Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Analysts See $0.31 EPS for Regions Financial Corporation (RF)

Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 240,796 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $4,695,522. The stock appeared $20.21 above its 52-week highs and is up 1.54% for the last five trades. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 2,773,436 shares of the bank's stock worth $47,925,000 after buying an additional 531,135 shares during the last quarter. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Blackrock Inc., which owns 90,160,203 shares of the stock are valued at $1.71 billion. Regions Financial Corporation institutional proprietorship is held at 78.8% and beta stands at 1.27.

Zevin Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Oracle Corp (ORCL) by 23.2% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The company's revenue was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. The company had revenue of $1.48 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.45 billion. The stock increased 2.47% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $13.51. About 929,582 shares traded. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 54.35% since April 15, 2017 and is downtrending. 5,749 are held by Fifth Third Bancshares. Therefore 17% are positive. VeriSign had 18 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $17.00 target price on shares of Regions Financial in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 28 by Oppenheimer. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell). Buckingham Research initiated Barnes Group Inc. The company rating was maintained by SunTrust on Friday, January 19. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Tuesday, December 12 the company was upgraded by UBS. The stock of VeriSign, Inc.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 1.18. Its up 0.13, from 0 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 153 investors sold GE shares while 921 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. Kentucky Retirement Sys Insurance Trust Fund holds 30,805 shares. Srb, Massachusetts-based fund reported 12,035 shs. The 200-day moving average is the standby for long-term investors. Covenant Multifamily Offices Ltd holds 1 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Victory Cap Management holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 321,316 shares. Asset Management reported 0.41% stake. Amer Group reported 87,885 shares. Nordea Mgmt owns 3.86 million shs for 0.16% of their capital. State Street reported 0.01% in VeriSign, Inc. (NYSE:B). Anchor Cap Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.06% or 28,271 shares. Ok invested 0.08% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Farmers & Merchants Incorporated stated it has 209,139 shares or 0.27% of all its holdings.

Analysts await Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) to report earnings on May, 1. They are also projecting the Low EPS estimate of $0.3 and the High EPS estimate of $0.35. VRSN's profit will be $92.27 million for 32.11 P/E if the $0.95 EPS becomes a reality. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.23 EPS.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 4 sales for $743,077 activity. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th were paid a dividend of $0.09 per share. Therefore 10% are positive. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, October 9 by Citigroup. The company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, December 12. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Monday, August 31 by Raymond James. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, October 6 by Robert W. Baird. FBR Capital maintained Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) on Wednesday, March 15 with "Outperform" rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) earned "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Sunday, January 21.

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In a transaction dated March 27, 2018, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $16.34, raking in a sum of $408,500. The company reported ($0.27) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.33) by $0.06.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.23, from 0.95 in 2017Q3.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) shares dropped -2.48 percent and closed the day at $18.51.

Macy's, Inc. (M) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $2.82/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $2.71/share. Clinton Grp Inc has invested 0.14% in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). The Return on Assets (ROA) ratio, on the other hand, shows how profitable an organization is relative to its total assets owned. Nokota Management LP invested in 0.19% or 575,346 shares. Fiduciary reported 126,624 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Atwood & Palmer has 18,500 shares. On Wednesday, November 1 the stock of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) has "Neutral" rating given by JP Morgan. Godshalk Welsh Cap Mngmt stated it has 27,050 shares. Shell Asset Management holds 75,052 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Co Can holds 26,227 shares. 816 were accumulated by North Star Investment Mngmt. Cornerstone Management Hldg Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.03% or 218,088 shares in its portfolio. It also reduced its holding in United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX) by 4,471 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 62,208 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (IWR).

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