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Simmons First National (SFNC) Competitors

$17.65
+0.13 (+0.74%)
(As of 05/24/2024 08:50 PM ET)

SFNC vs. FFBC, FRME, CBU, TRMK, NBTB, TBBK, WSBC, BANF, CHCO, and FULT

Should you be buying Simmons First National stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Simmons First National include First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC), First Merchants (FRME), Community Bank System (CBU), Trustmark (TRMK), NBT Bancorp (NBTB), Bancorp (TBBK), WesBanco (WSBC), BancFirst (BANF), City (CHCO), and Fulton Financial (FULT). These companies are all part of the "regional banks" industry.

Simmons First National vs.

First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) and Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, community ranking, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, media sentiment, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

First Financial Bancorp. pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Simmons First National pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. First Financial Bancorp. pays out 37.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Simmons First National pays out 63.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Simmons First National has raised its dividend for 13 consecutive years. Simmons First National is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

First Financial Bancorp. has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Simmons First National. First Financial Bancorp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Simmons First National, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
First Financial Bancorp.$1.12B1.93$255.86M$2.489.11
Simmons First National$1.37B1.62$175.06M$1.3313.27

First Financial Bancorp. currently has a consensus target price of $24.67, suggesting a potential upside of 9.19%. Simmons First National has a consensus target price of $21.00, suggesting a potential upside of 18.98%. Given First Financial Bancorp.'s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Simmons First National is more favorable than First Financial Bancorp..

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Financial Bancorp.
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33
Simmons First National
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

77.2% of First Financial Bancorp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.6% of Simmons First National shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of First Financial Bancorp. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Simmons First National shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

First Financial Bancorp. has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Simmons First National has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

First Financial Bancorp. received 4 more outperform votes than Simmons First National when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 48.47% of users gave Simmons First National an outperform vote while only 46.59% of users gave First Financial Bancorp. an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
First Financial Bancorp.Outperform Votes
273
46.59%
Underperform Votes
313
53.41%
Simmons First NationalOutperform Votes
269
48.47%
Underperform Votes
286
51.53%

First Financial Bancorp. has a net margin of 20.74% compared to First Financial Bancorp.'s net margin of 11.97%. Simmons First National's return on equity of 11.22% beat First Financial Bancorp.'s return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Financial Bancorp.20.74% 11.22% 1.43%
Simmons First National 11.97%5.94%0.73%

In the previous week, Simmons First National had 2 more articles in the media than First Financial Bancorp.. MarketBeat recorded 5 mentions for Simmons First National and 3 mentions for First Financial Bancorp.. First Financial Bancorp.'s average media sentiment score of 1.39 beat Simmons First National's score of 1.14 indicating that Simmons First National is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
First Financial Bancorp.
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Simmons First National
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Summary

First Financial Bancorp. beats Simmons First National on 13 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding SFNC and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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SFNC vs. The Competition

MetricSimmons First NationalNational commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$2.21B$18.22B$8.91B$8.02B
Dividend Yield4.76%3.94%10.71%3.96%
P/E Ratio13.279.1453.4613.60
Price / Sales1.621.833,497.0873.31
Price / Cash8.168.6627.6628.77
Price / Book0.641.052.444.58
Net Income$175.06M$2.29B$993.83M$212.10M
7 Day Performance-2.86%-1.42%0.29%1.04%
1 Month Performance0.86%2.17%3.23%5.85%
1 Year Performance4.19%15.63%22.69%9.06%

Simmons First National Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
FFBC
First Financial Bancorp.
3.8968 of 5 stars
$23.32
+0.6%
$24.67
+5.8%
+14.9%$2.23B$1.12B9.402,165Positive News
FRME
First Merchants
4.9006 of 5 stars
$35.15
+0.5%
$41.25
+17.4%
+22.1%$2.06B$999.49M10.132,162Positive News
CBU
Community Bank System
4.2545 of 5 stars
$48.69
+1.3%
$47.67
-2.1%
-6.2%$2.57B$756.22M15.312,849Positive News
TRMK
Trustmark
2.9503 of 5 stars
$30.45
+0.4%
$32.75
+7.6%
+35.6%$1.86B$1.10B11.852,757Positive News
NBTB
NBT Bancorp
3.5079 of 5 stars
$38.39
+0.3%
$41.20
+7.3%
+6.1%$1.81B$664.97M14.822,034Dividend Announcement
TBBK
Bancorp
3.7017 of 5 stars
$33.77
+0.5%
$49.00
+45.1%
-0.6%$1.76B$621.60M9.18757Positive News
WSBC
WesBanco
4.2492 of 5 stars
$28.81
+0.9%
$30.60
+6.2%
+13.4%$1.71B$831.96M12.002,321
BANF
BancFirst
2.8176 of 5 stars
$90.78
+0.4%
$85.50
-5.8%
+0.7%$2.99B$809.34M14.832,109Positive News
CHCO
City
1.1057 of 5 stars
$102.96
+0.4%
$106.75
+3.7%
+14.0%$1.52B$341.89M12.95957Positive News
FULT
Fulton Financial
3.4062 of 5 stars
$17.14
+1.2%
$18.00
+5.0%
+46.4%$3.12B$1.50B10.653,400

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This page (NASDAQ:SFNC) was last updated on 5/27/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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