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Is Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ: SFNC) Still On The Rise?

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Simmons First National Corporation (SFNC) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.30, or -1.63%, to $18.06. The Simmons First National Corporation has recorded 22,314 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Simmons Bank Championship to debut on PGA TOUR Champions in 2024.

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Stocks Info

This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Banks – Regional industry segment, falling under the Financial sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $18.36 and fluctuated between $18.43 as its day high and $17.94 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Simmons First National Corporation is $2.25B. A total of 0.38 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 496.51K shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, SFNC has seen 20 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 17,842 and the disposition of 30,000 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 148 BUYs and 60 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 278,099 shares during that period but sold 212,849.

In the most recent transaction, Bass Dean O. sold 30,000 shares of SFNC for 19.78 per share on Aug 01. After the transaction, the Director now owns 104,377 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 12, Brogdon James M bought 15,000 shares at 14.98 per share. SFNC shares that President & CFO owns now total 24,108.

Among the insiders who bought shares, Massanelli Stephen C acquired of 500 shares on May 11 at a per-share price of $14.75. This resulted in the SEVP holding 78,829 shares of SFNC after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Massanelli Stephen C bought 1,500 shares at $14.98 per share on May 10. Company shares held by the SEVP now total 78,329.


The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Simmons First National Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.80, resulting in a dividend yield of 4.36%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.76. SFNC’s most recent ex-dividend date was 9/14/2023 when it declared a $0.20 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 10/2/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 7/3/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 6/14/2023. The SFNC stock dividend was $0.20 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for SFNC in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $19.70 with high estimates of $21.00 and low estimates of $17.50. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SFNC has a high of $24.85 and a low of $14.68.

As of this writing, SFNC has an earnings estimate of $0.35 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 6 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.38 per share and a lower estimate of $0.31. The company reported an EPS of $0.36 in the last quarter, which was -25.00% lower than expectations of $0.48.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. Its Book Value Per Share was $26.41, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $3.25B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for SFNC is Buy with a score of 2.60.

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