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Is Regions Financial Corporation(NYSE: RF), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. Regions Financial Corporation is in the Regional – Southeast Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Regions Financial Corporation, is 17707.72, and so far today it has a volume of 14436100. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 9.75%.

To help you determine whether Regions Financial Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 12.98 and forward P/E is 11.42. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Regions Financial Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.31. P/S ratio is 3.48 and the P/B ratio is 0.79. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3 and 16.04 respectively.

At the current price Regions Financial Corporation is trading at, 10.32 (0.10% today), Regions Financial Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.42%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 30.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.8, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.52% after growing -2.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -0.50%, and 7.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1265, and the number of shares float is 1250.16. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 76.70%. The float short is 3.16%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.23. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.80%, and also a return on investment of 13.70%.

The ability for Regions Financial Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.25 and total debt/equity is 0.25. In terms of margins, Regions Financial Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 81.80%, and Regions Financial Corporation has a profit margin of 27.40%.

The 52 week high is -0.58%, with 50.51% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.76% and the 200 day simple moving average is 17.50%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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