Regions Financial Corp (RF) is Downgraded by Bernstein to Mkt Perform

Regions Financial Corp (RF) was Downgraded by Bernstein to ” Mkt Perform”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Outperform ” on the company shares. Bernstein advised their investors in a research report released on Aug 16, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Regions Financial Corp. Company shares were Reiterated by UBS on Jul 20, 2016 to “Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 9.50 from a previous price target of $9 .Regions Financial Corp was Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Neutral” on Jun 29, 2016. Regions Financial Corp was Upgraded by Keefe Bruyette to ” Mkt Perform” on Jun 6, 2016.

On the company’s financial health, Regions Financial Corp reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Jul 19, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.20. The company had revenue of $1395.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1380.55 million. The company’s revenue was down -2.4 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.20 EPS.

Regions Financial Corp opened for trading at $9.29 and hit $9.58 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $9.56, with a gain of 3.58% or 0.33 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,86,72,224 shares. Company has a market cap of $12,000 M.

Investors should note that on Jul 14, 2016, Regions Financial Corp announced a cash dividend of $0.0650. The company’s management has announced Sep 7, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 9, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Oct 3, 2016.

In a different news, on Aug 11, 2016, C. Keith Herron (SEVP) sold 38,753 shares at $9.38 per share price. According to the SEC, on May 26, 2016, Ellen S. Jones (SEVP) sold 20,000 shares at $9.61 per share price. On Mar 4, 2016, Susan W Matlock (director) sold 26,000 shares at $8.10 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Regions Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its banking operations through Regions Bank an Alabama state-chartered commercial bank which is a member of the Federal Reserve System. The Company carries out its business in three 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 represents the Company’s branch network including consumer banking products and services related to residential first mortgages home equity lines and loans and small business loans among others. The Wealth Management segment offers individuals businesses Governmental institutions and non-profit entities a range of solutions to enable transfer of wealth.

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