Analysts See $0.58 EPS for Simmons First National Corporation (SFNC)

June 15, 2018 - By Shawn Hawthorne

Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 8.81 in Q1 2018. Its up 5.63, from 3.18 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 9 investors sold Simmons First National Corporation shares while 7 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. 101.47 million shares or 109.16% more from 48.51 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Fin Counselors stated it has 7,713 shares. Maltese Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.49% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Horrell Mngmt reported 0.88% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Prudential Inc stated it has 157,272 shares. Public Sector Pension Inv Board owns 50,726 shares. Fuller Thaler Asset holds 0.41% or 1.23M shares. Jpmorgan Chase & holds 447,193 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund owns 85,352 shares. Lpl Fincl Ltd Liability accumulated 7,636 shares. Automobile Association reported 12,486 shares. 101,732 were reported by Brandywine Global Inv Mngmt Limited. California Pub Employees Retirement stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). 4 were accumulated by Assetmark. Ameriprise Inc, a Minnesota-based fund reported 419,879 shares. Northern Tru invested 0.01% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC).

Since January 25, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 14 selling transactions for $12.59 million activity. Another trade for 2,500 shares valued at $145,250 was bought by MAKRIS GEORGE JR. $581,587 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) was sold by Bryant Vernon Wilson Jr.. 21,546 shares were sold by FEHLMAN ROBERT A, worth $653,275 on Thursday, April 26. $196,766 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) shares were sold by Casteel Marty. $599,200 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) shares were sold by BURCHFIELD JAY D. Wade Steven C also sold $252,617 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) on Thursday, February 22.

Analysts expect Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) to report $0.58 EPS on July, 18.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 38.10 % from last quarter’s $0.42 EPS. SFNC’s profit would be $53.50M giving it 13.66 P/E if the $0.58 EPS is correct. After having $0.57 EPS previously, Simmons First National Corporation’s analysts see 1.75 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $31.7. About 375,688 shares traded. Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has risen 23.17% since June 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.60% the S&P500.

Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering Simmons 1st Nat’l (NASDAQ:SFNC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Simmons 1st Nat’l had 8 analyst reports since December 21, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 24 by Piper Jaffray. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the shares of SFNC in report on Wednesday, January 24 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Thursday, January 4, the company rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $70.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, April 24. Stephens maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, February 9 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stephens given on Tuesday, January 23.

Simmons First National Corporation operates as a bank holding firm for Simmons Bank that provides financial services to individuals and businesses. The company has market cap of $2.92 billion. The Company’s deposit products include time deposits, checking accounts, and savings accounts. It has a 23.83 P/E ratio. The firm provides commercial loans, commercial real estate loans, and agricultural loans to businesses; and consumer loans, student loans, credit card loans, and single-family residential real estate loans to individuals, as well as equipment and SBA lending.

More news for Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Simmons First National Corporation Declares $0.15 Per Share Dividend” on May 22, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in inTest, Westamerica, Simmons First National, Dova Pharmaceuticals …” and published on May 25, 2018 is yet another important article.

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