SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) insider Gregory W. Becker sold 4,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $243.49, for a total value of $1,095,705.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ SIVB) opened at $238.65 on Friday. SVB Financial Group has a 12-month low of $159.44 and a 12-month high of $263.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 0.59 and a quick ratio of 0.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $11,997.82, a PE ratio of 25.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 1.49.

SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) last released its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The bank reported $2.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.60 by ($0.41). SVB Financial Group had a net margin of 24.25% and a return on equity of 12.83%. The business had revenue of $545.97 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $523.45 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.89 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that SVB Financial Group will post 13.85 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded SVB Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $245.00 price target on shares of SVB Financial Group in a research note on Friday, November 17th. FIG Partners downgraded SVB Financial Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $280.00 target price (up previously from $240.00) on shares of SVB Financial Group in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on SVB Financial Group from $275.00 to $280.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. SVB Financial Group has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $239.92.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. First Republic Investment Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of SVB Financial Group by 0.6% during the fourth quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 47,906 shares of the bank’s stock worth $11,199,000 after purchasing an additional 298 shares during the last quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. grew its holdings in shares of SVB Financial Group by 2.2% during the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 20,453 shares of the bank’s stock worth $4,780,000 after purchasing an additional 432 shares during the last quarter. Alpha Cubed Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of SVB Financial Group during the fourth quarter worth about $240,000. American International Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of SVB Financial Group by 1.3% during the fourth quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 109,227 shares of the bank’s stock worth $25,534,000 after purchasing an additional 1,428 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its holdings in shares of SVB Financial Group by 744.0% during the fourth quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,629 shares of the bank’s stock worth $381,000 after purchasing an additional 1,436 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.45% of the company’s stock.

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About SVB Financial Group

SVB Financial Group is a financial services company, as well as a bank holding and a financial holding company. The Company’s segments include Global Commercial Bank, SVB Private Bank and SVB Capital. The Global Commercial Bank segment consists of the operations of its Commercial Bank, and of SVB Wine, SVB Analytics and its Debt Fund Investments.

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