Insider Trading At First Horizon Corporation (NYSE: FHN): What Did We Note?

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First Horizon Corporation (NYSE:FHN) traded at $18.27 at close of the session on Tuesday, 01/11/22, made an upward move of 0.44% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $18.19 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.44 with the day’s price range being $17.995 – $18.33. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 10.37. In terms of its 52-week price range, FHN has a high of $19.45 and a low of $13.44. The company’s stock has gained about 11.88% over that past 30 days.

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First Horizon Corporation has a market cap of $9.72 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Jan 20, 2022. With its Forward Dividend at 0.60 and a yield of 3.28%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the FHN stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.38, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $1.97 for 2021 and $1.51 for next year. These figures represent 61.50% and -23.40% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $728.77 million, with a low of $712.1 million and a high of $738 million. The median projection represents growth adding up to -10.00% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2021 is expected to hit $3.07 billion, or 17.00% up from figures reported last year.

There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the FHN stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of Hold, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Buy.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the FHN stock currently stands at 1.09, and the current price level is 10.40% off its SMA20 and 9.01% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 69.39 while the volatility over the past week is 2.79% and jumps to 2.44% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.40, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.47.

Let’s briefly compare First Horizon Corporation (FHN) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of 0.44% and 20.04% over the past 12 months for FHN competes that of The PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (PNC), which has seen its stock price rise 0.62% in the last trading session and was 38.40% over the last one year. Another of its peers Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. (PNFP) has gained 2.16% previous session, and was 53.14% up over the past year, while Synovus Financial Corp. (SNV) was also down -0.09% in the last session, while its price remained in the green at 40.65% over the same period. First Horizon Corporation has a P/E ratio of 10.37 compared to The PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s 17.07 and Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc.’s 16.79. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at 0.92% and 0.51%, respectively, at close of the trading.

Coming back to First Horizon Corporation (NYSE:FHN), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 3.95 million. Current shares outstanding are 545.82 million.

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The insiders hold 0.50% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 83.70%. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock 11.88% up in year-to-date price movement.

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