Stifel Financial Corporation (NYSE:SF) Director Frederick O. Hanser sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.96, for a total value of $155,880.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Stifel Financial Corporation (NYSE:SF) traded down $0.53 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $52.37. 324,800 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 424,434. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68, a current ratio of 0.67 and a quick ratio of 0.61. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,621.92, a P/E ratio of 16.48, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 1.70. Stifel Financial Corporation has a 52-week low of $41.93 and a 52-week high of $56.62.

Stifel Financial Corporation (NYSE:SF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $721.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $701.12 million. Stifel Financial Corporation had a return on equity of 9.78% and a net margin of 7.61%. The firm’s revenue was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.69 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Stifel Financial Corporation will post 3.44 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. Stifel Financial Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 15.94%.

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SF has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Stifel Financial Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. TheStreet raised shares of Stifel Financial Corporation from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Nomura increased their target price on shares of Stifel Financial Corporation from $56.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Stifel Financial Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Finally, JMP Securities reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Stifel Financial Corporation in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $56.33.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its position in shares of Stifel Financial Corporation by 5.0% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 2,379 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $109,000 after purchasing an additional 113 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its position in shares of Stifel Financial Corporation by 9.0% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,570 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $118,000 after purchasing an additional 212 shares during the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Stifel Financial Corporation in the third quarter valued at about $137,000. Pacad Investment Ltd. grew its position in shares of Stifel Financial Corporation by 442.9% in the second quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 3,800 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $175,000 after purchasing an additional 3,100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Riverhead Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Stifel Financial Corporation by 91.4% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 3,827 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $176,000 after purchasing an additional 1,827 shares during the last quarter. 86.64% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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