Hancock Whitney (HWC) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+1.01 (+2.28%)
(As of 04/22/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
522,048 shs
Average Volume
505,612 shs
Market Capitalization
$3.92 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Hancock Whitney MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.57 Rating Score
12.0% Upside
$50.71 Price Target
Short Interest
2.04% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.49mentions of Hancock Whitney in the last 14 days
Based on 39 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$986,235 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $4.82 to $5.03 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.84 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

57th out of 847 stocks

State Commercial Banks Industry

14th out of 178 stocks

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About Hancock Whitney Stock (NASDAQ:HWC)

Hancock Whitney Corporation operates as the financial holding company for Hancock Whitney Bank that provides traditional and online banking services to commercial, small business, and retail customers. It offers various transaction and savings deposit products consisting of brokered deposits, time deposits, and money market accounts; treasury management services, secured and unsecured loan products including revolving credit facilities, and letters of credit and similar financial guarantees; and trust and investment management services to retirement plans, corporations, and individuals, and investment advisory and brokerage products. The company also provides commercial and industrial loans including real and non-real estate loans; construction and land development loans; and residential mortgages, as well as consumer loans. In addition, it offers commercial finance products to middle market and corporate clients, including leases and related structures; facilitates investments in new market tax credit activities and holding certain foreclosed assets; provides customers access to fixed annuity and life insurance products; and underwriting transactions products, as well as debt and mortgage-related securities. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Gulfport, Mississippi.

HWC Stock Price History

HWC Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

State commercial banks
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
7 Analysts


Net Income
$392.60 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.91 billion
Cash Flow
$6.06 per share
Book Value
$44.15 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$3.92 billion
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HWC Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Hancock Whitney stock right now?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hancock Whitney in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" HWC shares.
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What is Hancock Whitney's stock price target for 2024?

7 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Hancock Whitney's stock. Their HWC share price targets range from $45.00 to $57.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $50.71 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 12.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have HWC shares performed in 2024?

Hancock Whitney's stock was trading at $48.59 at the start of the year. Since then, HWC shares have decreased by 6.8% and is now trading at $45.28.
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When is Hancock Whitney's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July 16th 2024.
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How were Hancock Whitney's earnings last quarter?

Hancock Whitney Co. (NASDAQ:HWC) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January, 16th. The company reported $1.26 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.19 by $0.07. The company earned $308.41 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $355.51 million. Hancock Whitney had a net margin of 19.07% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.89%. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.65 EPS.

How often does Hancock Whitney pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Hancock Whitney?

Hancock Whitney declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, March 4th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.65%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 4th.
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Is Hancock Whitney a good dividend stock?

Hancock Whitney (NASDAQ:HWC) pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.71%. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 27.97%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, HWC will have a dividend payout ratio of 23.86% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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Who are Hancock Whitney's major shareholders?

Hancock Whitney's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (2.30%), Wasatch Advisors LP (0.74%), Raymond James & Associates (0.17%), Chickasaw Capital Management LLC (0.05%), Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. (0.04%) and State of Michigan Retirement System (0.02%). Insiders that own company stock include Carleton Richard Wilkins, Cecil W Knight Jr, Christine L Pickering, Christopher S Ziluca, D Shane Loper, Harry Merritt Lane III, Joan Cahill Teofilo, John M Hairston, Joseph S Exnicios, Michael M Achary and Sonia Perez.
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How do I buy shares of Hancock Whitney?

Shares of HWC stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:HWC) was last updated on 4/23/2024 by Staff

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