Equities research analysts expect that State Bank Financial Corporation. (NASDAQ:STBZ) will report earnings per share of $0.38 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for State Bank Financial Corporation.’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.39 and the lowest is $0.37. State Bank Financial Corporation. reported earnings of $0.28 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 35.7%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, January 25th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that State Bank Financial Corporation. will report full year earnings of $1.51 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.48 to $1.55. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $1.86 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.76 to $1.95. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for State Bank Financial Corporation..

State Bank Financial Corporation. (NASDAQ:STBZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $54.01 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.15 million. State Bank Financial Corporation. had a net margin of 22.79% and a return on equity of 8.44%.

STBZ has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. BidaskClub raised shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. in a report on Thursday, July 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $30.00.

In other news, insider Bradford L. Watkins sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.14, for a total transaction of $27,140.00. Following the completion of 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 legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, EVP David Caulkins Brown sold 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.10, for a total transaction of $39,150.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 53,291 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,390,895.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 10,430 shares of company stock valued at $280,554 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 4.65% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. by 459.6% during the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 4,538 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $123,000 after acquiring an additional 3,727 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE boosted its position in shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. by 5.1% during the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 5,200 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $141,000 after acquiring an additional 252 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. boosted its position in shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. by 46.0% during the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 5,648 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $153,000 after acquiring an additional 1,779 shares during the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. during the 2nd quarter valued at about $204,000. Finally, Gratus Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. during the 2nd quarter valued at about $206,000. 77.05% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Shares of State Bank Financial Corporation. (NASDAQ STBZ) traded up $0.22 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $28.14. 57,500 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 88,987. The stock has a market cap of $1,097.23, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.39, a PEG ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 0.94. State Bank Financial Corporation. has a 12 month low of $23.48 and a 12 month high of $29.70.

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.

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