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: Investment Management & Fund Operators
  • Sub-Industry: Asset Management & Custody Banks
  • Symbol: NYSE:SFE
  • CUSIP: 78644920
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $262.31 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 20,413,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $12.19
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $12.03
  • 52 Week Range: $10.60 - $14.10
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -3.01
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: N/A
  • Price / Sales: N/A
  • Book Value: $5.79 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.24
  • EBIDTA: ($17,720,000.00)
  • Return on Equity: -61.90%
  • Return on Assets: -42.77%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.38%
  • Current Ratio: 1.20%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.20%
  • Average Volume: 48,019 shs.
  • Beta: 1.3
  • Short Ratio: 10.14

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) announced its earnings results on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported ($1.43) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($1.11) by $0.32. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.92 EPS. View Safeguard Scientifics' Earnings History.

When will Safeguard Scientifics make its next earnings announcement?

Safeguard Scientifics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Safeguard Scientifics.

Who are some of Safeguard Scientifics' key competitors?

Who are Safeguard Scientifics' key executives?

Safeguard Scientifics' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Robert J. Rosenthal Ph.D., Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Stephen T. Zarrilli, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Jeffrey B. McGroarty CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Brian J. Sisko J.D., Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Managing Director
  • Mara Glickman Aspinall, Independent Director
  • Julie A. Dobson, Independent Director
  • Stephen Fisher, Independent Director
  • George MacKenzie Jr., Independent Director
  • John Joseph Roberts CPA, Independent Director

Who owns Safeguard Scientifics stock?

Safeguard Scientifics' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include First Manhattan Co. (8.33%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.62%), Royal Bank of Canada (4.65%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.02%), Bank of Montreal Can (2.70%) and State Street Corp (1.88%). 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 TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, First Manhattan Co., American Research & Management Co., Vanguard Group Inc., Emerald Advisers Inc. PA, Cubic Asset Management LLC, California State Teachers Retirement System and Royal Bank of Canada. 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 Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Citadel Advisors LLC, State Street Corp, Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC, Pennsylvania Trust Co, Capital Management Associates NY and Goodman Financial Corp. 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.

What is Safeguard Scientifics' stock price today?

One share of Safeguard Scientifics stock can currently be purchased for approximately $12.95.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE SFE)
Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  83 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  79 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  162
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Safeguard Scientifics and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: No ratings tracked in the last 12 months.
Consensus Rating:N/A (Score: NaN)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Analysts' Ratings History for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/26/2015Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingBuy$24.00 -> $22.50N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/21/2015 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
10/25/2017($0.51)N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q2 2017($1.11)($1.43)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
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)
Q2 20181($1.09)($1.09)($1.09)
(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: 77.59%
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 logoAdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions Announces Presentation at the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Center (OAASC) 2017 Annual Conference and Infection Prevention Seminar - September 20 at 8:52 AM logoContrasting Gamco Investors (GBL) & Safeguard Scientifics (SFE) - September 12 at 2:32 PM logoFinancial Review: Safeguard Scientifics (SFE) & its Peers - September 11 at 12:10 AM logoGoldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) vs. Safeguard Scientifics (SFE) Head-To-Head Analysis - September 9 at 10:24 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics To Host New York City Investor Luncheon On October 10th - September 8 at 8:08 AM logoAdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions Hires Nationally Recognized Anesthesia And Practice Management Expert - September 5 at 8:20 AM logoBank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) (BK) versus Safeguard Scientifics (SFE) Financial Contrast - September 4 at 8:30 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics, Inc. (SFE) Upgraded by ValuEngine to Sell - September 2 at 3:04 PM logoAdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions Recertified In HIPAA & HITECH Compliance For Fifth Consecutive Year - August 23 at 11:24 AM logo Analysts Expect Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (SFE) to Post -$1.11 EPS - August 16 at 12:20 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE) Rating Lowered to Strong Sell at ValuEngine - August 7 at 10:36 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell - August 2 at 8:32 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics, Inc. to Post Q2 2018 Earnings of ($1.09) Per Share, First Analysis Forecasts (NYSE:SFE) - July 31 at 8:47 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.32 EPS - July 29 at 6:47 PM logo-$1.10 EPS Expected for Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (SFE) This Quarter - July 28 at 8:24 PM logoNoteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: SFE, SAVE, DAL - July 28 at 7:52 AM logoEdited Transcript of SFE earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 1:00pm GMT - July 28 at 7:51 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics Announces Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results - July 27 at 7:19 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics reports 2Q loss - July 27 at 7:19 AM logoReviewing Safeguard Scientifics (SFE) and Arlington Asset Investment Corp (AI) - July 24 at 9:02 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics (SFE) and Franklin Resources (BEN) Financial Survey - July 23 at 10:34 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics, Inc. (SFE) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - July 18 at 9:29 AM logoComparing Arlington Asset Investment Corp (AI) & Safeguard Scientifics (SFE) - July 15 at 12:03 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics, Inc. (SFE) Upgraded by BidaskClub to "Buy" - July 14 at 12:01 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE) Lowered to "Strong Sell" at Zacks Investment Research - July 4 at 7:25 AM logoSafeguard Scientifics To Release Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results On Thursday, July 27th - June 27 at 7:52 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics, Inc. (SFE) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Strong Sell" - June 24 at 7:06 AM logoCloudMine Appoints Stephen Wray Chief Executive Officer - June 8 at 2:38 AM logoStonegate Capital Partners Updates Coverage on Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. - June 8 at 2:38 AM logoTrice Medical Closes $19.3 Million Series C Financing To Address Increased Demand For Mi-Eye - June 6 at 10:18 PM logoSafeguard Scientifics, Inc (SFE) Lifted to "Sell" at ValuEngine - June 3 at 10:56 AM logoGlenmede Hires Jordan Savitch as Managing Director, General Counsel and Director of Business Assurance - May 30 at 7:26 PM logoCEO Steve Zarrilli's Letter To Safeguard Scientifics Shareholders - May 26 at 6:53 AM logoT-REX Adds Strategic Investment From innogy - May 24 at 9:30 AM 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



Safeguard Scientifics (SFE) Chart for Thursday, September, 21, 2017

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