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NYSE:WBS - Webster Financial Stock Price, Forecast & News

-0.49 (-0.93 %)
(As of 12/16/2019 04:46 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $52.32
50-Day Range
MA: $47.97
52-Week Range
Now: $52.32
Volume572,113 shs
Average Volume413,023 shs
Market Capitalization$4.82 billion
P/E Ratio13.99
Dividend Yield3.03%
Webster Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association that provides a range of banking, investment, and financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in the United States. It operates through three segments: Commercial Banking, HSA Bank, and Community Banking. The Commercial Banking segment provides lending, deposit, and cash management services to middle market companies; and commercial and industrial lending and leasing, commercial real estate lending, equipment financing, and asset-based lending, as well as treasury and payment services. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry National commercial banks
Sub-IndustryRegional Banks



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.34 billion
Cash Flow$4.77 per share
Book Value$29.72 per share


Net Income$360.42 million


Market Cap$4.82 billion
Next Earnings Date1/23/2020 (Estimated)

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Webster Financial (NYSE:WBS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Webster Financial's stock symbol?

Webster Financial trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WBS."

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

Webster Financial declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 29th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Tuesday, November 26th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 8th. View Webster Financial's Dividend History.

How were Webster Financial's earnings last quarter?

Webster Financial Co. (NYSE:WBS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 22nd. The financial services provider reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.01. The financial services provider earned $310.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $314.65 million. Webster Financial had a return on equity of 13.49% and a net margin of 27.14%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.98 EPS. View Webster Financial's Earnings History.

When is Webster Financial's next earnings date?

Webster Financial is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 23rd 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Webster Financial.

What price target have analysts set for WBS?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Webster Financial's shares. Their forecasts range from $42.00 to $62.00. On average, they expect Webster Financial's stock price to reach $51.40 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Webster Financial.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Webster Financial?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Webster Financial in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Webster Financial.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Webster Financial stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Webster Financial stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Webster Financial have underperformed the industry in the past six months. Also, earnings estimates have been revised downward ahead of the third quarter results. However, persistently rising costs are a major concern, which might be further elevated by the company's efforts to strengthen the HSA Bank segment. Also, high exposure in residential and commercial real estate loans can be risky if the housing sector weakens. Nevertheless, it possesses an impressive earnings surprise history, having surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the trailing four quarters. Webster Financial’s continued growth in loans and deposits will support profitability. Further, top-line strength and ample liquidity keep the optimism alive. Additionally, the company's margins are expected to continue benefiting from decent lending scenario." (10/19/2019)
  • 2. Boenning Scattergood analysts commented, "We maintain our Neutral rating on shares of WBS with the stock trading at a significant premium to peers on forward P/E 2019 (13.6x vs. 11.1x) and price-to-tangible book (2.4x vs. 1.8x). Webster’s asset-sensitive balance sheet and commercial growth engine continue to produce strong core results. With an 84% loan-to-deposit ratio, >70% of loans pricing on a floating or periodic basis, and a 0.70% cost of funds, the bank is well positioned to reap the benefits of any additional increases in interest rates. While we remain complimentary of the bank’s strategy to harness the strengths of its commercial bank and HSA business lines, we think profitability improvements will occur at a steady pace as opposed to larger jumps. Thus, we believe the stock is fairly valued today and do not see any catalysts that would warrant above average P/E multiple expansion." (1/24/2019)

Has Webster Financial been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about WBS stock have trended somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Webster Financial earned a coverage optimism score of -1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the financial services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. View News Stories for Webster Financial.

Are investors shorting Webster Financial?

Webster Financial saw a decrease in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,580,000 shares, a decrease of 28.5% from the October 31st total of 3,610,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 618,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.2 days. Currently, 2.8% of the company's shares are short sold. View Webster Financial's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Webster Financial's key competitors?

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 BP (BP), Verizon Communications (VZ), Duke Energy (DUK), Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP), AT&T (T), Oasis Petroleum (OAS), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), Walmart (WMT), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and QUALCOMM (QCOM).

Who are Webster Financial's key executives?

Webster Financial's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. John R. Ciulla, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. Glenn I. MacInnes, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58)
  • Mr. Nitin J. Mhatre, Exec. VP & Head of Community Banking (Age 48)
  • Mr. Charles L. Wilkins, Exec. VP (Age 57)
  • Mr. Christopher J. Motl, Exec. VP & Head of Commercial Banking (Age 48)

Who are Webster Financial's major shareholders?

Webster Financial's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (3.42%), GW&K Investment Management LLC (1.44%), Polaris Capital Management LLC (0.91%), Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. (0.86%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.64%) and Millennium Management LLC (0.52%). Company insiders that own Webster Financial stock include Charles L Wilkins, Daniel Bley, Dawn C Morris, James Copenhaver Smith, Joel S Becker, John Joseph Crawford, Laurence C Morse and Mark Pettie. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Webster Financial.

Which major investors are selling Webster Financial stock?

WBS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Squarepoint Ops LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Millennium Management LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., Voya Investment Management LLC, Icon Advisers Inc. Co. and Fisher Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Webster Financial company stock in the last year include Daniel Bley, James Copenhaver Smith, John Joseph Crawford and Mark Pettie. View Insider Buying and Selling for Webster Financial.

Which major investors are buying Webster Financial stock?

WBS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including GW&K Investment Management LLC, River Road Asset Management LLC, Artemis Investment Management LLP, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, California Public Employees Retirement System, First Trust Advisors LP, Man Group plc and State Street Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Webster Financial.

How do I buy shares of Webster Financial?

Shares of WBS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Webster Financial's stock price today?

One share of WBS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $52.32.

How big of a company is Webster Financial?

Webster Financial has a market capitalization of $4.82 billion and generates $1.34 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $360.42 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.74 on an earnings per share basis. Webster Financial employs 3,265 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Webster Financial.

What is Webster Financial's official website?

The official website for Webster Financial is http://public.websteronline.com/.

How can I contact Webster Financial?

Webster Financial's mailing address is 145 BANK STREET, WATERBURY CT, 06702. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 203-578-2202 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Webster Financial (NYSE WBS)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  445 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  557 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,002
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Webster Financial and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WBS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WBS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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