$0.88 EPS Expected for Simmons First National Corporation (SFNC)

September 17, 2017 - By Migdalia James

 $0.88 EPS Expected for Simmons First National Corporation (SFNC)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.9 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.27, from 1.63 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 3 investors sold Simmons First National Corporation shares while 37 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 14.49 million shares or 13.87% more from 12.72 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Texas Permanent School Fund invested in 21,668 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department, a Tennessee-based fund reported 22,789 shares. Vanguard Grp Inc holds 0.01% or 2.37M shares in its portfolio. Koshinski Asset Mgmt reported 20,000 shares stake. Moreover, Connor Clark & Lunn Invest Mngmt Ltd has 0% invested in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) for 5,446 shares. Proshare Advsr Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) for 5,618 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr owns 0.01% invested in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) for 26,102 shares. Segall Bryant And Hamill Lc holds 46,992 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Ameriprise reported 171,272 shares. 4,046 were accumulated by Allianz Asset Mgmt Ag. Delta Asset Mngmt Tn holds 104 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Voya Invest Mgmt Lc accumulated 325,472 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Profund Advsrs Ltd Liability invested 0.02% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Aperio Group Incorporated Limited Liability Com reported 0% stake.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 3 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $2.78 million activity. $329,450 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) shares were sold by KIRKLAND CHRISTOPHER R. Shares for $81,750 were bought by COSSE STEVEN A on Monday, May 8. Another trade for 296 shares valued at $16,280 was made by PORTER JOSEPH D on Wednesday, May 10. Shares for $104,000 were bought by MAKRIS GEORGE JR on Friday, May 12.

Analysts expect Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) to report $0.88 EPS on October, 18.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 11.39 % from last quarter’s $0.79 EPS. SFNC’s profit would be $28.22 million giving it 15.33 P/E if the $0.88 EPS is correct. After having $0.84 EPS previously, Simmons First National Corporation’s analysts see 4.76 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.2 on September 15, reaching $53.95. About 501,408 shares traded or 231.82% up from the average. Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has risen 13.31% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.39% the S&P500.

Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Simmons First National had 14 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of SFNC in report on Monday, June 26 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Stephens. On Wednesday, January 25 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Underperform”. Sandler O’Neill downgraded Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) on Tuesday, November 22 to “Sell” rating. Raymond James downgraded the shares of SFNC in report on Friday, October 23 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stephens given on Tuesday, August 15. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, June 8 by Wood. The firm has “Sell” rating by Zacks given on Tuesday, August 25. As per Monday, September 21, the company rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, October 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Simmons First National Corporation is a financial holding company. The company has market cap of $1.73 billion. The Company, through its subsidiary bank, Simmons Bank, provides financial services to individuals and businesses throughout the market areas they serve. It has a 17.83 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, Simmons Bank conducted banking activities through 150 financial centers located in communities throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee.

More notable recent Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Simmons First National Corp’s (SFNC) Merger & Acquisition Call – Transcript” on January 24, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Simmons First National’s (SFNC) CEO George Makris on Q2 2017 Results …” published on July 20, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Simmons First National Corporation (SFNC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for …” on September 13, 2017. More interesting news about Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Hunter, West Named to Simmons First National Corp. Board of Directors” published on January 13, 2017 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Simmons First National Corporation Announces Third Quarter Earnings Release …” with publication date: October 05, 2016.

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