Regions Financial Corporation [NYSE:RF]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders often pay a significant amount of attention to what top market analysts have to say about a potential stock investment. In regards to Regions Financial Corporation [RF], the most recent average analyst recommendation we can read comes from the fiscal quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give RF an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 36.76 to 101.15. This is compared to its latest closing price of $15.61.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Regions Financial Corporation [RF] is sitting at 2.42. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.52.

For the quarter ending in Dec-18 Regions Financial Corporation [RF] generated $1.45 billion in sales. That’s 1.63% lower than the average estimate of $1.48 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Keep your eyes on this company’s next financial results, which are scheduled to be made public on Fri 19 Apr (In 88 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Regions Financial Corporation [RF]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Regions Financial Corporation [RF] sitting at +30.61, this company’s Net Margin is now 38.20%. These measurements indicate that Regions Financial Corporation [RF] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 7.29, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 14.60%. Its Return on Equity is 10.02, and its Return on Assets is 1.25. These metrics suggest that this Regions Financial Corporation does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Regions Financial Corporation [RF] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 92.94. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 48.17, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 11.16. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 87.06, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 42.67. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 13.97. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 4.40, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.51.

Similarly, this company’s Total Asset Turnover is 0.05.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Regions Financial Corporation [RF] has 1.09B shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $17.05B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 12.39 to 20.21. At its current price, it has moved by -22.32% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 26.72% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.54, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 70.33. This RSI suggests that Regions Financial Corporation is currently Overbought.

Conclusion: Is Regions Financial Corporation [RF] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Regions Financial Corporation [RF], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.