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 maximum price target given was 64, implying a possible profit of 17.43 percent. The minimum price target given was 60, which equates to a potential downside of 10.09 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 4.71 percent on average, compared to last month. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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.

SFNC has a 52-week high of 67.00 and a 52-week low of 45.01. Today's price is 21.08 percent above the 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.73 billion. SFNC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.