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Stock Analysis: Stifel Financial Corporation (NYSE: SF)


Stifel Financial Corporation trades as part of the financial services sector and trades as part of the brokers and exchanges industry. The company CEO is Ronald J. Kruszewski. Stifel Financial Corp is a full-service brokerage and investment banking firm. It provides securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services to individual investors, businesses, and municipalities.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SF stock showed a previous change of 5.08% with an open at 54.68 and a close of 56.49. It reached an intraday high of 56.66 and a low of 54.65.

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The stock has a market cap of $4.0b with 70.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 66.2m shares. Trading volume reached 419,058 shares compared to its average volume of 497,887 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Stifel Financial Corporation shares returned 2.75% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -4.24%. Over three months, it changed 3.22%. In one year it has changed -4.43% and within that year its 52-week high was 61.93 and its 52-week low was 38.39. SF stock is 47.15% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 51.45 and a 50 day moving average of 56.79. Currently SF stock is trading 9.79% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.73 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 11.94. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 1.19. The TTM EPS is 5.29, which comes to a TTM PE of 10.68. Historically, the PE high was 60.90 and the PE low was 10.68. SF stock has set a new PE low record!

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/30/2019): 1.22
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/01/2019): 1.38
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/30/2018): 1.25
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/30/2018): 1.04
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/30/2018): 1.06

The dividend per share is currently 0.60, which is a dividend yield of 1.06%. Also, the payout ratio is 11.34%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 22.72, which means it may be overvalued by -148.59%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 2,783,013, which was 3.93% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 5.47. 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 1.87.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 1.80%, profit margin is 12.77%, price-to-sales is 1.19 and price-to-book is 1.24.

Company Scores:

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

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