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Recent Fundamentals: Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF)

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Regions Financial Corporation is part of the financial services sector and banking industry. The company CEO is John M. Turner. Regions Financial Corp is a regional bank headquartered in Alabama, with branches primarily in the southeastern and midwestern United States. It provides banking and bank-related services to individual and corporate customers.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The RF stock showed a previous change of 1.09% with an open at 13.77 and a close of 13.98. It reached an intraday high of 14.09 and a low of 13.71.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $14.2b with 1.0b shares outstanding, of which the float is 999.7m shares. Trading volume reached 9,536,089 shares compared to its average volume of 11,554,126 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Regions Financial Corporation shares returned 0.29% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -8.27%. Over three months, it changed -12.72%. In one year it has changed -23.11% and within that year its 52-week high was 19.99 and its 52-week low was 12.39. RF stock is 12.83% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 15.97 and a 50 day moving average of 14.79. Currently RF stock is trading -12.48% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.55 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 9.02. Based on 23 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.37. The TTM EPS is 1.38, which comes to a TTM PE of 10.13. Historically, the PE high was 20.40 and the PE low was 9.02. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 12.45, which is a decrease of -10.96%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/18/2019): 0.37
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 01/18/2019): 0.37
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/23/2018): 0.50
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/20/2018): 0.32
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/20/2018): 0.35

The dividend per share is currently 0.56, which is a dividend yield of 4.01%. Also, the payout ratio is 40.58%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations. RF stock has a high dividend yield, but because the company has sufficient earnings to cover future dividends, it may be a good investment opportunity for an income portfolio.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 19.73, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 29.13%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 12,062,020, which was 1.19% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.89. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.51.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.27%, return on assets is 1.33%, profit margin is 26.58%, price-to-sales is 2.14 and price-to-book is 0.95.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 6  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 6  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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