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 price target was 64, which equates to a potential upside of 17.43 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 60, implying potential capital losses of 10.09 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.07 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. SFNC has a PEG ratio of 1.39.

SFNC has traded between a high of 67.00 and a low of 45.01 over the past year. 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 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.