Shares of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) rose 2.9% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $33.51 and last traded at $33.02, with a volume of 333,010 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $32.10.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the stock. Nomura Holdings Inc. cut their price target on shares of Stifel Financial Corp. from $44.00 to $43.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, April 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Stifel Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, June 8th. Nomura cut their price target on shares of Stifel Financial Corp. from $44.00 to $43.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 11th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Stifel Financial Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, May 10th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Stifel Financial Corp. currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $39.67.

The company has a market capitalization of $2.21 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.92. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $33.96 and a 200 day moving average price of $32.85.

Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 9th. The financial services provider reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $620 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $600.83 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.65 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 10.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Stifel Financial Corp. will post $2.47 EPS for the current year.

In other Stifel Financial Corp. news, Vice Chairman Ben A. Plotkin sold 15,270 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.69, for a total value of $560,256.30. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 138,309 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,074,557.21. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Kelvin R. Westbrook sold 4,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.50, for a total value of $168,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 8,509 shares in the company, valued at $319,087.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds have modified their holdings of SF. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Stifel Financial Corp. by 30.3% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,320,929 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $55,958,000 after buying an additional 307,217 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in shares of Stifel Financial Corp. by 63.6% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,311,892 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $55,571,000 after buying an additional 510,218 shares during the last quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D raised its stake in shares of Stifel Financial Corp. by 18.5% in the fourth quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 640,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $27,110,000 after buying an additional 100,000 shares during the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its stake in shares of Stifel Financial Corp. by 5.7% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 512,796 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $21,722,000 after buying an additional 27,600 shares during the last quarter. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Stifel Financial Corp. by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 476,615 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $20,189,000 after buying an additional 11,027 shares during the last quarter.

Stifel Financial Corp. is a financial holding company. The Company operates in three segments: Global Wealth Management, Institutional Group and Other. Global Wealth Management segment is engaged in the provision of Customer Financing and Asset Management, and operates Consolidated Stifel Branch System and Stifel Bank.

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