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Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (SBCF) vs. Its Peers: A Comparison

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.71x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for SBCF is 1.13. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 1 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 rating it as “overweight,” 4 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

The average price predicted by analysts for SBCF is $35.54, which is $9.32 above the current price. The public float for SBCF is 60.66M and currently, short sellers hold a 5.91% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of SBCF on March 17, 2023 was 790.70K shares.

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SBCF) stock’s latest price update

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF)’s stock price has increased by 5.56 compared to its previous closing price of 24.84. However, the company has seen a fall of -2.38% in its stock price over the last five trading days.

SBCF’s Market Performance

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (SBCF) has seen a -2.38% fall in stock performance for the week, with a -18.42% decline in the past month and a -18.16% plunge in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 11.86%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 5.55% for SBCF. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -9.76% for SBCF stock, with a simple moving average of -18.73% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of SBCF

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for SBCF stocks, with B. Riley Securities repeating the rating for SBCF by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for SBCF in the upcoming period, according to B. Riley Securities is $36 based on the research report published on October 06th of the previous year 2021.

B. Riley FBR, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see SBCF reach a price target of $25. The rating they have provided for SBCF stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on July 02nd, 2020.

B. Riley FBR gave a rating of “Buy” to SBCF, setting the target price at $30 in the report published on January 09th of the previous year.

SBCF Trading at -15.35% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought SBCF to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -28.98% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 5.55%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 11.86%, as shares sank -20.11% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -17.34% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, SBCF fell by -2.38%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -23.91% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $28.73. In addition, Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida saw -15.93% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at SBCF starting from Shaffer Charles M, who sale 4,697 shares at the price of $30.71 back on Feb 27. After this action, Shaffer Charles M now owns 60,891 shares of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida, valued at $144,245 using the latest closing price.

Kleffel Juliette, the EVP, Chief Banking Officer of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida, sale 8,500 shares at $31.88 during a trade that took place back on Feb 14, which means that Kleffel Juliette is holding 38,354 shares at $270,980 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for SBCF

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +30.78 for the present operating margin

The net margin for Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida stands at +23.73. Equity return is now at value 7.60, with 1.00 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.03.


In conclusion, Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (SBCF) has seen bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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