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Webster Financial (WBS) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$47.20
+0.09 (+0.19%)
(As of 02/23/2024 06:40 PM ET)
Today's Range
$46.71
$47.45
50-Day Range
$45.43
$52.57
52-Week Range
$31.03
$54.01
Volume
596,900 shs
Average Volume
1.22 million shs
Market Capitalization
$8.12 billion
P/E Ratio
9.65
Dividend Yield
3.39%
Price Target
$56.23

Webster Financial MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.85 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
19.1% Upside
$56.23 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.50% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.50
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.45mentions of Webster Financial in the last 14 days
Based on 7 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.70 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
8.61%
From $5.92 to $6.43 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.

5.00 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

2nd out of 855 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

1st out of 82 stocks


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About Webster Financial Stock (NYSE:WBS)

Webster Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Webster Bank, National Association that provides a range of financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in the United States. It operates through three segments: Commercial Banking, HSA Bank, and Consumer Banking. The Commercial Banking segment provides commercial real estate and equipment financing, business banking, asset-based lending, and commercial services; public sector finance; mortgage warehouse financing; treasury management services; credit, deposit, and cash flow management services; and wealth management solutions to business owners and operators, including trust, asset management, financial planning, insurance, retirement, and investment products, as well as derivative, treasury, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and trade products and services. The HSA Bank segment offers health savings accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, flexible spending accounts, and commuter services that are distributed directly to employers and individual consumers, as well as through national and regional insurance carriers, consultants, and financial advisors. The Consumer Banking segment provides consumer deposit and fee-based services, residential mortgages, home equity lines, secured and unsecured loans, and credit cards to consumers; and small business banking products, such as credit, deposit, and cash flow management to businesses and professional service firms. It also offers online and mobile banking services. Webster Financial Corporation was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

WBS Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
1/23/2024
Ex-Dividend for 2/16 Dividend
2/02/2024
Dividend Payable
2/16/2024
Today
2/25/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/18/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
National commercial banks
Sub-Industry
Regional Banks
CUSIP
94789010
Employees
4,193
Year Founded
1986

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$56.23
High Stock Price Target
$65.00
Low Stock Price Target
$42.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+19.1%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.85
Research Coverage
13 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$867.84 million
Pretax Margin
27.51%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.94 billion
Cash Flow
$6.34 per share
Book Value
$48.86 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
170,521,000
Market Cap
$8.12 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.34

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WBS Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Webster Financial stock right now?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Webster Financial in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" WBS shares.
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What is Webster Financial's stock price target for 2024?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Webster Financial's stock. Their WBS share price targets range from $42.00 to $65.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $56.23 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have WBS shares performed in 2024?

Webster Financial's stock was trading at $50.76 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, WBS stock has decreased by 7.0% and is now trading at $47.20.
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When is Webster Financial's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 18th 2024.
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How were Webster Financial's earnings last quarter?

Webster Financial Co. (NYSE:WBS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January, 23rd. The financial services provider reported $1.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.02. The financial services provider earned $996.96 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $674.82 million. Webster Financial had a net margin of 22.01% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.05%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.60 EPS.

How often does Webster Financial pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Webster Financial?

Webster Financial declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 24th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Friday, February 16th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.39%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 2nd.
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Is Webster Financial a good dividend stock?

Webster Financial (NYSE:WBS) pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.39%. The dividend payout ratio is 32.72%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WBS will have a dividend payout ratio of 24.88% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is James C. Smith's approval rating as Webster Financial's CEO?

6 employees have rated Webster Financial Chief Executive Officer James C. Smith on Glassdoor.com. James C. Smith has an approval rating of 84% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Webster Financial own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Webster Financial investors own include AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), BP (BP), Altria Group (MO), Realty Income (O), Pfizer (PFE), Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP) and Enterprise Products Partners (EPD).

Who are Webster Financial's major shareholders?

Webster Financial's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.39%), Capital International Investors (4.49%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (3.57%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.28%), Davis Asset Management L.P. (1.16%) and Davis Asset Management L.P. (1.16%). Insiders that own company stock include Charles L Wilkins, Christopher J Motl, Daniel Bley, Jack L Kopnisky, Javier L Evans, Luis Massiani, Maureen Mitchell, Thomas X Geisel and William L Atwell.
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How do I buy shares of Webster Financial?

Shares of WBS 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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Does Webster Financial have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Webster Financial: Bend Financial Inc., Sterling Bancorp, Sterling National Bank, Webster Bank N.A., Webster Licensing LLC, Webster Statutory Trust I, and Webster Wealth Advisors Inc..
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This page (NYSE:WBS) was last updated on 2/26/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff