Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) At $58.08 Forms Top; Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) Had 3 Bullish Analysts

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Among 8 analysts covering Asbury Automotive (NYSE:ABG), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Asbury Automotive had 25 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Hold” on Wednesday, July 26. The stock of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 22 by Bank of America. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, July 22 to “Underperform”. The stock of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 31 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Sector Weight” rating on Wednesday, November 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained the shares of ABG in report on Friday, June 2 with “Hold” rating. On Wednesday, March 14 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 3 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. See Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) latest ratings:

14/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $53 New Target: $63 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Hold New Target: $67.0 Maintain
06/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $81.0 Maintain
06/02/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $74.0 Maintain
13/11/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
11/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $61.0 Maintain

Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) formed multiple top with $60.98 target or 5.00% above today’s $58.08 share price. Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) has $4.17B valuation. The stock increased 0.90% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $58.08. About 372,764 shares traded. Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) has risen 20.31% since April 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.76% the S&P500.

Since March 5, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $570,460 activity. The insider Plotkin Ben A sold $570,460.

Among 9 analysts covering Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Stifel Financial Corp. had 23 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Instinet downgraded the shares of SF in report on Tuesday, May 23 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Nomura. The stock of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. Goldman Sachs upgraded Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) on Monday, January 8 to “Buy” rating. Wells Fargo upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, December 1 report. Goldman Sachs downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $59 target in Monday, March 20 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 9 by Nomura. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Wednesday, January 31 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, January 12. The stock of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, November 28 by Macquarie Research.

Analysts await Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $1.11 EPS, up 50.00% or $0.37 from last year’s $0.74 per share. SF’s profit will be $79.75M for 13.08 P/E if the $1.11 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.47 actual EPS reported by Stifel Financial Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -24.49% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.33, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 14 investors sold Stifel Financial Corp. shares while 84 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 59.56 million shares or 0.28% less from 59.72 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt System has invested 0.01% in Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF). Eaton Vance Management reported 238,737 shares stake. 114,000 are owned by Smith Graham And Inv Advsr L P. 208,547 are owned by Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado. Howe Rusling Inc, a New York-based fund reported 55 shares. Riverhead Cap Management Ltd Liability holds 0.01% or 5,388 shares. Brinker Capital Incorporated holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) for 12,001 shares. Ww Asset Mgmt Inc holds 4,080 shares. Rudman Errol M holds 54,500 shares or 1.57% of its portfolio. Ameritas Investment Ptnrs, a Nebraska-based fund reported 26,184 shares. Voya Invest Ltd Co accumulated 554,996 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Pacad holds 0.03% or 2,300 shares in its portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Company holds 0.01% in Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) or 3,835 shares. Bartlett & Communication Ltd Company owns 0% invested in Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) for 300 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund has 0.03% invested in Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF).

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $5.40 million activity. On Friday, October 27 the insider MONAGHAN CRAIG T sold $2.94 million. $108,304 worth of stock was sold by Stax William Frederick on Thursday, March 8. JAMES JUANITA T sold 1,000 shares worth $66,180. 3,150 Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) shares with value of $219,051 were sold by Karolis George. REDDIN THOMAS sold $103,500 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.44, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 14 investors sold Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 21.54 million shares or 4.16% more from 20.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 14,984 shares for 0% of their portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 29,249 shares. Trexquant Inv Lp holds 7,877 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Macquarie Group Ltd stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG). Abrams Mngmt Limited Partnership invested 2.34% of its portfolio in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG). 4,823 were reported by Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Co. Bancshares Of America Corp De reported 71,683 shares or 0% of all its holdings. First Quadrant L P Ca reported 12,100 shares. Glenmede Tru Na reported 763 shares. Northern Tru has invested 0% in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG). Lakewood Cap Lp owns 391,329 shares. Wells Fargo Mn invested in 34,637 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt Inc invested in 0% or 503 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys holds 0.02% or 8,000 shares in its portfolio. Piedmont Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0% in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG).

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