Analyst Ratings for Simmons First National Corp. Cl A (SFNC)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Simmons First National Corp. Cl A (NASDAQ:SFNC) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for SFNC last month.

Of the 5 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

SFNC was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 64, implying a possible profit of 17.43 percent. The lowest price target was 60, which equates to a potential downside of 10.09 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 4.71 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 6.96 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.21 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.07 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

SFNC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.93 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of SFNC is 1.39.

In the last 52-weeks, SFNC has achieved a high of 67.00 and a low of 45.01. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 21.08 percent, and 18.66 percent below the high. SFNC has a price/earnings ratio of 17.99. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SFNC value stock report compares SFNC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SFNC is $1.73 billion. SFNC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.