Alert: Positive Investment/Fundamental Signals (12/15/23)-Simmons First National Corp (NASDAQ: SFNC)


Simmons First National Corp (NASDAQ: SFNC). Extremely significant positive changes in investment behavior have recently occurred: positive upside/downside volume developed, the stock’s recent price rise disrupted its longer term downtrend, and the stock rose on very heavy volume.

Slight positive changes in Simmons First National Corp (NASDAQ: SFNC) fundamentals have recently occurred: significant quarterly sales acceleration occurred.

In light of these very positive signals we are reviewing our current Overall Rating of C. We would view the shares with optimism pending completion of this review in the next several days.


Current PriceTarget Research Rating

SFNC’s future returns on capital are forecasted to be above the cost of capital. Accordingly, the company is expected to continue to be a modest Value Builder.

Simmons First National has a current Value Trend Rating of C (High Neutral). With this rating, PTR’s two proprietary measures of a stock’s current attractiveness are providing inconsistent signals. Simmons First National has a neutral Power Rating of 53 but a good Appreciation Score of 72, with the High Neutral Value Trend Rating the result.

Recent Price Action

Simmons First National Corp (NASDAQ: SFNC) stock rose modestly by 0.9% on 12/15/23. The stock closed at $19.37. Moreover, this advance was accompanied by exceptionally high trading volume at 500% of normal. The stock has performed in line with the market over the last nine months and has risen 9.3% during the last week.

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