Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) Director John E. D. D. S. Maupin, Jr. sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.04, for a total transaction of $255,600.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 59,436 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,012,789.44. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) traded down $0.08 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $16.87. 11,925,100 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 15,162,780. Regions Financial Corporation has a twelve month low of $13.00 and a twelve month high of $17.17. The company has a market cap of $19,661.51, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.66, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a quick ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39.

Regions Financial (NYSE:RF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.25. Regions Financial had a net margin of 20.14% and a return on equity of 7.56%. The business had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.45 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.24 EPS. Regions Financial’s quarterly revenue was down 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Regions Financial Corporation will post 0.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.09 per share. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 7th. Regions Financial’s payout ratio is 37.50%.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Regions Financial in a report on Friday, August 11th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Regions Financial in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $14.50 price objective on shares of Regions Financial in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $15.50 price objective on shares of Regions Financial in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of Regions Financial in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.63.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp acquired a new stake in Regions Financial during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $1,259,000. Koch Industries Inc. acquired a new stake in Regions Financial during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $614,000. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund raised its holdings in Regions Financial by 17.9% during the 2nd quarter. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund now owns 295,359 shares of the bank’s stock worth $4,324,000 after buying an additional 44,909 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its holdings in Regions Financial by 35.6% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 432,686 shares of the bank’s stock worth $6,335,000 after buying an additional 113,610 shares during the period. Finally, Synovus Financial Corp raised its holdings in Regions Financial by 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 155,071 shares of the bank’s stock worth $2,272,000 after buying an additional 7,078 shares during the period. 75.70% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Regions Financial

Regions Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its banking operations through Regions Bank, an Alabama state-chartered commercial bank, which is a member of the Federal Reserve System. It operates in three segments: Corporate Bank, which represents its commercial banking functions, including commercial and industrial, commercial real estate and investor real estate lending; Consumer Bank, which represents its branch network, including consumer banking products and services related to residential first mortgages, home equity lines and loans, small business loans, indirect loans, consumer credit cards and other consumer loans, as well as the corresponding deposit relationships, and Wealth Management, which offers individuals, businesses, governmental institutions and non-profit entities a range of solutions to enable transfer of wealth.

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