Safeguard Scientifics Company Profile (NYSE:SFE)

About Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)

Safeguard Scientifics logoSafeguard Scientifics, Inc. is engaged in providing capital to technology companies within the fields of healthcare, financial services and digital media. The Company holds interest in companies, which it refers to as partner companies. As of December 31, 2016, the Company held interests in 29 non-consolidated partner companies. The Company offers operational and management support to each of its partner companies. In addition to management and operational support, the Company offers ongoing planning and development assessment. It provides mentoring, advice and guidance to develop partner company management. The Company serves on the boards of directors of its partner companies, working with them to develop and implement strategic and operating plans. It measures and monitors achievement of these plans through regular review of operational and financial performance measurements.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Asset Management
  • Sub-Industry: Asset Management & Custody Banks
  • Symbol: NYSE:SFE
  • CUSIP: 78644920
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $224.97 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 20,359,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $12.11
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $12.33
  • 52 Week Range: $10.60 - $14.38
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -5.88
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: N/A
  • Price / Sales: N/A
  • Book Value: $7.25 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.52
  • EBIDTA: ($18,080,000.00)
  • Return on Equity: -7.64%
  • Return on Assets: -5.80%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.27%
  • Current Ratio: 10.49%
  • Quick Ratio: 10.49%
  • Average Volume: 78,171 shs.
  • Beta: 1.3
  • Short Ratio: 5.49

Frequently Asked Questions for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)

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 earnings results on Friday, April, 28th. The company reported ($1.08) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.53) by $0.55. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.76) EPS. View Safeguard Scientifics' Earnings History.

Who are some of Safeguard Scientifics' key competitors?

Who owns Safeguard Scientifics stock?

Safeguard Scientifics' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include First Manhattan Co. (8.38%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.28%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.07%), Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA (3.16%), Ariel Investments LLC (3.11%) and Bank of Montreal Can (2.70%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Safeguard Scientifics.

Who sold Safeguard Scientifics stock? Who is selling Safeguard Scientifics stock?

Safeguard Scientifics' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA, William Blair Investment Management LLC, Heartland Advisors Inc., Morgan Stanley, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Jupiter Asset Management Ltd., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and United Services Automobile Association. View Insider Buying and Selling for Safeguard Scientifics.

Who bought Safeguard Scientifics stock? Who is buying Safeguard Scientifics stock?

Safeguard Scientifics' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ariel Investments LLC, Henderson Group PLC, Cubic Asset Management LLC, First Manhattan Co., Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC, Citadel Advisors LLC, Teton Advisors Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Safeguard Scientifics.

How do I buy Safeguard Scientifics stock?

Shares of Safeguard Scientifics can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Safeguard Scientifics stock cost?

