|Day Low/High||26.31 / 27.00|
|52 Wk Low/High||17.34 / 27.25|
In recent trading, shares of State Bank Financial Corp have crossed above the average analyst 12-month target price of $25.10, changing hands for $25.15/share. When a stock reaches the target an analyst has set, the analyst logically has two ways to react: downgrade on valuation, or, re-adjust their target price to a higher level.
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/1/16, State Bank Financial Corp , TFS Financial Corp , and Valhi, Inc. will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends.
With dealmaking among larger banks having dried up, analysts believe balance sheet woes, location and other issues will make several institutions potential sale fodder.
Small bank M&A activity is likely to pick up in the coming months. Analysts name these six banks as potential sellers, as well as three possible buyers.
Technology challenges and hamstrung big banks could make those financial institutions in the middle market play the roles of buyer or seller in the months to come.
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/3/16, State Bank Financial Corp will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.14, payable on 3/15/16. As a percentage of STBZ's recent stock price of $18.95, this dividend works out to approximately 0.74%, so look for shares of State Bank Financial Corp to trade 0.74% lower — all else being equal — when STBZ shares open for trading on 3/3/16.
Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a scale of zero to 100.
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 12/31/2015 settlement date, which shows a 389,771 share decrease in total short interest for State Bank Financial Corp , to 1,380,698, a decrease of 22.02% since 12/15/2015. Total short interest is just one way to look at short data; another metric that we here at Dividend Channel find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded.
The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a valuation that looks inexpensive. State Bank Financial Corp presently has an above average rank, in the top 50% of the coverage universe, which suggests it is among the top most "interesting" ideas that merit further research by investors.