Buy, Sell or Hold? before and after EPS results Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC)

Earnings results for Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC)

Wintrust Financial Corporation is expected* to report earnings on 04/19/2021 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Mar 2021. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 6 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1.41. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.04.

Wintrust Financial last issued its quarterly earnings results on January 19th, 2021. The bank reported $1.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.41 by $0.22. The business earned $417.76 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $416.18 million. Wintrust Financial has generated $6.03 earnings per share over the last year and currently has a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.9. Wintrust Financial has confirmed that its next quarterly earnings report will be published on Monday, April 19th, 2021. Wintrust Financial will be holding an earnings conference call on Monday, April 19th. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

Analyst Opinion on Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC)

8 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Wintrust Financial in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $64.00, predicting that the stock has a possible downside of 16.19%. The high price target for WTFC is $96.00 and the low price target for WTFC is $35.00. There are currently 3 hold ratings, 4 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of “Buy.”

Wintrust Financial has received a consensus rating of Buy. The company’s average rating score is 2.75, and is based on 4 buy ratings, 3 hold ratings, and no sell ratings. According to analysts’ consensus price target of $64.00, Wintrust Financial has a forecasted downside of 16.2% from its current price of $76.36. Wintrust Financial has only been the subject of 3 research reports in the past 90 days.

Dividend Strength: Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC)

Wintrust Financial pays a meaningful dividend of 1.61%, higher than the bottom 25% of all stocks that pay dividends. Wintrust Financial has only been increasing its dividend for 1 years. The dividend payout ratio of Wintrust Financial is 20.56%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Wintrust Financial will have a dividend payout ratio of 34.35% next year. This indicates that Wintrust Financial will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.

Insiders buying/selling: Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC)

In the past three months, Wintrust Financial insiders have sold more of their company’s stock than they have bought. Specifically, they have bought $0.00 in company stock and sold $587,415.00 in company stock. Only 1.58% of the stock of Wintrust Financial is held by insiders. 88.82% of the stock of Wintrust Financial is held by institutions. High institutional ownership can be a signal of strong market trust in this company.

Earnings and Valuation of Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC

Earnings for Wintrust Financial are expected to decrease by -2.17% in the coming year, from $3.69 to $3.61 per share. The P/E ratio of Wintrust Financial is 16.93, which means that it is trading at a less expensive P/E ratio than the market average P/E ratio of about 23.92. The P/E ratio of Wintrust Financial is 16.93, which means that it is trading at a less expensive P/E ratio than the Finance sector average P/E ratio of about 22.73. Wintrust Financial has a PEG Ratio of 0.76. PEG Ratios below 1 indicate that a company could be undervalued. Wintrust Financial has a P/B Ratio of 1.22. P/B Ratios below 3 indicates that a company is reasonably valued with respect to its assets and liabilities.

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