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NYSE:WBSWebster Financial Stock Price, Forecast & News

-0.67 (-2.31 %)
(As of 05/29/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $28.30
50-Day Range
MA: $24.94
52-Week Range
Now: $28.30
Volume1.23 million shs
Average Volume868,360 shs
Market Capitalization$2.55 billion
P/E Ratio8.32
Dividend Yield5.65%
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. This segment also offers relationship banking services for high net worth clients, not-for-profit organizations, and business clients with deposit and loan products; and asset management, financial planning, and trust services. The HSA Bank segment offers health savings accounts, health reimbursement accounts, flexible spending accounts, and other financial solutions to employers for the benefit of their employees and individuals. The Community Banking segment offers deposit and fee-based services, residential mortgages, home equity lines/loans, unsecured consumer loans, and credit cards to consumers, as well as investment and securities-related services, including brokerage and investment advice through a strategic partnership with LPL Financial Holdings Inc. This segment also provides credit, deposit, and cash flow management products to businesses and professional service firms. The company also provides telephone and mobile banking services, as well as through its Website. As of February 21, 2019, it operated 157 banking centers and 316 ATMs. Webster Financial Corporation was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Waterbury, Connecticut.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.2Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 4.0Valuation: 3.1 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

3.34 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry National commercial banks
Sub-IndustryRegional Banks



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.44 billion
Cash Flow$5.12 per share
Book Value$32.66 per share


Net Income$382.72 million


Market Cap$2.55 billion
Next Earnings Date7/16/2020 (Estimated)

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Webster Financial (NYSE:WBS) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Webster Financial's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Webster Financial's stock was trading at $30.71 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WBS shares have decreased by 7.8% and is now trading at $28.30. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Webster Financial?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Webster Financial in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings, 2 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Webster Financial.

When is Webster Financial's next earnings date?

Webster Financial is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 16th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Webster Financial.

How were Webster Financial's earnings last quarter?

Webster Financial Co. (NYSE:WBS) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 21st. The financial services provider reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.17. The financial services provider had revenue of $304.18 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $304.50 million. Webster Financial had a return on equity of 10.80% and a net margin of 22.40%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.06 earnings per share. View Webster Financial's earnings history.

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

Webster Financial declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 21st. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Wednesday, May 20th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 5th. View Webster Financial's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for WBS?

9 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Webster Financial's shares. Their forecasts range from $23.50 to $53.00. On average, they expect Webster Financial's share price to reach $34.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 20.1% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Webster Financial.

Has Webster Financial been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about WBS stock have been trending neutral this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Webster Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View the latest news aboutWebster Financial.

Are investors shorting Webster Financial?

Webster Financial saw a drop in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,290,000 shares, a drop of 23.7% from the April 30th total of 3,000,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,050,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.2 days. Currently, 2.6% of the company's stock are sold short. 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 AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Exxon Mobil (XOM), BP (BP), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) and Occidental Petroleum (OXY).

Who are Webster Financial's key executives?

Webster Financial's management team includes the following 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)

What is Webster Financial's stock symbol?

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

Who are Webster Financial's major shareholders?

Webster Financial's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.33%), State Street Corp (3.25%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (2.93%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (2.74%), Wasatch Advisors Inc. (2.54%) and Pzena Investment Management LLC (2.39%). Company insiders that own Webster Financial stock include Charles L Wilkins, Daniel Bley, Elizabeth E Flynn, Glenn I Macinnes, James Copenhaver Smith, John Joseph Crawford, John R Ciulla, Mark Pettie and William L Atwell. 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 Capital Research Global Investors, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., Nicholas Company Inc., Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, GW&K Investment Management LLC, and BlackRock Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Webster Financial company stock in the last year include Daniel Bley, John Joseph Crawford, and Mark Pettie. View insider buying and selling activity 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 Deutsche Bank AG, Peregrine Capital Management LLC, Wasatch Advisors Inc., Pzena Investment Management LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Hennessy Advisors Inc., and Aigen Investment Management LP. Company insiders that have bought Webster Financial stock in the last two years include Elizabeth E Flynn, Glenn I Macinnes, John R Ciulla, and William L Atwell. View insider buying and selling activity 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 $28.30.

How big of a company is Webster Financial?

Webster Financial has a market capitalization of $2.55 billion and generates $1.44 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $382.72 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.07 on an earnings per share basis. Webster Financial employs 3,298 workers across the globe.

What is Webster Financial's official website?

The official website for Webster Financial is 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]

This page was last updated on 5/31/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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