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Analyst Expects Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) To Make Big Moves

After Hours

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $66.30. The Stifel Financial Corp. has recorded 338,245 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Eaton Partners Adds Depth to Private Capital Advisory Team.

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Stocks Info

As a NYSE listed company, SF falls under the Financial sector while operating within the Capital Markets industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $66.30 and fluctuated between $66.61 as its day high and $65.37 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Stifel Financial Corp. is $6.88B. A total of 1.75 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 598.29K shares.

Insider Activity

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, SF has seen 0 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 25,000 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 39 BUYs and 28 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 473,009 shares during that period but sold 336,917.

In the most recent transaction, REICHERT CHRISTOPHER K sold 15,377 shares of SF for 62.40 per share on Aug 18. After the transaction, the CEO of Stifel Bank & Trust now owns 42,225 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 18, REICHERT CHRISTOPHER K sold 9,623 shares at 62.38 per share. SF shares that CEO of Stifel Bank & Trust owns now total 0.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Michaud Thomas B. disposed of 24,036 shares on May 18 at a per-share price of $58.85. This resulted in the Senior Vice President holding 100,240 shares of SF after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Michaud Thomas B. sold 20,000 shares at $58.79 per share on May 17. Company shares held by the Senior Vice President now total 124,276.


Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Stifel Financial Corp. pays an annual dividend of $1.44, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.17%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.21. SF’s most recent ex-dividend date was 8/31/2023 when it declared a $0.36 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 9/15/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 6/15/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 5/31/2023. The SF stock dividend was $0.36 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for SF in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $71.40 with high estimates of $86.00 and low estimates of $65.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SF has a high of $68.77 and a low of $49.31.

As of this writing, SF has an earnings estimate of $1.44 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 5 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.53 per share and a lower estimate of $1.37. The company reported an EPS of $1.4 in the last quarter, which was -3.40% lower than expectations of $1.45.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. Its Book Value Per Share was $43.15, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $5.03B.

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 SF is Buy with a score of 3.67.

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