Why Are People Talking About Investing in SF?

More and more people are talking about Stifel Financial over the last few weeks. Is it worth buying the Capital Markets stock at a price of $56.84? Only time will tell. The information below will give you a basic idea of what this investment may entail:

  • Stifel Financial has moved -10.5% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 1.4%

  • SF has an average analyst rating of buy and is -20.17% away from its mean target price of $71.2 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $5.21

  • Stifel Financial has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.9 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $7.44 and its forward P/E ratio is 7.6

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 1.3 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Stifel Financial is part of the Finance sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 14.34 and an average P/B of 1.57

  • SF has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of -7.9% and gross profit margins of 0.9%

  • Stifel Financial Corp., a financial services and bank holding company, provides retail and institutional wealth management, and investment banking services to individual investors, corporations, municipalities, and institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, the rest of Europe, and Canada. It operates in three segments: Global Wealth Management, Institutional Group, and Other. The company provides private client services, including securities transaction and financial planning services; institutional equity and fixed income sales, trading and research, and municipal finance services; investment banking services, such as mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and private placements; and retail and commercial banking services comprising personal and commercial lending programs, as well as deposit accounts. It also participates in and manages underwritings for corporate and public finance; and offers financial advisory and securities brokerage services. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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