Regions Financial Corporation (RF): What’s the Story?

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on Regional – Southeast Banks. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $18.89, down from yesterday’s close by -0.32%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) currently trades with a market capitalization of $21.37 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 8.39 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $1.21 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.33 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.20% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

No analysis is ever complete without a thorough survey of a stock’s technical behavior. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Regions Financial Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $20.21. It is now trading 1.32% off that level. The stock is trading $18.81 its 50-day moving average by -0.080000000000002%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $13.02.

In recent action, Regions Financial Corporation (RF) has made a move of -2.58% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.57, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.60% with $1.12 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of RF.

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