Rps Group (LON:RPS) Investors: Liberum Capital Reaffirms “Buy” Rating, Sees GBX 310.00/Share; Simmons First National Has 8.81 Sentiment

August 10, 2018 - By Jimmy Cauthen

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Simmons First National Corp (SFNC) investors sentiment increased to 8.81 in Q1 2018. It’s up 5.63, from 3.18 in 2017Q4. The ratio is more positive, as 141 institutional investors increased and opened new positions, while 16 reduced and sold positions in Simmons First National Corp. The institutional investors in our database now hold: 101.47 million shares, up from 48.51 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Simmons First National Corp in top ten positions decreased from 2 to 1 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 9 Reduced: 7 Increased: 113 New Position: 28.

The company have set target of GBX 310.00 on Rps Group (LON:RPS) shares. This is 27.57% from the stock close price. In a research report released on Friday, 10 August, Liberum Capital reiterated their “Buy” rating on shares of RPS.

Simmons First National Corporation operates as a bank holding firm for Simmons Bank that provides financial services to individuals and businesses. The company has market cap of $2.79 billion. The Company’s deposit products include time deposits, checking accounts, and savings accounts. It has a 16.76 P/E ratio. The firm provides commercial loans, commercial real estate loans, and agricultural loans to businesses; and consumer loans, student loans, credit card loans, and single-family residential real estate loans to individuals, as well as equipment and SBA lending.

The stock increased 0.08% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $30.27. About 93,284 shares traded. Simmons First National Corporation (SFNC) has risen 23.17% since August 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.60% the S&P500. Some Historical SFNC News: 19/03/2018 – SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORP FILES FOR OFFERING OF UP TO $300 MLN OF FIXED-TO-FLOATING RATE SUBORDINATED NOTES DUE 2028 – SEC FILING; 21/03/2018 – Simmons First National Corp Announces Pricing of Subordinated Notes Offering; 02/05/2018 – Simmons First National: Steve Massanelli Named Investor Relations Officer; 21/03/2018 – Simmons First National Corporation Announces Pricing of Subordinated Notes Offering; 19/03/2018 – SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL FILES FOR $300M SUB NOTES DUE 2028; 23/04/2018 – SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORP QTRLY CORE SHR $0.57; 23/04/2018 – Simmons Reports Record Earnings for First Quarter 2018; 21/03/2018 – SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORP- PRICED ITS OFFERING OF $330 MLN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 5% FIXED-TO-FLOATING RATE SUBORDINATED NOTES DUE 2028; 23/04/2018 – SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORP QTRLY NET INTEREST INCOME WAS $135.0 MLN, UP 86.5 PCT; 23/04/2018 – SIMMONS FIRST 1Q NET INTEREST INCOME $135.0M

Endeavour Capital Advisors Inc holds 2.35% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation for 506,105 shares. Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc owns 1.03 million shares or 1.5% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mesirow Financial Investment Management has 1.42% invested in the company for 509,342 shares. The Arkansas-based Horrell Capital Management Inc. has invested 0.88% in the stock. Piermont Capital Management Inc., a Missouri-based fund reported 84,040 shares.

More recent Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Simmons Reports Record Earnings for Second Quarter 2018” on July 23, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Simmons First National Corporation Declares $0.15 Per Share Dividend” on July 25, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Simmons Bank Named One of the Best Places to Work in Arkansas” with publication date: July 17, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Analysts await Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) to report earnings on October, 22. They expect $0.57 earnings per share, up 32.56% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.43 per share. SFNC’s profit will be $52.56M for 13.28 P/E if the $0.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.59 actual earnings per share reported by Simmons First National Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.39% negative EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 11 selling transactions for $10.08 million activity.

RPS Group Plc, a consultancy company, provides advice on the evaluation and development of energy, water, and other resources; and development and management of the built and natural environment. The company has market cap of 531.01 million GBP. The firm operates through Built and Natural Environment, Energy, and Australia Asia Pacific divisions. It currently has negative earnings. It offers consultancy services, including environmental assessment, project management, water resources management, due diligence, oceanography, health and safety, risk management, town and country planning, building, landscape and urban design, surveying, and transport planning to various aspects of the property and infrastructure development and management sectors.

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