NASDAQ:SSB - South State Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $70.31 +1.83 (+2.67 %) (As of 02/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$68.48Today's Range$67.6420 - $70.3852-Week Range$56.55 - $93.25Volume178,588 shsAverage Volume202,658 shsMarket Capitalization$2.57 billionP/E Ratio12.78Dividend Yield2.22%Beta1.19 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email South State Corporation operates as the bank holding company for South State Bank that provides a range of retail and commercial banking services, mortgage lending services, trust and wealth management, and consumer finance loans. The company accepts demand deposits, savings deposits, interest-bearing transaction accounts, certificates of deposit, and other time deposits; and offers lending and credit card, ATM processing, and wealth management and trust services. It serves customers through 181 financial centers in 29 South Carolina counties, 9 North Carolina counties, 19 Georgia counties, and 4 Virginia counties. The company was formerly known as First Financial Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to South State Corporation in July 2013. South State Corporation was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. Receive SSB News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for SSB and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry State commercial banks Sub-IndustryRegional Banks SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:SSB Previous Symbol CUSIP78401V10 Webwww.southstatebank.com Phone800-277-2175Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.05 Current Ratio0.94 Quick Ratio0.94Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.78 Forward P/E Ratio13.04 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$712.96 million Price / Sales3.60 Cash Flow$5.1246 per share Price / Cash Flow13.72 Book Value$62.81 per share Price / Book1.12Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.50 Net Income$178.87 million Net Margins24.99% Return on Equity8.61% Return on Assets1.38%Miscellaneous Employees2,719 Outstanding Shares36,527,000Market Cap$2.57 billion OptionableOptionable South State (NASDAQ:SSB) Frequently Asked Questions What is South State's stock symbol? South State trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SSB." How often does South State pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for South State? South State announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 29th. Investors of record on Friday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.38 per share on Friday, February 22nd. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 14th. This is a positive change from South State's previous quarterly dividend of $0.36. View South State's Dividend History. How will South State's stock buyback program work? South State announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Thursday, April 6th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback 750,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were South State's earnings last quarter? South State Corp (NASDAQ:SSB) posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January, 28th. The bank reported $1.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.32 by $0.03. The bank earned $162.03 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $160.79 million. South State had a return on equity of 8.61% and a net margin of 24.99%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.30 EPS. View South State's Earnings History. When is South State's next earnings date? South State is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for South State. What price target have analysts set for SSB? 6 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for South State's shares. Their forecasts range from $57.00 to $90.00. On average, they anticipate South State's share price to reach $76.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for South State. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for South State? 6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for South State in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for South State. Has South State been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about SSB stock has been trending neutral on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. South State earned a media sentiment score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the bank a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of South State's key competitors? Some companies that are related to South State include East West Bancorp (EWBC), Signature Bank (SBNY), Commerce Bancshares (CBSH), Popular (BPOP), Prosperity Bancshares (PB), First Citizens BancShares (FCNCA), Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL), Investors Bancorp (ISBC), IBERIABANK (IBKC), First Financial Bankshares (FFIN), Bank Ozk (OZK), Wintrust Financial (WTFC), United Bankshares (UBSI), Associated Banc (ASB) and First Hawaiian (FHB). Who are South State's key executives? South State's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Robert R. Hill Jr., CEO & Director (Age 51)Mr. John C. Pollok, Sr. EVP, CFO & Director (Age 52)Ms. Renee R. Brooks, Chief Operating Officer (Age 48)Mr. Joseph E. Burns, Sr. EVP & Chief Credit Officer (Age 63)Mr. John F. Windley, Chief Banking Officer (Age 65) Who are South State's major shareholders? South State's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.32%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.31%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (3.21%), Fenimore Asset Management Inc. (2.40%), Northern Trust Corp (2.06%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.02%). Company insiders that own South State stock include Alton Clarence Phillips, James C Cherry, Joe E Burns, John C Pollok, John F Windley, Keith S Rainwater, M Oswald Fogle, Martin Bernard Davis, Paula Harper Bethea, Robert H Demere Jr, Robert R Hill Jr and Robert R Horger. View Institutional Ownership Trends for South State. Which institutional investors are selling South State stock? SSB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mendon Capital Advisors Corp, Channing Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, New York State Common Retirement Fund, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC, Comerica Bank and Raymond James & Associates. Company insiders that have sold South State company stock in the last year include James C Cherry, Joe E Burns, John C Pollok, John F Windley, Keith S Rainwater and Robert R Hill Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for South State. Which institutional investors are buying South State stock? SSB stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fenimore Asset Management Inc., Tributary Capital Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Millennium Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C and Victory Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have bought South State stock in the last two years include Martin Bernard Davis, Paula Harper Bethea and Robert H Demere Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for South State. How do I buy shares of South State? Shares of SSB can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is South State's stock price today? One share of SSB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $70.31. How big of a company is South State? South State has a market capitalization of $2.57 billion and generates $712.96 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $178.87 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.50 on an earnings per share basis. South State employs 2,719 workers across the globe. What is South State's official website? The official website for South State is http://www.southstatebank.com. How can I contact South State? South State's mailing address is 520 GERVAIS STREET, COLUMBIA SC, 29201. The bank can be reached via phone at 800-277-2175. MarketBeat Community Rating for South State (NASDAQ SSB)Community Ranking: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 292 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 334 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 626MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about South State and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SSB will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SSB will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How Do You Make Money With Penny Stocks?