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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.54
SF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. SF: 0.54 )
SF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 3.63
Current: 0.54

0.04
3.63
Equity to Asset 0.23
SF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. SF: 0.23 )
SF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.23

0.11
0.38
Interest Coverage 3.99
SF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 13.12 vs. SF: 3.99 )
SF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 9.84
Current: 3.99

0.17
9.84
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.69
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.32
SF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 17.55 vs. SF: 12.32 )
SF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -87.47   Max: 14.84
Current: 12.32

-87.47
14.84
Net-margin (%) 9.73
SF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 13.40 vs. SF: 9.73 )
SF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.26   Max: 9.38
Current: 9.73

-6.26
9.38
ROE (%) 9.61
SF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 7.13 vs. SF: 9.61 )
SF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.08   Max: 17.63
Current: 9.61

-16.08
17.63
ROA (%) 2.18
SF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. SF: 2.18 )
SF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.48   Max: 6.05
Current: 2.18

-2.48
6.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 220.56
SF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 107.69 vs. SF: 220.56 )
SF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -105.04   Max: 368.6
Current: 220.56

-105.04
368.6
Revenue Growth (%) 3.90
SF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SF: 3.90 )
SF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 45.9
Current: 3.9

0
45.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 83.50
SF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. SF: 83.50 )
SF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 83.5
Current: 83.5

0
83.5
EPS Growth (%) 327.90
SF's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. SF: 327.90 )
SF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -66.9   Max: 327.9
Current: 327.9

-66.9
327.9
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SF Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ken Fisher 1,037,111 sh (+6.51%)
Chuck Royce 3,918,613 sh (-1.49%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,988 sh (-32.12%)
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Q4 2013

SF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 127,877 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 10,039 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 1,073,561 sh (+3.51%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 3,279,664 sh (-16.31%)
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Q1 2014

SF Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 4,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ken Fisher 1,062,861 sh (-1%)
Chuck Royce 2,758,350 sh (-15.9%)
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Q2 2014

SF Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 146,977 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 1,068,263 sh (+0.51%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,296,950 sh (-16.73%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SF

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$38.53 - $47.5 $ 48.8713%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -32.12%0.01%$35.34 - $42.88 $ 48.8724%6988
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 22.14%$31.27 - $36.57 $ 48.8743%10295
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 1051.5%0.01%$31.97 - $39.25 $ 48.8736%8429
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -88.25%0.01%$29.33 - $34.42 $ 48.8754%7321
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$28.47 - $36.3 $ 48.8754%6232
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.50
SF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 23.40 vs. SF: 17.50 )
SF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.32   Max: 45.62
Current: 17.5

9.32
45.62
P/B 1.50
SF's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. SF: 1.50 )
SF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 2.66
Current: 1.5

1.02
2.66
P/S 1.70
SF's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. SF: 1.70 )
SF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 3.07
Current: 1.7

0.67
3.07
PFCF 19.60
SF's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SF: 19.60 )
SF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 3400
Current: 19.6

2.4
3400
EV-to-EBIT 13.39
SF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 20.73 vs. SF: 13.39 )
SF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 299.3
Current: 13.39

5.7
299.3
PEG 0.69
SF's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SF: 0.69 )
SF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 358
Current: 0.69

0.59
358
Shiller P/E 31.20
SF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 62.11 vs. SF: 31.20 )
SF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.06   Max: 60.2
Current: 31.2

16.06
60.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.30
SF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. SF: 2.30 )
SF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.94
Current: 2.3

0.5
2.94
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
SF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. SF: 2.00 )
SF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 56.38
Current: 2

0.28
56.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
SF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. SF: 1.10 )
SF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.63
Current: 1.1

0.14
1.63
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
SF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SF: 0.70 )
SF' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 9.92
Current: 0.7

0.35
9.92
Price/Graham Number 1.20
SF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. SF: 1.20 )
SF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 10.55
Current: 1.2

0.61
10.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.60
SF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. SF: 7.60 )
SF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 17.6
Current: 7.6

0.3
17.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 25.05
SF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 5.47 vs. SF: 25.05 )
SF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.6   Max: 34.9
Current: 25.05

-8.6
34.9

Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Capital Markets
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Stifel Financial Corp., is a Deleware corporation and a financial holding company. The Company has a diversified business serving private clients, institutional investors, and investment banking clients located across the country. Its activities include: Private client Services, including securities transaction and financial planning services; Institutional equity and fixed income sales, trading and research, and municipal finance; Investment banking services, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and private placements; and Retail and commercial banking, including personal and commercial lending programs. The Company's operating segments include Global Wealth Management and Institutional Group. The Global Wealth Management segment provides securities transaction, brokerage, and investment services to our clients through the consolidated Stifel Nicolaus branch system and through CSA. At December 31, 2012, the Private Client Group had a network of approximately 1,890 financial advisors located in 307 branch offices in 45 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, it has approximately 151 independent contractors. The segment's financial advisors provide investments and services, including financial planning services to our clients. It offer equity securities; taxable and tax-exempt fixed income securities, including municipal, corporate, and government agency securities; preferred stock; and unit investment trusts. It also offers externally managed fee-based products. In addition, it offers insurance and annuity products and investment company shares through agreements with numerous third-party distributors. Its independent contractors provide the same types of financial products and services to its private clients as does Stifel Nicolaus. The Institutional Group segment includes research, equity and fixed income institutional sales and trading, investment banking, public finance, and syndicate. The segment's equity sales and trading team distributes its proprietary equity research products and communicates its investment recommendations to its client base of institutional investors, executes equity trades, sells the securities of companies for which we act as an underwriter, and makes a market in domestic securities. The Company competes with securities firms and with other financial institutions, such as commercial banks, online service providers, and other companies offering financial services. The Company, as a bank and financial holding company, is subject to regulation, including capital requirements, by the Federal Reserve. Stifel Bank is subject to various regulatory capital requirements administered by the FDIC and state banking authorities.
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Stifel Financial Corp. Announces 2009 Second Quarter Results Aug 10 2009 
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