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.

Several price targets were given for SFNC by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 64, which equates to a potential upside of 17.43 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 4.71 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 6.96 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.21 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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 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.