Webster Financial (WBS) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.78 (+1.68%)
(As of 04/22/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.19 million shs
Average Volume
1.14 million shs
Market Capitalization
$8.10 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Webster Financial MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.86 Rating Score
22.6% Upside
$57.85 Price Target
Short Interest
1.82% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.69mentions of Webster Financial in the last 14 days
Based on 7 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.55 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $5.86 to $6.40 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

1st out of 850 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 products and 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 offers commercial real estate and equipment financing, business banking, asset-based lending, and commercial services; public sector finance; mortgage warehouse financing; sponsor and specialty financing 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 treasury management services comprising derivative, treasury, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and trade products and services. This segment also provides commercial services, such as accounts receivable factoring and trade financing, payroll funding, and business process outsourcing. The HSA Bank segment offers health savings accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, flexible spending accounts, and commuter benefit services that are distributed directly to employers and individual consumers, as well as through national and regional insurance carriers, benefit 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 products to businesses and professional service firms. The company offers online and mobile banking services. Webster Financial Corporation was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

WBS Stock Price History

WBS Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 2/16 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

National commercial banks
Regional Banks
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
14 Analysts


Net Income
$867.84 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.94 billion
Cash Flow
$6.98 per share
Book Value
$48.86 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$8.10 billion

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WBS Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Webster Financial stock right now?

14 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Webster Financial in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" WBS shares.
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What is Webster Financial's stock price target for 2024?

14 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Webster Financial's stock. Their WBS share price targets range from $42.00 to $70.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $57.85 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 22.6% 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 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, WBS shares have decreased by 7.1% and is now trading at $47.17.
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When is Webster Financial's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 23rd 2024.
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How can I listen to Webster Financial's earnings call?

Webster Financial will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, April 23rd at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 609-800-9909 with passcode "8607257".

How were Webster Financial's earnings last quarter?

Webster Financial Co. (NYSE:WBS) announced its earnings results 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 the consensus estimate of $674.82 million. Webster Financial had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.05% and a net margin of 22.01%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.60 EPS.

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

Webster Financial announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 24th. Shareholders 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a 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 3.45%. 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 25.00% 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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.92%), Raymond James & Associates (0.17%), Leeward Investments LLC MA (0.11%), Alaska Permanent Fund Corp (0.03%), Cardinal Capital Management (0.03%) and State of Michigan Retirement System (0.02%). 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 4/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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