Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) on Focus After Forming Bullish Multiple Top Chart Pattern

April 23, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.33, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 14 investors sold Stifel Financial Corp. shares while 84 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 59.56 million shares or 0.28% less from 59.72 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
The Illinois-based Banc Funds has invested 0.5% in Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF). Moneta Group Invest Lc accumulated 12,500 shares or 0.11% of the stock. State Treasurer State Of Michigan stated it has 24,600 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. The Connecticut-based Axiom Int Ltd Liability Co De has invested 0.13% in Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF). Retirement Systems Of Alabama stated it has 88,533 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney And Strauss Ltd owns 116,762 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Swiss Retail Bank holds 0.01% or 116,442 shares in its portfolio. Ls Invest Advsrs, Michigan-based fund reported 4,230 shares. Captrust Advsrs reported 373 shares. 8,714 are held by Paloma Ptnrs Management. Mngmt Corporation Va has invested 0.23% in Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF). Legal General Group Pcl invested in 96,430 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.01% or 3,835 shares. Winslow Evans Crocker has 0% invested in Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF). Trexquant Investment Lp reported 0.11% in Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF).

Since March 5, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $570,460 activity.

The stock of Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) shows a multiple tops pattern with $63.56 target or 8.00 % above today’s $58.85 share price. The 8 months chart pattern indicates low risk for the $4.23 billion company. It was reported on Apr, 23 by Finviz.com. If the $63.56 price target is reached, the company will be worth $338.24M more.
Multiple tops are chart patterns with decent performance in a bull market. The failure rate is higher but the average decline is reasonable. Back-tests of such patterns show that the break even failure rate is 10%, the average rise: 19%, the throwback rate: 61% and the percentage of stocks meeting their price targets: 40%.

The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $58.85. About 215,385 shares traded. Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) has risen 20.31% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.76% the S&P500.

Analysts await Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $1.00 EPS, up 35.14 % or $0.26 from last year’s $0.74 per share. SF’s profit will be $71.84 million for 14.71 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.47 actual EPS reported by Stifel Financial Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -31.97 % negative EPS growth.

Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering Stifel Financial (NYSE:SF), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Stifel Financial has $80 highest and $58 lowest target. $70.33’s average target is 19.51% above currents $58.85 stock price. Stifel Financial had 7 analyst reports since October 31, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Nomura maintained Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) on Wednesday, January 31 with “Buy” rating. Instinet upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 3 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 31 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Tuesday, October 31 with “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Nomura given on Wednesday, January 3. On Friday, December 1 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Buy”. On Monday, January 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy”.

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