Regions Financial Corporation [NYSE: RF] stock went on an upward path that rose over 1.20% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 0.11%. The company report on September 1, 2023 at 9:55 AM that The Path to Peace.
Regions Bank By Kim BorgesDuring National Black Business Month, Regions Bank is highlighting Black entrepreneurs and organizations like PeopleFund that are helping entrepreneurs build long-term success. Here, we spotlight a Texas small-business owner helping mothers and daughters strengthen their relationships and mental wellness. Learn more about Lacey Tezino’s unexpected path to entrepreneurship and how the Regions Foundation, a nonprofit funded primarily by Regions Bank, is elevating small-business owners like her.”Why did it take a terminal illness for us to get there? Why weren’t we doing that already?”These are the questions Lacey Tezino repeatedly asked herself during her mother’s end-of-life journey. The same questions that served as a catalyst behind her launching Passport Journeys, a small business helping others avoid a similar experience.But before we get to the end of Tezino’s journey with her mom, we need to start at its beginning.”My childhood was unique in that I was the only Black child in my school, my church,” Tezino said of her small-town upbringing in Southeast Texas. “I was adopted by a gay white man and raised by his parents.”The man who adopted her passed away when she was just six. At 18, Tezino decided to search for her birth mother.”I met my mom on Mother’s Day,” Tezino said.Both women had experienced different aspects of anguish.”I had resentment on my side for her giving me up; she had guilt on her side,” explained Tezino. “It was frustrating.”They worked toward understanding the other’s perspectives – two steps forward, one step back during the nine years following their reconnection. Then came devastating news.”She was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer,” said Tezino. “It really woke us up that time was running out.”The Road to ReconciliationTezino moved back to Texas from Qatar, where she’d been climbing the corporate ladder, to take care of her mom. Those initial days weren’t easy.”There was resentment from her because of the chemotherapy’s harsh effects that led to arguments and underlying feelings,” Tezino recalled. “My mom told me, ‘I’m only doing the treatment for you.’ I also had moments of thinking, ‘How do I take care of someone who wouldn’t have taken care of me?'”But the two began making the most of their remaining time through deep conversations.”She wanted to be sure she had a legacy she could leave,” said Tezino. “She was very intentional about sharing stories with me. During her treatments, we leaned into our relationship needing work. When she lost her hair, I shaved my hair. It was us writing the story the way we wanted it to go.”Those conversations planted a seed that didn’t bloom until after Tezino’s mom died in 2014. The next year, Tezino started conducting mother-daughter workshops and then creating a mother-daughter activity book she sold online.Each mother-daughter duo works with a therapist assigned to their journey.”I want therapists who have their own story with their mom or their daughter,” said Tezino.The Path to PeopleFundWhen Tezino began exploring ways to grow Passport Journeys, she turned to Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) PeopleFund for support. The organization empowers under-resourced Texas entrepreneurs through education and training programs, coaching and loans. The Regions Foundation has worked alongside PeopleFund for several years to help small businesses succeed.Through PeopleFund’s coaching, Tezino met Anthony Lopez, a small-business specialist with the CDFI. Lopez immediately saw something special in Tezino and her business model.”Lacey’s positivity and ‘never say quit’ attitude are strong attributes for a business owner,” said Lopez. “The services Passport Journey provides can shed some light for those who are going through the same dark journey Lacey did, maybe meaning the road won’t be so difficult for them. By sharing her experience and knowledge, Lacey is shining a light to inspire others.”Tezino will tell you Lopez has certainly inspired her.”Anthony is motivational; he’s reliable,” she said. “He listens; he really cares about me; he always sends great notes after our calls to share what we covered. And he gets me pumped up before I pitch my business to others.”Tezino also received a $50,000 loan from PeopleFund to help with expanding Passport Journeys, which now has nine therapists serving mother-daughter duos.In addition to growing her company, Tezino recently wrote a memoir called “Therapy After Mom Died.””I don’t think I properly grieved my mom until 2020 when I began my own teletherapy journey,” she said. “Our last year together was an interesting year, a beautiful year, a painful year. I want to build a business that urges other mother-daughter pairs to build a relationship that doesn’t require a terminal illness.”It’s a journey Tezino never anticipated. The memories are still painful at times. But the seeds that were sown are still blooming – making relationships brighter for other daughters and mothers whose journeys are far from over.Capital: Launching A Springboard for Small Business SuccessSimilar to the mother-daughter relationships served by Passport Journeys, PeopleFund loan officer Cindy Urrutia will tell you each client she assists navigates their own small-business path as well. Urrutia, who worked with Lacey Tezino, shares more here.”Starting a business is a sensitive time for any entrepreneur in understanding how much capital they need and how to best use it to succeed,” said Urrutia. “The most rewarding part of being a loan officer is having the opportunity to help my client’s idea become a reality! PeopleFund does that by helping small businesses bridge expenses like payroll or buying equipment and furniture to complete their new space.”We’re here to help business owners start stress free. That matters because small businesses are essential to our communities in creating new jobs and contributing to economic growth.”About the Regions Foundation The Regions Foundation supports community investments that positively impact the communities served by Regions Bank. The Foundation engages in a grantmaking program focused on priorities including economic and community development; education and workforce readiness; and financial wellness. The Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation funded primarily through contributions from Regions Bank.View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Regions Bank on 3blmedia.com. Contact Info:Spokesperson: Regions BankWebsite: https:
Over the last 12 months, RF stock dropped by -14.35%. The one-year Regions Financial Corporation stock forecast points to a potential upside of 16.47. The average equity rating for RF stock is currently 2.30, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for the stock reached $17.21 billion, with 939.00 million shares outstanding and 936.12 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 7.50M shares, RF stock reached a trading volume of 7725380 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Guru’s Opinion on Regions Financial Corporation [RF]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for RF shares is $22.22 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on RF stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Truist have made an estimate for Regions Financial Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on April 24, 2023.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Regions Financial Corporation is set at 0.44, with the Price to Sales ratio for RF stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.74. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.16, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 10.66. Price to Free Cash Flow for RF in the course of the last twelve months was 8.71.
RF Stock Performance Analysis:
Regions Financial Corporation [RF] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.11. With this latest performance, RF shares dropped by -9.46% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -20.51% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -14.35% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for RF stock in for the last two-week period is set at 39.69, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 36.87, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 43.19 for Regions Financial Corporation [RF]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 19.25, while it was recorded at 18.62 for the last single week of trading, and 20.02 for the last 200 days.
Insight into Regions Financial Corporation Fundamentals:
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Regions Financial Corporation [RF] shares currently have an operating margin of +37.58. Regions Financial Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +29.83.
Return on Total Capital for RF is now 14.13, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 11.27. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 13.10, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.41. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Regions Financial Corporation [RF] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 17.79. Additionally, RF Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 15.10, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 1.83. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 19.19, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 14.60.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Regions Financial Corporation [RF] managed to generate an average of $111,842 per employee.
RF Stock EPS
The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for RF. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Regions Financial Corporation go to -0.88%.
Regions Financial Corporation [RF] Institutonal Ownership Details
The top three institutional holders of RF stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1.31 billion shares, which is approximately 8.2089%. BLACKROCK INC., holding 1.04 billion shares of the stock with an approximate value of $170.67 trillion in RF stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $150.98 trillion in RF stock with ownership which is approximately 5.7381%.