Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) will release its earnings data after the market closes on Monday, January 22nd. Analysts expect Simmons First National to post earnings of $0.88 per share for the quarter.

Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) last issued its earnings results on Sunday, October 22nd. The bank reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.87 by ($0.01). Simmons First National had a net margin of 21.58% and a return on equity of 8.79%. On average, analysts expect Simmons First National to post $3 EPS for the current fiscal year and $5 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Simmons First National (NASDAQ SFNC) opened at $59.50 on Monday. Simmons First National has a twelve month low of $49.75 and a twelve month high of $61.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.90 and a quick ratio of 0.90. The stock has a market cap of $2,735.22, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.83 and a beta of 1.15.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.68%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. Simmons First National’s dividend payout ratio is currently 31.65%.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on SFNC shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Simmons First National from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $60.00 price target on shares of Simmons First National and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Sandler O’Neill reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $62.00 price target on shares of Simmons First National in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Simmons First National from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $62.80.

In other Simmons First National news, EVP Barry K. Ledbetter sold 1,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $57.37, for a total transaction of $109,003.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Vernon Wilson Jr. Bryant sold 22,888 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.87, for a total transaction of $1,255,864.56. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 211,353 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,596,939.11. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 349,122 shares of company stock valued at $19,827,028. 4.63% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Simmons First National

Simmons First National Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary bank, Simmons Bank, provides financial services to individuals and businesses throughout the market areas they serve. As of December 31, 2016, Simmons Bank conducted banking operations through 150 financial centers located in communities throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.

Earnings History for Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC)

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