Earnings Around the Corner for Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF)

Earnings is just around the corner for Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) as the firm is slated to issue their report on 10/18/2016 8:30:00 AM.  The firm has most recently posted quarter over quarter growth of -0.50% and sales growth of 7.80% quarter over quarter.  

In terms of the trend lines, Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) shares are currently -3.91% off of their 52-week high and 46.74% off from the 52-week low point.  The stock is 14.23% from the 200-day moving average and 3.45% from the 50-day average.  The Relative Strength Index for the stock stands at 54.66.

Increased volatility should be expected heading into and immediately after the Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) earnings report.  According to the most recent data, the average true range stands at 0.23 which is a measure of the most recent volatility.  The number is an exponential 14-day moving average of the True Ranges (range of each trading day’s high and low).  The average volatility for the week stands at 2.12% and 2.17% for the past month. The relative volume (ratio between current volume and 3-month average) stands at 0.90.  

Potential Upside

So is there any potential upside for the stock if Regions Financial Corporation is able to meet or beat earnings?  Analysts, on a consensus basis have a $10.28 on the stock, compared to a recent bid of $10.06.  The average broker recommendation yields a score of 2.40, which is an integer based calculation from all of the buy, sell and hold recommendations from sell-side analysts.  


Heading into the earnings report, 0.10% shares are held by company insiders.  On the institutional front, 77.20% of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) are owned by firms or funds.  Over the past few months, insider transactions have trended -11.14% while institutions saw a change of 0.71% in company stock. 


Year to date, Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) holders have seen returns of 5.81%.  Over the past month the stock moved 4.52% and most recently shares over the past five trading days have moved -3.59%.

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