$0.58 EPS Expected for Simmons First National Corporation (SFNC)

June 14, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 8.81 in Q1 2018. Its up 5.63, from 3.18 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 9 investors sold Simmons First National Corporation shares while 7 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. 101.47 million shares or 109.16% more from 48.51 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Shelton Capital Mgmt holds 7,499 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley holds 245,494 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 46,863 shares. Art Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation owns 27,160 shares. Assetmark invested in 0% or 4 shares. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) or 138 shares. Piedmont Invest Advisors Limited Liability invested 0.01% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Tower Research Ltd Liability Com (Trc) holds 245 shares. Financial Bank Of Montreal Can invested in 0% or 5,906 shares. Rowland Investment Counsel Adv holds 3,750 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Schroder Management Group owns 0.03% invested in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) for 634,245 shares. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Llc stated it has 455,042 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Moreover, Mesirow Fincl Mgmt has 1.42% invested in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) for 509,342 shares. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas reported 0% stake. Goldman Sachs Grp stated it has 556,276 shares.

Since January 25, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 14 selling transactions for $12.59 million activity. 10,000 Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) shares with value of $289,932 were sold by Bryant Vernon Wilson Jr.. Garner David W also sold $42,090 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) shares. 8,610 shares were sold by Wade Steven C, worth $252,617. 21,546 shares valued at $653,275 were sold by FEHLMAN ROBERT A on Thursday, April 26. On Friday, April 27 the insider Casteel Marty sold $196,766. BURCHFIELD JAY D sold $599,200 worth of stock.

Analysts expect Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) to report $0.58 EPS on July, 18.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 38.10 % from last quarter’s $0.42 EPS. SFNC’s profit would be $53.50M giving it 13.66 P/E if the $0.58 EPS is correct. After having $0.57 EPS previously, Simmons First National Corporation’s analysts see 1.75 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $31.7. About 375,688 shares traded. Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has risen 23.17% since June 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.60% the S&P500.

Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering Simmons 1st Nat’l (NASDAQ:SFNC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Simmons 1st Nat’l had 8 analyst reports since December 21, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Stephens maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, February 9 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) earned “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Wednesday, January 24. On Monday, February 26 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, January 4 with “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stephens on Tuesday, January 23. On Tuesday, April 24 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. The stock of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) earned “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, April 24.

Simmons First National Corporation operates as a bank holding firm for Simmons Bank that provides financial services to individuals and businesses. The company has market cap of $2.92 billion. The Company’s deposit products include time deposits, checking accounts, and savings accounts. It has a 23.83 P/E ratio. The firm provides commercial loans, commercial real estate loans, and agricultural loans to businesses; and consumer loans, student loans, credit card loans, and single-family residential real estate loans to individuals, as well as equipment and SBA lending.

More news for Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in inTest, Westamerica, Simmons First National, Dova Pharmaceuticals …” on May 25, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “Simmons First National Corporation Declares $0.15 Per Share Dividend” and published on May 22, 2018 is yet another important article.

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