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 most optimistic price target was 17, implying potential capital gains of 17.24 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 12, implying potential capital losses of -17.24 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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. Over the past month, 11 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 17 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 5 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

RF has an estimated earnings growth rate of 5.75 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Today's price is 64.4 percent above the 52-week low, and 9.54 percent lower than its 52-week 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 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.