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

June 15, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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 improved, 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.
Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership stated it has 84,284 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Mason Street Advsr Limited Liability accumulated 0.01% or 21,742 shares. The Texas-based Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0.02% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Teton Advisors reported 0.04% stake. Virtu Finance Limited Liability invested in 0.02% or 10,875 shares. Mesirow Management stated it has 1.42% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky invested in 21,900 shares or 0.01% of the stock. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.01% or 56,042 shares in its portfolio. Aperio Group Ltd Liability Corp owns 0% invested in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) for 23,090 shares. Dreman Value Mngmt L L C accumulated 1,216 shares. Schroder Mngmt Gp invested in 0.03% or 634,245 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt Inc has 0.01% invested in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd accumulated 138 shares. Td Asset Mngmt holds 0% or 33,000 shares in its portfolio. National Bank Of America Corporation De holds 0% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) or 313,389 shares.

Since January 25, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 14 insider sales for $12.59 million activity. MAKRIS GEORGE JR bought $145,250 worth of stock. FUNKE MARK W sold $454,050 worth of stock or 15,000 shares. $252,617 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) was sold by Wade Steven C on Thursday, February 22. FEHLMAN ROBERT A sold 21,546 shares worth $653,275. BURCHFIELD JAY D sold $599,200 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) on Monday, May 7. Casteel Marty had sold 6,445 shares worth $196,766 on Friday, April 27.

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 firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 23 by Stephens. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Monday, February 26. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, April 24 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by Sandler O’Neill on Wednesday, January 24 to “Buy”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 24 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, January 4. Stephens maintained the shares of SFNC in report on Friday, February 9 with “Buy” rating.

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: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in inTest, Westamerica, Simmons First National, Dova Pharmaceuticals …” on May 25, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “Simmons First National Corporation Declares $0.15 Per Share Dividend” and published on May 22, 2018 is yet another important article.

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