Analyst Ratings for Regions Financial Corp. (RF)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE:RF) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. Last month, RF received an average rating of Hold.

4 analysts declared RF a buy, 3 issued an overweight rating, 20 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for RF. The maximum price target given was 17, implying potential capital gains of 17.24 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 12, implying potential capital losses of -17.24 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 4 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 4 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 2.04 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.04 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 11 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 17 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 5 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of RF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 5.75 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of RF is 2.65.

In the trailing 52-weeks, RF hit 16.03 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 8.82. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 64.4 percent, and 9.54 percent below the high. RF has a price/earnings ratio of 15.26. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The RF value stock report compares RF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $17.25 billion. RF is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.