SWS Group, Inc. (SWS) - NYSE
  • Aug. 18, 2014, 9:21 AM
    • The proposed sale to Hilltop Holdings (NYSE:HTH) "deeply undervalues" SWS Group (NYSE:SWS), says Lone Star, which reserves the right to take any actions necessary to protect shareholder interests. In the event the merger is not consummated, Lone Star intends to nominate its own slate for the board to facilitate a sale to the highest bidder.
    • SEC Form 13D
    • Previously: SWS Group agrees to sale to Hilltop for about $7.88 per share
    • SWS +3.6% premarket to $7.50; HTH +1.6%.
    | Aug. 18, 2014, 9:21 AM
  • May 6, 2014, 11:29 AM
    • Hilltop Holdings (HTH -6.5%) tumbles after reporting Q1 EPS of $23.8M or $0.26 per share, missing estimates and comparing to $32.4M and $0.39 one year ago.
    • Noninterest income of $170.1M fell 20.2% from a year ago thanks to the mortgage slowdown. Noninterest expense of $212.6M fell just 1.1% as the synergy benefits from the First National Bank acquisition are just beginning to get going.
    • As for the next acquisition, SWS Group (SWS -4.3%) trades down all the way to $7.20 per share thanks to the cash and stock nature of its sale to Hilltop. Based on Hilltop's March 31 close, the deal was worth $7.88 per share to SWS owners. Hilltop: "We also continue to be excited about our proposed acquisition of SWS."
    • Previously: Hilltop Holdings misses by $0.03
    | May 6, 2014, 11:29 AM | 3 Comments
  • Apr. 1, 2014, 7:16 AM
    • The boards of both companies have agreed to the deal in which Hilltop Holdings (HTH) will buy SWS Group (SWS) for cash and stock currently valued at $7.88 per share. SWS owners will receive 0.2496 shares of Hilltop and $1.94 of cash for each share of SWS they own. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.
    • Hilltop had previously bid $7 for SWS, but was topped in February by Esposito Group's $8 bid. It remains to be seen what SWS owners think about the current deal. The stock is ahead 9.8% in premarket action to $8.21 per share, giving a pretty good idea that $7.88 is not the finally resting place for this sale.
    | Apr. 1, 2014, 7:16 AM | 10 Comments
  • Jan. 10, 2014, 12:47 PM
    | Jan. 10, 2014, 12:47 PM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 28, 2013, 4:18 PM
    • SWS Group (SWS): FQ4 EPS of -$0.99 may not be comparable to consensus of $-0.5
    • Revenue of $55.4M beats by $. Shares +1.83% AH. (PR)
    | Aug. 28, 2013, 4:18 PM
Company Description
SWS Group Inc is a financial service holding company engaged in delivering investment, commercial banking & related financial services to individual, institutional investors, broker, governmental entities & financial intermediaries.
Sector: Financial
Industry: Investment Brokerage - Regional
Country: United States