Simmons First National Co. (NASDAQ:SFNC) insider Vernon Wilson Jr. Bryant sold 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.36, for a total value of $1,518,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 261,706 shares in the company, valued at $7,945,394.16. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Vernon Wilson Jr. Bryant also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, February 15th, Vernon Wilson Jr. Bryant sold 10,000 shares of Simmons First National stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.99, for a total value of $289,900.00.
  • On Friday, February 2nd, Vernon Wilson Jr. Bryant sold 5,000 shares of Simmons First National stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.93, for a total value of $299,650.00.
  • On Tuesday, February 6th, Vernon Wilson Jr. Bryant sold 10,000 shares of Simmons First National stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.16, for a total value of $581,600.00.
  • On Monday, January 29th, Vernon Wilson Jr. Bryant sold 10,000 shares of Simmons First National stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.40, for a total value of $594,000.00.
  • On Wednesday, January 31st, Vernon Wilson Jr. Bryant sold 25,000 shares of Simmons First National stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.19, for a total value of $1,479,750.00.
  • On Friday, January 26th, Vernon Wilson Jr. Bryant sold 10,000 shares of Simmons First National stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.77, for a total value of $587,700.00.

Shares of SFNC opened at $30.40 on Friday. Simmons First National Co. has a twelve month low of $24.88 and a twelve month high of $30.90. The stock has a market cap of $2,813.67, a PE ratio of 17.81 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76.

Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 23rd. The bank reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.03. Simmons First National had a return on equity of 8.92% and a net margin of 19.70%. The firm had revenue of $172.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $171.50 million. sell-side analysts predict that Simmons First National Co. will post 2.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BancorpSouth Bank bought a new stake in shares of Simmons First National during the fourth quarter valued at about $607,000. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Simmons First National by 30.7% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,222,738 shares of the bank’s stock worth $298,220,000 after purchasing an additional 1,226,944 shares in the last quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Simmons First National by 22.9% during the fourth quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. now owns 7,807 shares of the bank’s stock worth $446,000 after purchasing an additional 1,457 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank grew its holdings in shares of Simmons First National by 39.0% during the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 64,643 shares of the bank’s stock worth $3,691,000 after purchasing an additional 18,153 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings in shares of Simmons First National by 27.6% during the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 519,758 shares of the bank’s stock worth $29,678,000 after purchasing an additional 112,544 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 26.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on SFNC. Piper Jaffray set a $33.00 price objective on Simmons First National and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Sandler O’Neill set a $35.00 price objective on Simmons First National and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. ValuEngine cut Simmons First National from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 18th. Zacks Investment Research cut Simmons First National from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 12th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Simmons First National from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.00.

Simmons First National Company Profile

Simmons First National Corporation operates as the holding company for Simmons Bank that provides financial products and services to individuals and businesses. It offers checking, savings, and time deposits; loan products, including consumer, real estate, commercial, agricultural, equipment, and SBA lending; personal and corporate trust services; credit cards; investment management products; insurance products; and securities and investment services.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC)

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