Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact State Bank Financial (STBZ) Share Price

Press coverage about State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. State Bank Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.1829183464543 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on shares of State Bank Financial in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded State Bank Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. BidaskClub downgraded State Bank Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. ValuEngine downgraded State Bank Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill upgraded State Bank Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, December 15th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. State Bank Financial currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.25.

State Bank Financial (STBZ) opened at $30.93 on Thursday. State Bank Financial has a 52 week low of $24.16 and a 52 week high of $31.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,210.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.08, a PEG ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 0.95.

State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.01. State Bank Financial had a return on equity of 8.44% and a net margin of 22.79%. The company had revenue of $54.01 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $56.15 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that State Bank Financial will post 1.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 4th were paid a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 1st. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.81%. State Bank Financial’s payout ratio is 41.79%.

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State Bank Financial Company Profile

State Bank Financial Corporation is a bank holding company for State Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Bank is a Georgia-based state-chartered bank. The Company offers community banking services to individuals and businesses. Its product line includes loans to small and medium-sized businesses, residential and commercial construction and development loans, commercial real estate loans, farmland and agricultural production loans, residential mortgage loans, home equity loans, and consumer loans.

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