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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for RF. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 17, implying a possible profit of 17.24 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 12, which equates to a potential downside 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 4 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 4 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 2.04 percent. 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. 11 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 17 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 5 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of RF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 5.75 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. RF has a PEG ratio of 2.65.

RF has traded between a high of 16.03 and a low of 8.82 over the past year. 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 P/E 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 market cap of RF is $17.25 billion. RF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.