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S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case

Wintrust Financial (WTFC) Competitors

$97.04
+0.69 (+0.72%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

WTFC vs. BPOP, PB, SSB, WAL, CBSH, HOMB, UBSI, FFIN, GBCI, and COLB

Should you be buying Wintrust Financial stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Wintrust Financial include Popular (BPOP), Prosperity Bancshares (PB), SouthState (SSB), Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL), Commerce Bancshares (CBSH), Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) (HOMB), United Bankshares (UBSI), First Financial Bankshares (FFIN), Glacier Bancorp (GBCI), and Columbia Banking System (COLB). These companies are all part of the "regional banks" industry.

Wintrust Financial vs.

Popular (NASDAQ:BPOP) and Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their media sentiment, community ranking, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Wintrust Financial has a net margin of 18.71% compared to Wintrust Financial's net margin of 13.86%. Popular's return on equity of 13.23% beat Wintrust Financial's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Popular13.86% 13.08% 0.84%
Wintrust Financial 18.71%13.23%1.14%

Popular pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Wintrust Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Popular pays out 32.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Wintrust Financial pays out 18.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Popular has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years and Wintrust Financial has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years.

86.8% of Popular shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.0% of Wintrust Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of Popular shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Wintrust Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Popular currently has a consensus target price of $84.67, indicating a potential upside of 2.55%. Wintrust Financial has a consensus target price of $103.36, indicating a potential upside of 6.52%. Given Popular's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Wintrust Financial is more favorable than Popular.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Popular
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
Wintrust Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.10

In the previous week, Popular had 5 more articles in the media than Wintrust Financial. MarketBeat recorded 15 mentions for Popular and 10 mentions for Wintrust Financial. Wintrust Financial's average media sentiment score of 1.07 beat Popular's score of 0.79 indicating that Popular is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Popular
8 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Wintrust Financial
4 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Wintrust Financial received 11 more outperform votes than Popular when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 65.13% of users gave Popular an outperform vote while only 61.39% of users gave Wintrust Financial an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
PopularOutperform Votes
439
65.13%
Underperform Votes
235
34.87%
Wintrust FinancialOutperform Votes
450
61.39%
Underperform Votes
283
38.61%

Wintrust Financial has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Popular. Wintrust Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Popular, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Popular$3.90B1.53$539.93M$7.5310.96
Wintrust Financial$3.33B1.81$622.63M$9.5810.13

Popular has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wintrust Financial has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Wintrust Financial beats Popular on 15 of the 22 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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WTFC vs. The Competition

MetricWintrust FinancialState commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$6.03B$2.01B$8.50B$7.62B
Dividend Yield1.87%4.20%10.15%3.87%
P/E Ratio10.1310.8357.5318.32
Price / Sales1.812.003,413.47110.51
Price / Cash8.337.9029.2455.35
Price / Book1.211.082.674.54
Net Income$622.63M$384.33M$803.78M$211.55M
7 Day Performance-0.43%-0.58%0.29%3.36%
1 Month Performance3.80%-2.77%0.79%6.68%
1 Year Performance6.90%-10.83%11.21%8.85%

Wintrust Financial Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
BPOP
Popular
4.7688 of 5 stars
$84.07
+1.4%
$84.67
+0.7%
+19.2%$6.07B$3.90B11.168,900Dividend Announcement
Short Interest ↓
Positive News
PB
Prosperity Bancshares
4.9961 of 5 stars
$62.82
+1.4%
$70.19
+11.7%
-13.3%$5.89B$1.60B13.873,633Positive News
SSB
SouthState
3.7774 of 5 stars
$83.51
+1.5%
$88.83
+6.4%
+4.3%$6.35B$2.23B12.934,921News Coverage
Positive News
WAL
Western Alliance Bancorporation
4.6663 of 5 stars
$58.78
+1.7%
$60.56
+3.0%
-23.8%$6.43B$4.32B8.993,365Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
CBSH
Commerce Bancshares
4.1721 of 5 stars
$52.53
+1.5%
$53.17
+1.2%
-20.6%$6.82B$1.95B14.474,728Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Positive News
HOMB
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)
3.2334 of 5 stars
$23.58
+0.6%
$25.00
+6.0%
-2.7%$4.76B$1.34B12.092,774Short Interest ↑
Positive News
UBSI
United Bankshares
2.919 of 5 stars
$34.41
+0.2%
$36.00
+4.6%
-13.7%$4.64B$1.54B12.702,765Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
Positive News
FFIN
First Financial Bankshares
3.6972 of 5 stars
$30.83
+0.3%
$31.00
+0.6%
-14.6%$4.40B$636.07M22.021,500Positive News
GBCI
Glacier Bancorp
3.0742 of 5 stars
$36.09
-0.1%
$38.40
+6.4%
-18.7%$4.00B$1.14B17.963,552Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
Positive News
COLB
Columbia Banking System
4.9526 of 5 stars
$17.91
+1.0%
$24.13
+34.7%
-38.5%$3.74B$2.74B10.852,093

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This page (NASDAQ:WTFC) was last updated on 3/3/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff