Regions Financial Gets a Hold from KBW

By Carrie Williams

In a report released yesterday, Melissa Roberts from KBW reiterated a Hold rating on Regions Financial (NYSE: RF), with a price target of $14.50. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $13.34.

According to, Roberts is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 0.9% and a 40.3% success rate. Roberts covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Argo Group International Holdings Ltd, Fidelity National Financial Ventures, and First Financial Corporation Indiana.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Regions Financial is Hold and the average price target is $15.50, representing a 16.2% upside.

In a report issued on April 4, RBC Capital also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $15 price target.

Regions Financial’s market cap is currently $17.74B and has a P/E ratio of 14.82. The company has a book value ratio of 1.0109.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 72 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Most recently, in February 2017, Barbara Godin, the SEVP of RF sold 15,000 shares for a total of $234,000.

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Regions Financial Corp. operates as a bank holding company for Regions Bank. Through its subsidiary, it provides traditional commercial, retail and mortgage banking services, as well as other financial services in the fields of investment banking, asset management, trust, mutual funds, securities brokerage, insurance and other specialty financing. It operates through the following segments: Corporate Bank, Consumer Bank, and Wealth Management. The Corporate Bank segment represents the Company’s commercial banking functions including commercial and industrial, commercial real estate and investor real estate lending. The Consumer Bank segment holds the Company’s branch network, including consumer banking products and services related to residential first mortgages, home equity lines and loans, small business loans, indirect loans, consumer credit cards and other consumer loans, as well as the corresponding deposit relationships. The Wealth Management segment offers individuals, businesses, governmental institutions and non-profit entities a wide range of solutions to help protect, grow and transfer wealth. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Birmingham, AL.