Stifel Financial Corporation (NYSE:SF) Director Frederick O. Hanser sold 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total value of $200,000.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 33,255 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,662,750. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Stifel Financial Corporation (SF) traded up 0.64% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $50.30. The stock had a trading volume of 319,176 shares. Stifel Financial Corporation has a 52 week low of $35.63 and a 52 week high of $56.62. The stock has a market cap of $3.44 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.97 and a beta of 1.71. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $46.84 and a 200-day moving average price of $48.73.

Stifel Financial Corporation (NYSE:SF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The financial services provider reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $725.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $689.67 million. Stifel Financial Corporation had a return on equity of 9.40% and a net margin of 6.03%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 11.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.69 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Stifel Financial Corporation will post $3.43 EPS for the current year.

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Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Stifel Financial Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 16th. BidaskClub raised Stifel Financial Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. Nomura reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Stifel Financial Corporation in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. TheStreet raised Stifel Financial Corporation from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and set a $50.00 price target (down previously from $54.00) on shares of Stifel Financial Corporation in a report on Monday, June 12th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.33.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Amalgamated Bank raised its position in shares of Stifel Financial Corporation by 0.3% in the first quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 9,058 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $455,000 after buying an additional 23 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Stifel Financial Corporation by 1.8% in the first quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 4,604 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $231,000 after buying an additional 83 shares in the last quarter. Greenwich Wealth Management LLC raised its position in shares of Stifel Financial Corporation by 0.8% in the first quarter. Greenwich Wealth Management LLC now owns 15,117 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $759,000 after buying an additional 117 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS raised its position in shares of Stifel Financial Corporation by 1.5% in the first quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 9,955 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $500,000 after buying an additional 146 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Stifel Financial Corporation by 1.5% in the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 9,920 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $429,000 after buying an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.19% of the company’s stock.

Stifel Financial Corporation Company Profile

Stifel Financial Corp. is a financial holding company. Its principal subsidiary is Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, a retail and institutional wealth management and investment banking firm. It operates through three segments: Global Wealth Management, Institutional Group and Other. The Global Wealth Management segment consists of the Private Client Group and Stifel Bank businesses.

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