One share of Safeguard Scientifics stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.05.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating
Consensus Rating:Sell (Score: 1.00)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Analysts' Ratings History for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/16/2017ValuEngineDowngradeSell -> Strong SellHighView Rating Details
10/26/2015Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingBuy$24.00 -> $22.50N/AView Rating Details
7/22/2015Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingMarket Perform$29.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)
Earnings by Quarter for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)
Earnings History by Quarter for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/28/2017Q1 2017($0.53)($1.08)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/2/2017Q4 2016($1.01)($1.07)ViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316($0.74)($1.18)ViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$1.47$1.92ViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116($0.60)($0.76)ViewListenView Earnings Details
3/3/2016Q415$0.11($0.69)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2015Q315($0.30)($0.56)$86.30 million$114.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215($0.40)($0.91)ViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q1($0.66)($0.70)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/5/2015Q4($0.68)($0.73)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2014Q314($0.55)($0.60)ViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214($0.47)($0.35)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$1.33$1.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/6/2014Q413$0.19$1.10ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313($0.54)($0.90)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013($0.43)($1.33)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013($0.44)($0.57)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/7/2013Q4 2012($0.42)($0.51)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2012($0.38)($0.42)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012($0.25)($0.48)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2012$0.36($1.18)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.17$0.98ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.16)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q2 20171($0.08)($0.08)($0.08)
Q4 20171($0.08)($0.08)($0.08)
Q1 20181($1.12)($1.12)($1.12)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.67%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 77.30%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/31/2016Stephen T ZarrilliCEOBuy2,100$11.84$24,864.00View SEC Filing  
9/14/2016Stephen T ZarrilliCEOBuy3,900$12.75$49,725.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2015Julie A DobsonDirectorSell12,498$18.26$228,213.48View SEC Filing  
12/12/2014Jeffrey B McgroartyCFOSell7,553$18.75$141,618.75View SEC Filing  
9/11/2013Julie A DobsonDirectorSell4,166$14.74$61,406.84View SEC Filing  
7/30/2013Jack L MessmanDirectorSell3,528$14.91$52,602.48View SEC Filing  
7/29/2013Jack L MessmanDirectorSell7,305$14.96$109,282.80View SEC Filing  
11/23/2012Stephen T ZarrilliCEOBuy1,300$14.31$18,603.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2012James A DatinDirectorBuy1,787$14.09$25,178.83View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)
Latest Headlines for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)
DateHeadline logoSafeguard Scientifics Annual Meeting Of Shareholders To Be Held On Wednesday, May 24th - May 22 at 9:04 AM logoLumesis, Inc. Launches New Platform Focusing on Municipal Issuers and Municipal Advisors - May 18 at 1:01 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics, Inc (SFE) Downgraded by ValuEngine to Strong Sell - May 16 at 3:27 PM logoBRIEF-Safeguard Scientifics enters into new $75 mln secured credit facility - May 12 at 11:51 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics Enters into $75M Secured Credit Facility to Pursue Long-term Growth Opportunities - May 12 at 11:51 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics Enters Into New $75 Million Secured Credit Facility - May 12 at 11:51 PM logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades Safeguard Scientifics, Inc (SFE) to Hold - May 7 at 3:34 PM logoQ1 2018 Earnings Estimate for Safeguard Scientifics, Inc (SFE) Issued By First Analysis - May 4 at 5:50 PM logoFavorable Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Safeguard Scientifics (SFE) Stock Price - May 2 at 9:46 AM logoSomewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Safeguard Scientifics (SFE) Share Price - April 29 at 11:09 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics, Inc (SFE) Posts Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.55 EPS - April 28 at 11:48 PM logoEdited Transcript of SFE earnings conference call or presentation 27-Apr-17 1:00pm GMT - April 28 at 1:16 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics, Inc (SFE) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.55 EPS - April 27 at 10:30 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics reports 1Q loss - April 27 at 9:54 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics (SFE) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds - April 26 at 5:30 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics (SFE) Earning Positive News Coverage, Report Finds - April 23 at 9:17 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics (SFE) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.33 - April 21 at 12:14 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics (SFE) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.31 - April 17 at 6:13 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics (SFE) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds - April 14 at 9:53 PM logoInfoBionic Names Industry Veteran Stuart Long Chief Executive Officer - April 7 at 12:32 PM logoSylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Partners with Syapse to Launch New Precision Medicine Initiative - April 7 at 12:32 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics To Present At The Sidoti & Company Spring 2017 Convention - March 29 at 10:15 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics To Release First Quarter 2017 Financial Results On Thursday, April 27th - March 27 at 9:15 AM logoVitalTrax First Company to Receive Seed Capital from Digital Health Funding Initiative - March 22 at 7:39 PM logoZacks: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc (SFE) Receives Average Rating of "" from Analysts - March 21 at 10:49 AM logoStonegate Capital Partners Initiates Coverage on Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. - March 20 at 5:51 PM logoSAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - March 3 at 7:47 PM logo6:04 am Safeguard Sci misses by $0.30 - March 2 at 7:54 PM logoSAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and - March 2 at 7:54 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics To Present At The 2nd Annual Disruptive Growth & Healthcare Conference - February 14 at 6:15 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics to Release Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Financial Results on Thursday, March 2nd - February 3 at 4:06 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics To Present At NobleCon13 - January 30 at 9:29 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics To Present At The 19th Annual Needham Growth Conference - January 9 at 10:17 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics (SFE) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 11.7% - December 29 at 8:30 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics Inc. (SFE) Climbed To Over A 3-Month High - December 29 at 8:30 AM logo[$$] Roundup of Form D Regulatory Filings--Dec. 14 - December 14 at 10:21 PM logoEarly Stage Digital Health Companies In Philadelphia Get Boost With $6 Million Funding Initiative - December 8 at 8:31 AM logoLumesis, Inc. November 2016 DIVER Geo Scores Released - December 6 at 8:41 AM logoMarket Has Not Yet Noticed Potential in Safeguard Scientifics (SFE); Have You? - November 22 at 12:04 PM logoT-REX Raises $10M Series B Financing To Enhance Liquidity In Structured Product Markets - November 17 at 11:38 AM logoQuanticMind Joins Microsoft Bing Elite Partner Program - November 15 at 11:05 AM logoQuanticMind Smashes Year-on-Year Record with Powerful Q3 Results - November 8 at 11:07 AM logoSAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS INC Financials - November 3 at 7:25 PM logoAdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions To Participate In National Compliance And Ethics Week - November 2 at 10:56 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics defended after disappointing quarter - October 31 at 11:19 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics Announces Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results - October 28 at 7:02 PM logoQ3 2016 Safeguard Scientifics Inc Earnings Release - Before Market Open - October 27 at 12:19 PM logoSAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition - October 27 at 12:19 PM logoSAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year, Financ - October 20 at 7:33 PM logoTrice Medical Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance for mi-eye 2 - October 6 at 12:51 PM



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