Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH lifted its holdings in Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF) by 17.9% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 357,170 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 54,131 shares during the period. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH owned about 0.50% of Stifel Financial worth $18,309,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. SG Americas Securities LLC lifted its position in Stifel Financial by 119.5% during the third quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 32,332 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,657,000 after acquiring an additional 17,605 shares during the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP lifted its position in Stifel Financial by 5.2% during the third quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 570,402 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $29,239,000 after acquiring an additional 28,197 shares during the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC lifted its position in Stifel Financial by 7.3% during the third quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 105,241 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $5,395,000 after acquiring an additional 7,194 shares during the last quarter. First National Bank of Omaha lifted its position in Stifel Financial by 6.1% during the third quarter. First National Bank of Omaha now owns 108,203 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $5,262,000 after acquiring an additional 6,225 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lifted its position in Stifel Financial by 39.0% during the third quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 24,600 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,261,000 after acquiring an additional 6,900 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.93% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Stifel Financial stock opened at $48.02 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.72, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. Stifel Financial Corp has a 12-month low of $42.51 and a 12-month high of $68.76. The company has a market cap of $3.59 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.01, a P/E/G ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 1.87.

Stifel Financial (NYSE:SF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th. The financial services provider reported $1.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.34 by $0.01. Stifel Financial had a net margin of 9.16% and a return on equity of 14.99%. The business had revenue of $738.34 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $764.90 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.89 EPS. Stifel Financial’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Research analysts forecast that Stifel Financial Corp will post 5.2 EPS for the current year.

In other Stifel Financial news, insider Victor Nesi sold 1,250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.02, for a total transaction of $68,775.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Michael J. Zimmerman purchased 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 7th. The shares were bought at an average price of $48.39 per share, for a total transaction of $241,950.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 10,694 shares in the company, valued at approximately $517,482.66. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 3.86% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Stifel Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Wolfe Research raised shares of Stifel Financial from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Stifel Financial from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus raised shares of Stifel Financial to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 3rd. Finally, JMP Securities raised shares of Stifel Financial from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $66.20.

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Stifel Financial Company Profile

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, and rest of Europe. The company operates through three segments: Global Wealth Management, Institutional Group, and Other.

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