NYSE:SFE - Safeguard Scientifics Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $10.45 +0.08 (+0.77 %) (As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$10.37Today's Range$10.38 - $10.4652-Week Range$7.98 - $13.95Volume45,300 shsAverage Volume66,428 shsMarket Capitalization$215.76 millionP/E Ratio-2.41Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.02 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. no longer investing. It is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in expansion financings, growth capital, management buyouts, recapitalizations, industry consolidations, corporate spinouts, growth stage, and early stage financings. It initially invests in a Series A-C round and opportunistically in a seed round. The firm prefers to make investments in companies engaged in the technology, financial services, and healthcare sector. Within the technology sector, it invests in software as a service, adtech / digital media, Internet of Everything, enhanced security, predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, enterprise software, technology enabled services, internet/new media, financial technology, cloud, mobile, social, big data, in memory, and selected business services with capital requirements of up to $25 million. Within healthcare sector, the firm invests in molecular and point-of-care diagnostics, medical devices, regenerative medicine, medical technology, digital health, healthcare technology, specialty pharmaceuticals, and selected healthcare services. It invests throughout the United States with a focus on Mid-Atlantic region, and Southeastern Canada. The firm primarily invests between $5 million and $25 million in growth equity financing and between $5 million and $10 million in early-stage financing. It typically invests in the capital structures including owner financed and bootstrapped companies, corporate division or business unit, and venture capital-backed seeking a growth partner. The firm prefers to be the largest shareholder in its portfolio companies, with ownership in the range of 20 percent to 50 percent. However, it may occasionally take a majority or smaller stake in its portfolio companies. It prefers to invest in companies having proprietary technology and intellectual property. The firm prefers to take a Board seat in its portfolio companies. The company was founded in 1953 as Lancaster Corporation and changed its name to Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. in 1981. Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania with an additional office in Weston, Massachusetts. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Investors, not elsewhere classified Sub-IndustryAsset Management & Custody Banks SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:SFE Previous Symbol CUSIP78644920 CIK86115 Webwww.safeguard.com Phone610-293-0600Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.76 Current Ratio2.58 Quick Ratio2.58Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-2.41 Forward P/E Ratio-11.74 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual SalesN/A Price / SalesN/A Cash FlowN/A Price / Cash FlowN/A Book Value$4.01 per share Price / Book2.61Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($4.34) Net Income$-88,570,000.00 Net MarginsN/A Return on Equity-24.26% Return on Assets-10.61%Miscellaneous Employees33 Outstanding Shares20,647,000Market Cap$215.76 million Next Earnings Date2/28/2019 (Confirmed) OptionableOptionable Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) Frequently Asked Questions What is Safeguard Scientifics' stock symbol? Safeguard Scientifics trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SFE." How were Safeguard Scientifics' earnings last quarter? Safeguard Scientifics, Inc (NYSE:SFE) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The asset manager reported $1.56 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.05. View Safeguard Scientifics' Earnings History. When is Safeguard Scientifics' next earnings date? Safeguard Scientifics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Safeguard Scientifics. What price target have analysts set for SFE? 3 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Safeguard Scientifics' stock. Their forecasts range from $14.50 to $25.00. On average, they anticipate Safeguard Scientifics' stock price to reach $19.8333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 89.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Safeguard Scientifics. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Safeguard Scientifics? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Safeguard Scientifics in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Safeguard Scientifics. Has Safeguard Scientifics been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about SFE stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Safeguard Scientifics earned a news sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the asset manager a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Safeguard Scientifics' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Safeguard Scientifics include Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital (PFLT), PennantPark Investment (PNNT), Gladstone Investment (GAIN), Capital Southwest (CSWC), Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC (TPVG), Arlington Asset Investment (AI), Oaktree Strategic Income (OCSI), Stellus Capital Investment (SCM), THL Credit (TCRD), OFS Capital (OFS), Capitala Finance (CPTA), KCAP Financial (KCAP), Garrison Capital (GARS), CM Finance (CMFN) and Firsthand Technology Value Fund (SVVC). What other stocks do shareholders of Safeguard Scientifics own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Safeguard Scientifics investors own include CA (CA), Endologix (ELGX), BlackRock (BLK), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Athabasca Oil (ATH), NIC (EGOV), Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW), Zoetis (ZTS), Transocean (RIG) and Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (OZM). Who are Safeguard Scientifics' key executives? Safeguard Scientifics' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Brian J. Sisko, Pres & CEO (Age 58)Mr. Mark A. Herndon, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 50)Mr. John E. Shave III, Sr. VP of Investor Relations and Corp. CommunicationsMr. G. Matthew Barnard, Gen. Counsel & Sec.Dr. Gary J. Kurtzman, Sr. VP & MD of Healthcare (Age 64) Who are Safeguard Scientifics' major shareholders? Safeguard Scientifics' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include First Manhattan Co. (7.01%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.03%), Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. (4.26%), Northern Trust Corp (1.21%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.93%) and Legal & General Group Plc (0.45%). Company insiders that own Safeguard Scientifics stock include Brian J Sisko, Ira M Lubert, Mark Herndon and Russell D Glass. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Safeguard Scientifics. Which major investors are selling Safeguard Scientifics stock? SFE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including New York State Common Retirement Fund, First Manhattan Co., Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC, Cubic Asset Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, FNY Investment Advisers LLC, Capital Management Associates NY and Northern Trust Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Safeguard Scientifics. Which major investors are buying Safeguard Scientifics stock? SFE stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C., Mycio Wealth Partners LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors LP, Requisite Energy Fund I LP, Geode Capital Management LLC, Rhumbline Advisers and Legal & General Group Plc. Company insiders that have bought Safeguard Scientifics stock in the last two years include Brian J Sisko, Mark Herndon and Russell D Glass. View Insider Buying and Selling for Safeguard Scientifics. How do I buy shares of Safeguard Scientifics? Shares of SFE 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 Safeguard Scientifics' stock price today? One share of SFE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $10.45. How big of a company is Safeguard Scientifics? Safeguard Scientifics has a market capitalization of $215.76 million. The asset manager earns $-88,570,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($4.34) on an earnings per share basis. Safeguard Scientifics employs 33 workers across the globe. What is Safeguard Scientifics' official website? The official website for Safeguard Scientifics is http://www.safeguard.com. How can I contact Safeguard Scientifics? Safeguard Scientifics' mailing address is 170 NORTH RADNOR-CHESTER ROAD SUITE 200, RADNOR PA, 19087. The asset manager can be reached via phone at 610-293-0600 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE SFE)Community Ranking: 2.8 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 191 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 155 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 346MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Safeguard Scientifics and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SFE will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SFE will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What impact do institutional investors have on markets?