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 highest price target was 64, implying potential capital gains of 17.43 percent. The minimum price target given was 60, implying potential capital losses of 10.09 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 4.71 percent. That number becomes 6.96 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of SFNC to grow at a rate of 12.93 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SFNC has a PEG ratio of 1.39.

In the last 52-weeks, SFNC has achieved a high of 67.00 and a low of 45.01. Currently the stock is 21.08 percent higher than its low, and 18.66 percent lower than its 52-week high. SFNC has a P/E 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.