Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Regions Financial

(

RF

) as a pre-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Regions Financial as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • RF has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $173.4 million.
  • RF traded 21,511 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 9:13 AM.
  • RF is down 2.9% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on RF:

Regions Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and bank-related services to individual and corporate customers in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.1%. RF has a PE ratio of 1. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Regions Financial a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Regions Financial has been 21.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Regions Financial has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. The stock has a beta of 1.19 and a short float of 2.4% with 1.34 days to cover. Shares are down 17.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Regions Financial as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • RF's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 0.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 5.7%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for REGIONS FINANCIAL CORP is currently very high, coming in at 88.52%. Regardless of RF's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 19.70% trails the industry average.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. When compared to other companies in the Commercial Banks industry and the overall market, REGIONS FINANCIAL CORP's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $7.00 million or 98.78% when compared to the same quarter last year. In conjunction, when comparing current results to the industry average, REGIONS FINANCIAL CORP has marginally lower results.

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