NYSE:SFE - Safeguard Scientifics Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$8.91 -0.08 (-0.89 %)
(As of 12/18/2018 01:44 PM ET)
Previous Close$8.99
Today's Range$8.79 - $8.96
52-Week Range$7.98 - $13.95
Volume1,548 shs
Average Volume84,660 shs
Market Capitalization$191.19 million
P/E Ratio-2.05
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.16
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
Phone610-293-0600

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.76
Current Ratio2.58
Quick Ratio2.58

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio-2.05
Forward P/E Ratio-10.01
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 / Book2.22

Profitability

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 Shares20,650,000
Market Cap$191.19 million
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) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The asset manager reported $1.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates 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, March 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Safeguard Scientifics.

What price target have analysts set for SFE?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Safeguard Scientifics' shares. Their forecasts range from $14.50 to $25.00. On average, they expect Safeguard Scientifics' share price to reach $19.8333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 122.6% 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?

Media headlines about SFE stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Safeguard Scientifics earned a coverage optimism score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the asset manager a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Safeguard Scientifics' key competitors?

Who are Safeguard Scientifics' key executives?

Safeguard Scientifics' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Brian J. Sisko, Pres & CEO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Mark A. Herndon, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 49)
  • Mr. John E. Shave III, Sr. VP of Investor Relations and Corp. Communications
  • Mr. G. Matthew Barnard, Gen. Counsel & Sec.
  • Mr. Mark A. Mitchell, VP & MD of Technology

Who are Safeguard Scientifics' major shareholders?

Safeguard Scientifics' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include First Manhattan Co. (7.63%), Vanguard Group Inc (5.87%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.87%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.20%), Zuckerman Investment Group LLC (3.95%) and Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.30%). 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 institutional investors are selling Safeguard Scientifics stock?

SFE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Vanguard Group Inc, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Teton Advisors Inc., Cubic Asset Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC and DNB Asset Management AS. View Insider Buying and Selling for Safeguard Scientifics.

Which institutional 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., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Janus Henderson Group PLC, Zuckerman Investment Group LLC, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Trexquant Investment LP, First Manhattan Co. and Prudential Financial Inc.. 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 $8.91.

How big of a company is Safeguard Scientifics?

Safeguard Scientifics has a market capitalization of $191.19 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  189 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  150 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  339
MarketBeat'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 12/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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