Wintrust Financial (WTFC) Given Daily News Impact Score of 0.31

News articles about Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wintrust Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.4352821860978 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

WTFC has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Wintrust Financial in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Wintrust Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 price target on shares of Wintrust Financial in a research note on Friday, October 20th. BidaskClub raised shares of Wintrust Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Wintrust Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $86.88.

Shares of Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ WTFC) opened at $87.49 on Friday. Wintrust Financial has a twelve month low of $64.14 and a twelve month high of $88.54. The firm has a market cap of $4,890.00, a PE ratio of 20.98, a P/E/G ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40.

Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The bank reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.08 by $0.04. Wintrust Financial had a net margin of 19.74% and a return on equity of 9.32%. The company had revenue of $295.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $298.96 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.92 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Wintrust Financial will post 4.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Wintrust Financial news, Director Gary D. Sweeney purchased 338 shares of Wintrust Financial stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 24th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $80.58 per share, for a total transaction of $27,236.04. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 2,973 shares in the company, valued at approximately $239,564.34. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Leona A. Gleason sold 8,441 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.78, for a total transaction of $681,863.98. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 44,500 shares of company stock valued at $3,563,512 in the last quarter. 1.97% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Wintrust Financial

Wintrust Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its businesses through three segments: community banking, specialty finance and wealth management. The Company offers community banking services to individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, local governmental units and institutional clients.

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