Simmons First National (SFNC) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday

Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) is set to issue its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Tuesday, January 22nd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.61 per share for the quarter.

Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 22nd. The bank reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.01. Simmons First National had a net margin of 22.55% and a return on equity of 9.66%. The company had revenue of $176.69 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $175.20 million. On average, analysts expect Simmons First National to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $3 EPS for the next fiscal year.

SFNC opened at $26.48 on Friday. Simmons First National has a twelve month low of $22.64 and a twelve month high of $33.45. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82. The firm has a market cap of $2.44 billion, a PE ratio of 15.49 and a beta of 1.16.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 4th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 14th were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.27%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 13th. Simmons First National’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 35.09%.

SFNC has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Simmons First National from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 26th. BidaskClub cut shares of Simmons First National from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, September 29th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Simmons First National from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. Robert W. Baird assumed coverage on shares of Simmons First National in a research note on Tuesday, October 16th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $34.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Stephens set a $34.00 price target on shares of Simmons First National and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.00.

In related news, EVP Patrick A. Burrow acquired 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 20th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $27.65 per share, for a total transaction of $41,475.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the executive vice president now owns 31,829 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $880,071.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 2.76% of the company’s stock.

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About Simmons First National

Simmons First National Corporation operates as the holding company for Simmons Bank that provides financial products and services to individuals and businesses. It offers checking, savings, and time deposits; loan products, including consumer, real estate, commercial, agricultural, equipment, and SBA lending; personal and corporate trust services; credit cards; investment management products; insurance products; and securities and investment services.

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