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Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 12087.57. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Regions Financial Corporation is 9.78 (with a change from open of 1.56%), this in conjunction with a target price of 10.12. Volume today has so far reached 4752582, with an average volume of about 18885.03. The GAP for this stock, is 0.73%.

The P/E ratio is 12.03, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 10.58. The current EPS for Regions Financial Corporation, is 0.8, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -2.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 1.67%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Regions Financial Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 8.52% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.58%. Quarter over quarter is -0.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 7.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 27.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -4.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 76.70%. Shares outstanding is 1264.39, while shares float is at a value of 1250.16. Float short for Regions Financial Corporation is 2.65% and the short ratio is 1.75.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.25, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.25. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is and their operating margin is 81.80%. The profit margin is 27.40%.

Regions Financial Corporation has seen returns on assets of 0.80%, and on investment, 13.70%. Return on equity is 6.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.16. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.22, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.73 and Price/cash is 2.78, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 14.85.

The simple moving averages are 4.81% and 11.60% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.98% and the 52 week low is 42.64%.

Regions Financial Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.62%, with a current price of 9.78. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 30.80%. This is in an industry, Regional – Southeast Banks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Regions Financial Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Regional – Southeast Banks industry means that Regions Financial Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -2.75%, with performance for the month coming to 0.77%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 5.87%, and for the half year the performance is 5.72%. Volatility for this week is 2.51% and for the month this is 1.91%.

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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