A Fresh Look At Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF)


Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) closed its last session at $19.37. The stock traded within a range of $18.73 and $19.41. The company operates in the Financial Services sector with a market capitalization of 22.9 Million. Trading volume for Regions Financial Corporation was 16.95 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) has an average volume of 11.51 Million.

Company Profile

Regions Financial Corporation is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions Financial Corporation was formed as First Alabama Bancshares Inc., Alabama’s first multibank holding company. The company was renamed Regions Financial Corp. to better reflect its growing presence throughout the South. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates more than 1,500 banking offices and 1,900 ATMs.

Analyst Views

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) received a Buy rating from 0 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 6 analysts say it’s a Hold while 1 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) touched its 1-Year High price of $19.90 on 02/02/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $13.00 on 04/18/17.

EPS & Financials

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.36/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.26/Share by a difference of $0.1. This showed a surprise of 38.5% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 27 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.31/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.33/share and a low EPS of $0.29/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $1.44 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 1.46 Billion and 1.41 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) has a 20-Day average volume of 13.64 Million. According to today’s trading volume Regions Financial Corporation is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 78.4 Percent. The return on assets stands at 0.9%, Return on Equity currently is 7.3% and the Return on Investment value is 14.1%.

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) gross margin percentage stands at 0% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 83.4 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 29.3 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 2.58% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 7.82 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 25.38 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 12.09 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 83.4%. The return on invested capital is at 14.1%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 13.7.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 25.38%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 12.09% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.