How Many Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC)’s Analysts Are Bearish?

July 18, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

 How Many Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC)'s Analysts Are Bearish?
Investors sentiment increased to 1.9 in Q4 2016. 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.
State Street stated it has 737,249 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Parametric Portfolio Associate Lc invested in 22,771 shares. Connors Investor Svcs reported 0.3% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Ameriprise owns 0.01% invested in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) for 171,272 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp holds 0.04% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) or 1.21 million shares. Zebra Capital Management Lc accumulated 7,968 shares or 0.15% of the stock. King Luther, Texas-based fund reported 138,565 shares. Amalgamated Retail Bank stated it has 0.01% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Horrell Inc invested in 27,160 shares or 1.05% of the stock. Financial Counselors accumulated 0.02% or 5,299 shares. New York-based Citigroup Inc has invested 0% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). 1,100 were reported by Riverhead Mgmt Limited Liability Company. Dreman Value Mngmt L L C invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Louisiana State Employees Retirement reported 11,900 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 771 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Since January 26, 2017, it had 5 buys, and 6 sales for $2.98 million activity. KIRKLAND CHRISTOPHER R also sold $329,450 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) shares. The insider Wade Steven C sold $197,103. Another trade for 1,500 shares valued at $81,750 was bought by COSSE STEVEN A. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $104,000 was bought by MAKRIS GEORGE JR. The insider Massanelli Stephen C bought 500 shares worth $29,500.

Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Simmons First National has $6100 highest and $53 lowest target. $57’s average target is 8.57% above currents $52.5 stock price. Simmons First National had 12 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wood on Wednesday, June 8. The stock of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 25 by Raymond James. The stock has “Sell” rating by Zacks on Tuesday, August 25. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, June 26 report. On Wednesday, October 26 the stock rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Mkt Perform”. Raymond James upgraded the shares of SFNC in report on Wednesday, July 5 to “Hold” rating. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, January 20 report. The stock of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, November 22 by Sandler O’Neill. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Friday, October 23 to “Mkt Perform”. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Neutral” on Monday, September 21. Below is a list of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) latest ratings and price target changes.

05/07/2017 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Hold Upgrade
26/06/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $61.0000 Maintain
25/01/2017 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Mkt Perform New Rating: Underperform Downgrade
20/01/2017 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Hold Upgrade

It closed at $52.5 lastly. It is down 13.31% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.39% the S&P500.

Simmons First National Corporation is a financial holding company. The company has market cap of $1.63 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 17.17 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: Globenewswire.com which released: “Simmons First National Corporation Completes Acquisition of Citizens National Bank” on September 09, 2016, also Newsok.com with their article: “Southwest Bancorp to be bought by Arkansas-based Simmons First National Corp.” published on December 15, 2016, Globenewswire.com published: “Hunter, West Named to Simmons First National Corp. Board of Directors” on January 13, 2017. More interesting news about Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) were released by: Reuters.com and their article: “BRIEF-Simmons First National Corp says to acquire Hardeman County Investment Co” published on November 18, 2016 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Simmons First National Corp’s (SFNC) Merger & Acquisition Call – Transcript” with publication date: January 24, 2017.

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