HomeCompaniesIs Raymond James Financial Inc. (RJF) Stock Paving the Way for Earnings?

Is Raymond James Financial Inc. (RJF) Stock Paving the Way for Earnings?

JMP Securities raised the price target for the Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE:RJF) stock from “a Mkt outperform” to “a Mkt perform”. The rating was released on January 10, 2022. The research report from Wells Fargo has upgraded the stock from Underweight to Overweight, with a price target set at $120. The stock was upgraded by Wolfe Research, who disclosed in a research note on January 05, 2021, from Peer Perform to Outperform and set the price objective to $111. In their research brief published January 05, 2021, Goldman analysts upgraded the Raymond James Financial Inc. stock from Sell to Buy with a price target of $110.

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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture

The share price of Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE:RJF) raised 0.06% to close Friday’s market session at $108.44, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $106.06 and $108.60 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 999607 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.05 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -0.58% within the last five trades and 11.00% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 31.15% in the last 6 months and 8.21% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. RJF stock is trading at a margin of 5.39%, 7.92% and 17.17% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.

As of the close of trading, RJF deals in the Financial domain. The stock is trading -1.74 percent below its 52-week high and 72.29 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 55.66. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.

What Does Raymond James Financial Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?

With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 18.10 percent and the profit margin is 14.20 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 96.00 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.

The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $21.83 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE:RJF) is 16.32. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 13.69. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 2.20 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 2.70, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.

Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?

Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.40 percent of Raymond James Financial Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 77.20 percent are held by financial institutions. Bunn James E, the Pres-GlobEq&Inv Banking-RJA at Raymond James Financial Inc. (RJF) has sold 6,447 shares of firm on Dec 14 at a price of $96.15 against the total amount of $0.62 million. In another inside trade, Raney Steven M, President & CEO RJBank of Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE:RJF) sold 5,000 shares of the firm on Dec 02 for a total worth of $0.48 million at a price of $96.12. An inside trade which took place on Dec 01, EVP, Gen Counsel, Secy of Raymond James Financial Inc. Santelli Jonathan N sold 3,400 shares of firm against total price of $0.34 million at the cost of $100.05 per share.

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Peggy Goldman
Peggy Goldman, CFA, is an independent monetary author and speculator. I have worked for both sell-side and purchase side firms (values and fixed salary), with the biggest level of my working time spent in drug tech. Now I am presently viably in a “working retirement”.


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