Webster Financial Stock Forecast, Price & News

+1.06 (+1.93 %)
(As of 06/24/2021 03:16 PM ET)
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Volume14,294 shs
Average Volume673,127 shs
Market Capitalization$5.05 billion
P/E Ratio17.86
Dividend Yield2.94%
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About Webster Financial

Webster Financial Corporation operates as the bank 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 asset management, financial planning and trust services, and deposit and loan products for high net worth clients, not-for-profit organizations, and business clients. 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 or 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 offers online and mobile banking services. As of February 12, 2021, it operated 155 banking centers and 297 ATMs. Webster Financial Corporation was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Waterbury, Connecticut.


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Overall MarketRank

2.17 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

112th out of 1,980 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

11th out of 167 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.4Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 3.1 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Webster Financial (NYSE:WBS) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Webster Financial a buy right now?

10 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Webster Financial in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Webster Financial stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Webster Financial?

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Are investors shorting Webster Financial?

Webster Financial saw a drop in short interest in May. As of May 28th, there was short interest totaling 2,000,000 shares, a drop of 31.7% from the May 13th total of 2,930,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 704,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.8 days. Currently, 2.2% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is Webster Financial's next earnings date?

Webster Financial is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 22nd 2021.
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How were Webster Financial's earnings last quarter?

Webster Financial Co. (NYSE:WBS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Sunday, April, 18th. The financial services provider reported $1.25 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.35. The financial services provider had revenue of $300.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $299.54 million. Webster Financial had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.78% and a net margin of 23.21%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.39 earnings per share.
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How has Webster Financial's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Webster Financial's stock was trading at $30.71 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WBS shares have increased by 81.4% and is now trading at $55.72.
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How often does Webster Financial pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Webster Financial?

Webster Financial declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 5th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share on Wednesday, May 19th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.87%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 4th.
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Is Webster Financial a good dividend stock?

Webster Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.94%. Webster Financial does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Webster Financial is 57.55%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Webster Financial will have a dividend payout ratio of 34.56% next year. This indicates that Webster Financial will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for WBS?

10 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Webster Financial's shares. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $64.00. On average, they anticipate Webster Financial's share price to reach $53.55 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.9%.
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Who are Webster Financial's key executives?

Webster Financial's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. John R. Ciulla, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 55, Pay $1.96M)
  • Mr. Glenn I. MacInnes, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 60, Pay $951.07k)
  • Mr. Nitin J. Mhatre, Advisor to Chief Exec. Officer (Age 50, Pay $985.65k)
  • Mr. Daniel H. Bley, Exec. VP & Chief Risk Officer (Age 52, Pay $714.19k)
  • Mr. Charles L. Wilkins, Exec. VP (Age 59, Pay $731.18k)
  • Mr. Christopher J. Motl, Exec. VP & Head of Commercial Banking (Age 50, Pay $1.07M)
  • Mr. Albert J. Wang CPA, CPA, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 46)
  • Ms. Karen A. Higgins-Carter, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. Terrence K. Mangan, Sr. VP of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Harriet Munrett Wolfe Esq., Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 68)

What is James C. Smith's approval rating as Webster Financial's CEO?

6 employees have rated Webster Financial CEO James C. Smith on Glassdoor.com. James C. Smith has an approval rating of 84% among Webster Financial's employees.

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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).

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (12.61%), BlackRock Inc. (9.00%), Wasatch Advisors Inc. (4.26%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (3.54%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.67%) and Pzena Investment Management LLC (2.66%). Company insiders that own Webster Financial stock include Christopher J Motl, Daniel Bley, Elizabeth E Flynn, Glenn I Macinnes, John Joseph Crawford, John R Ciulla, Mark Pettie and William L Atwell.
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Which institutional investors are selling Webster Financial stock?

WBS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Pzena Investment Management LLC, Polaris Capital Management LLC, Point72 Asset Management L.P., D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Alliancebernstein L.P., Newtyn Management LLC, and Nitorum Capital L.P.. Company insiders that have sold Webster Financial company stock in the last year include Christopher J Motl, Daniel Bley, and Mark Pettie.
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Which institutional investors are buying Webster Financial stock?

WBS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn LLC, Wasatch Advisors Inc., BlackRock Inc., Holocene Advisors LP, Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Barclays PLC, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC, and BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA. 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.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Webster Financial's stock price today?

One share of WBS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $55.72.

How much money does Webster Financial make?

Webster Financial has a market capitalization of $5.04 billion and generates $1.29 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $220.62 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.78 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Webster Financial have?

Webster Financial employs 3,345 workers across the globe.

When was Webster Financial founded?

Webster Financial was founded in 1986.

What is Webster Financial's official website?

The official website for Webster Financial is public.websteronline.com.

Where are Webster Financial's headquarters?

Webster Financial is headquartered at 145 BANK STREET, WATERBURY CT, 06702.

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 6/24/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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