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

June 13, 2018 - By Margaret Downey

Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 8.81 in 2018 Q1. Its up 5.63, from 3.18 in 2017Q4. It is positive, 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.
Jpmorgan Chase reported 447,193 shares. California Public Employees Retirement Sys reported 125,530 shares. King Luther Cap Corp reported 1.34M shares. Sei reported 68,193 shares. Dreman Value Mgmt L L C holds 0.02% or 1,216 shares. Arizona State Retirement System has invested 0.04% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). The Illinois-based Oberweis Asset Mngmt has invested 0.31% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Aperio Group Incorporated Limited has invested 0% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Northern has 1.38M shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Price T Rowe Assocs Md reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Teton Advsr Inc has invested 0.04% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Parametric Associate Ltd Liability Com holds 0% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) or 136,561 shares. Interest Inc holds 52,992 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Dupont Mngmt holds 0.03% or 44,336 shares in its portfolio. Art Advsrs Lc accumulated 0.03% or 27,160 shares.

Since January 25, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 14 selling transactions for $12.59 million activity. FUNKE MARK W had sold 15,000 shares worth $454,050 on Monday, April 30. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $599,200 was sold by BURCHFIELD JAY D. $653,275 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) was sold by FEHLMAN ROBERT A. 6,445 shares valued at $196,766 were sold by Casteel Marty on Friday, April 27. 1,380 shares were sold by Garner David W, worth $42,090 on Friday, April 27. Wade Steven C also sold $252,617 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) shares.

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 $53.51 million giving it 13.75 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 $31.9. About 297,242 shares traded. Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has risen 23.17% since June 14, 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 has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Monday, February 26. The stock of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 24 by Sandler O’Neill. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, April 24 report. As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was maintained by Stephens. Stephens maintained Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) on Friday, February 9 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Tuesday, April 24. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

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 $2.94 billion. The Company’s deposit products include time deposits, checking accounts, and savings accounts. It has a 23.98 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.

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