Stifel Financial Corporation (NYSE:SF) Director David A. Peacock purchased 4,500 shares of Stifel Financial Corporation stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were purchased at an average price of $50.03 per share, with a total value of $225,135.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Stifel Financial Corporation (NYSE SF) traded up 0.54% on Friday, hitting $49.98. 441,215 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average of $46.84 and a 200 day moving average of $48.73. The firm has a market cap of $3.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.80 and a beta of 1.71. Stifel Financial Corporation has a 12 month low of $35.03 and a 12 month high of $56.62.

Stifel Financial Corporation (NYSE:SF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The financial services provider reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.14. Stifel Financial Corporation had a net margin of 6.03% and a return on equity of 9.40%. The business had revenue of $725.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $689.67 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.69 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 11.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Stifel Financial Corporation will post $3.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of SF. Marshall Wace North America L.P. acquired a new position in shares of Stifel Financial Corporation during the second quarter worth approximately $324,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in shares of Stifel Financial Corporation by 92.7% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 34,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,586,000 after buying an additional 16,595 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its position in shares of Stifel Financial Corporation by 13.6% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 90,211 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $4,146,000 after buying an additional 10,768 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its position in shares of Stifel Financial Corporation by 54.9% in the second quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 31,168 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,433,000 after buying an additional 11,047 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Pitcairn Co. boosted its position in shares of Stifel Financial Corporation by 1.9% in the second quarter. Pitcairn Co. now owns 8,138 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $374,000 after buying an additional 154 shares during the last quarter. 86.23% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

SF has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Stifel Financial Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 16th. Instinet lowered shares of Stifel Financial Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price target for the company from $60.00 to $51.00 in a research report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Nomura restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Stifel Financial Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Wells Fargo & Company restated a “market perform” rating and set a $50.00 price target (down from $54.00) on shares of Stifel Financial Corporation in a research report on Monday, June 12th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Stifel Financial Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $53.33.

Stifel Financial Corporation Company Profile

Stifel Financial Corp. is a financial holding company. Its principal subsidiary is Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, a retail and institutional wealth management and investment banking firm. It operates through three segments: Global Wealth Management, Institutional Group and Other. The Global Wealth Management segment consists of the Private Client Group and Stifel Bank businesses.

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