State Bank Financial Corporation. (NASDAQ:STBZ) insider Bradford L. Watkins sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.14, for a total transaction of $27,140.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 72,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,967,650. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

State Bank Financial Corporation. (STBZ) traded down 0.2532% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $26.9815. 76,459 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $26.73 and a 200 day moving average price of $26.49. The company has a market cap of $1.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.7231 and a beta of 0.97. State Bank Financial Corporation. has a 52 week low of $21.15 and a 52 week high of $28.38.

State Bank Financial Corporation. (NASDAQ:STBZ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.03. State Bank Financial Corporation. had a net margin of 22.61% and a return on equity of 8.40%. The company had revenue of $56.95 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $54.83 million. Analysts anticipate that State Bank Financial Corporation. will post $1.45 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 5th were paid a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.07%. State Bank Financial Corporation.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 42.75%.

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STBZ has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. in a report on Sunday, June 18th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. State Bank Financial Corporation. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.63.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Bank of America Corp DE grew its stake in State Bank Financial Corporation. by 12.0% in the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 220,164 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $5,750,000 after buying an additional 23,668 shares during the last quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in State Bank Financial Corporation. by 17.8% in the 1st quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC now owns 37,086 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $969,000 after purchasing an additional 5,594 shares during the period. Royce & Associates LP boosted its holdings in State Bank Financial Corporation. by 4.8% in the 2nd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 879,957 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $23,864,000 after purchasing an additional 40,500 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. boosted its holdings in State Bank Financial Corporation. by 3.3% in the 1st quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 3,869 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $101,000 after purchasing an additional 122 shares during the period. Finally, US Bancorp DE boosted its holdings in State Bank Financial Corporation. by 5.1% in the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 5,200 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $141,000 after purchasing an additional 252 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.40% of the company’s stock.

State Bank Financial Corporation. Company Profile

State Bank Financial Corporation is a bank holding company for State Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Bank is a Georgia-based state-chartered bank. The Company offers community banking services to individuals and businesses. Its product line includes loans to small and medium-sized businesses, residential and commercial construction and development loans, commercial real estate loans, farmland and agricultural production loans, residential mortgage loans, home equity loans, and consumer loans.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for State Bank Financial Corporation. (NASDAQ:STBZ)

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