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Regions Financial Corporation (RF) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF)’s stock price has decreased by -0.11 compared to its previous closing price of 17.98. However, the company has seen a 0.22% increase in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Zacks Investment Research reported 2023-09-01 that A rise in net interest income and solid balance sheet bode well for Regions Financial (RF). However, a lack of diversification in the loan portfolio and elevated costs are concerns.

Is It Worth Investing in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF) is above average at 7.65x. The 36-month beta value for RF is also noteworthy at 1.21. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 14 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 rating it as “overweight,” 14 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price estimated by analysts for RF is $21.96, which is $4.13 above than the current price. The public float for RF is 936.12M, and at present, short sellers hold a 2.79% of that float. The average trading volume of RF on September 18, 2023 was 7.15M shares.

RF’s Market Performance

RF’s stock has seen a 0.22% increase for the week, with a -7.85% drop in the past month and a -1.97% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.29%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.34% for Regions Financial Corporation The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -3.03% for RF stock, with a simple moving average of -9.47% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of RF

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for RF stocks, with Truist repeating the rating for RF by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for RF in the upcoming period, according to Truist is $20 based on the research report published on April 24, 2023 of the current year 2023.

RF Trading at -7.00% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought RF to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -26.18% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.34%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.29%, as shares sank -8.37% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +0.67% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, RF rose by +0.22%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -20.32% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $18.44. In addition, Regions Financial Corporation saw -16.70% 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 RF starting from Smith Ronald G., who sale 10,000 shares at the price of $20.93 back on Aug 07. After this action, Smith Ronald G. now owns 281,151 shares of Regions Financial Corporation, valued at $209,300 using the latest closing price.

Hill J Thomas, the Director of Regions Financial Corporation, purchase 11,926 shares at $16.78 during a trade that took place back on May 17, which means that Hill J Thomas is holding 23,107 shares at $200,134 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for RF

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +37.58 for the present operating margin

The net margin for Regions Financial Corporation stands at +29.83. The total capital return value is set at 14.13, while invested capital returns managed to touch 11.27. Equity return is now at value 15.20, with 1.40 for asset returns.

Based on Regions Financial Corporation (RF), the company’s capital structure generated 17.79 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 15.10. Total debt to assets is 1.83, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 19.19. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 14.60.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.00, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.21. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.10.


In summary, Regions Financial Corporation (RF) has had a bad performance as of late. Analysts have mixed opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others 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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