59.1% in the 4th quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 2,785 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $115,000 after purchasing an additional 1,034 shares during the period. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. bought a new stake in shares of Stifel Financial in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $133,000. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Stifel Financial by 12.4% in the 4th quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 3,800 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $157,000 after purchasing an additional 420 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its holdings in shares of Stifel Financial by 14.3% in the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,991 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $207,000 after purchasing an additional 625 shares during the period. Finally, MML Investors Services LLC bought a new stake in shares of Stifel Financial in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $241,000. 86.44% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

SF stock traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $52.40. 31,080 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 437,078. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 0.72 and a quick ratio of 0.66. Stifel Financial Corp has a 52 week low of $38.39 and a 52 week high of $68.31. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.92, a PEG ratio of 1.21 and a beta of 1.82.

Stifel Financial (NYSE:SF) last issued its earnings results on Friday, February 1st. The financial services provider reported $1.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.48 by $0.09. Stifel Financial had a net margin of 13.02% and a return on equity of 15.09%. The business had revenue of $793.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $765.48 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.47 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Stifel Financial Corp will post 5.4 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on SF shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Stifel Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 21st. TheStreet cut shares of Stifel Financial from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, December 24th. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on shares of Stifel Financial in a report on Tuesday, November 27th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $56.00 target price on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Stifel Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Stifel Financial presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $55.00.

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About Stifel Financial

Stifel Financial Corp., a financial services and bank holding company, provides retail and institutional wealth management, and investment banking services to individual investors, corporations, municipalities, and institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, and rest of Europe. The company operates through three segments: Global Wealth Management, Institutional Group, and Other.

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