Franklin Financial Network, Inc. (NYSE:FSB) Upgraded at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Franklin Financial Network, Inc. (NYSE:FSB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday, October 21st.

Other analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Franklin Financial Network from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, July 3rd. Sandler O’Neill began coverage on Franklin Financial Network in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. They issued a hold rating and a $43.00 target price on the stock. Compass Point reissued a buy rating and issued a $43.00 target price (down previously from $47.00) on shares of Franklin Financial Network in a report on Friday, October 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a neutral rating and issued a $39.00 target price (down previously from $41.50) on shares of Franklin Financial Network in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Hovde Group initiated coverage on Franklin Financial Network in a research note on Friday, August 4th. They set a market perform rating and a $38.00 price objective on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $40.20.

Franklin Financial Network (FSB) traded up $0.05 during trading on Friday, hitting $32.00. The stock had a trading volume of 72,491 shares, compared to its average volume of 67,556. Franklin Financial Network has a twelve month low of $30.30 and a twelve month high of $44.30. The stock has a market capitalization of $422.69, a PE ratio of 13.22, a PEG ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 0.76 and a quick ratio of 0.75.

Franklin Financial Network (NYSE:FSB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.02. Franklin Financial Network had a return on equity of 11.71% and a net margin of 23.70%. The firm had revenue of $27.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.97 million. sell-side analysts expect that Franklin Financial Network will post 2.49 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Citadel Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Franklin Financial Network during the third quarter worth about $888,000. Context BH Capital Management LP lifted its position in Franklin Financial Network by 43.7% during the third quarter. Context BH Capital Management LP now owns 157,448 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $5,613,000 after buying an additional 47,912 shares during the period. JCSD Capital LLC lifted its position in Franklin Financial Network by 30.8% during the third quarter. JCSD Capital LLC now owns 235,403 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $8,392,000 after buying an additional 55,403 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its position in Franklin Financial Network by 11.9% during the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 30,464 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,086,000 after buying an additional 3,240 shares during the period. Finally, Smith Moore & CO. purchased a new position in shares of Franklin Financial Network in the 3rd quarter worth about $214,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 60.22% of the company’s stock.

Franklin Financial Network Company Profile

Franklin Financial Network, Inc is a financial holding company. Through its bank subsidiary, Franklin Synergy Bank (the Bank), a commercial bank, the Company provides a range of banking and related financial services. The Company focuses on the provision of services to small businesses, corporate entities, local governments and individuals.

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