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NYSE:WBS

Webster Financial - WBS Stock Forecast, Price & News

$50.12
+0.48 (+0.97%)
(As of 08/16/2022 03:33 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$49.61
$50.32
50-Day Range
$41.78
$50.74
52-Week Range
$40.72
$65.00
Volume
18,516 shs
Average Volume
836,374 shs
Market Capitalization
$8.81 billion
P/E Ratio
16.22
Dividend Yield
3.21%
Price Target
$61.25

Webster Financial MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
22.4% Upside
$61.25 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.46% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.50
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.56mentions of Webster Financial in the last 14 days
Based on 11 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$419,590 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
14.50%
From $5.45 to $6.24 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.56 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

301st out of 924 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

37th out of 89 stocks

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About Webster Financial (NYSE:WBS) Stock

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 Retail Banking. The Commercial Banking segment provides lending, deposit, and cash management services; commercial and industrial lending and leasing, commercial real estate lending, equipment financing, and asset-based lending, as well as treasury and payment services; wealth management solutions to business owners, operators, and consumers; and trust, asset management, financial planning, insurance, retirement, and investment products. 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 Retail Banking segment provides deposit and fee-based services, residential mortgages, home equity lines, secured and unsecured loans, and credit cards to consumers. The company also offers online and mobile banking services. As of December 31, 2021, it operated 130 banking centers and 251 ATMs. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

Webster Financial Stock Performance

WBS traded down $0.14 on Monday, hitting $49.64. 437,306 shares of the company's stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,350,939. The firm has a market cap of $8.73 billion, a PE ratio of 16.11 and a beta of 1.30. Webster Financial has a twelve month low of $40.72 and a twelve month high of $65.00. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $45.07 and a two-hundred day moving average of $50.82. The company has a current ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47.

Webster Financial (NYSE:WBS - Get Rating) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The financial services provider reported $1.29 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.04. Webster Financial had a net margin of 20.70% and a return on equity of 11.53%. The firm had revenue of $607.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $602.36 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.21 EPS. Webster Financial's quarterly revenue was up 106.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts anticipate that Webster Financial will post 5.45 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Webster Financial Announces Dividend

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 17th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 2nd will be given a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.22%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 1st. Webster Financial's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 51.78%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on WBS. TheStreet lowered shares of Webster Financial from a "b" rating to a "c+" rating in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Compass Point cut their target price on shares of Webster Financial to $77.00 in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Raymond James cut their target price on shares of Webster Financial from $73.00 to $57.00 and set a "strong-buy" rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. Wedbush lowered shares of Webster Financial from an "outperform" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $50.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, June 30th. Finally, StockNews.com lowered shares of Webster Financial from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $61.25.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other Webster Financial news, insider Javier L. Evans sold 1,005 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.91, for a total value of $48,149.55. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 36,904 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,768,070.64. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. In other news, COO Luis Massiani sold 8,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.43, for a total value of $371,440.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 152,910 shares in the company, valued at $7,099,611.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Javier L. Evans sold 1,005 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.91, for a total transaction of $48,149.55. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 36,904 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,768,070.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.85% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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WBS Stock News Headlines

Webster Financial Co. (NYSE:WBS) COO Sells $371,440.00 in Stock
Webster Financial Q2 Adj. EPS Tops Estimates
Webster Raises Prime Lending Rate to 4.75 Percent
Stock Wars: M&T Bank Vs. Webster Financial
Webster Raises Prime Lending Rate to 4.00 Percent
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WBS Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/27 Dividend
5/11/2022
Dividend Payable
5/27/2022
Last Earnings
7/21/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/17 Dividend
8/01/2022
Today
8/16/2022
Dividend Payable
8/17/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/20/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
National commercial banks
Sub-Industry
Regional Banks
Sector
Finance
CUSIP
94789010
Employees
3,245
Year Founded
1986

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$61.25
High Stock Price Forecast
$77.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$50.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+22.2%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
Research Coverage
6 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$408.86 million
Pretax Margin
25.27%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.27 billion
Cash Flow
$6.96 per share
Book Value
$36.36 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
172,581,000
Market Cap
$8.81 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.30

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WBS Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Webster Financial stock right now?

6 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Webster Financial in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings, 2 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" WBS shares.
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What is Webster Financial's stock price forecast for 2022?

6 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Webster Financial's stock. Their WBS share price forecasts range from $50.00 to $77.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $61.25 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 23.4% from the stock's current price.
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How have WBS shares performed in 2022?

Webster Financial's stock was trading at $55.84 at the beginning of the year. Since then, WBS shares have decreased by 11.1% and is now trading at $49.64.
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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, October 20th 2022.
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How were Webster Financial's earnings last quarter?

Webster Financial Co. (NYSE:WBS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 21st. The financial services provider reported $1.29 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.25 by $0.04. The financial services provider earned $607.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $602.36 million. Webster Financial had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.53% and a net margin of 20.70%. Webster Financial's revenue was up 106.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.21 EPS.

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

Webster Financial announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 18th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Wednesday, August 17th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.22%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 1st.
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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 3.21%. The dividend payout ratio is 51.78%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WBS will have a dividend payout ratio of 25.64% 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).

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 a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (3.99%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (2.84%), FMR LLC (2.11%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.39%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (1.27%) and Basswood Capital Management L.L.C. (0.88%). Insiders that own company stock include Christopher J Motl, Daniel Bley, Elizabeth E Flynn, Glenn I Macinnes, Javier L Evans, John Joseph Crawford, John R Ciulla, Luis Massiani, Mark Pettie, 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 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 $49.64.

How much money does Webster Financial make?

Webster Financial (NYSE:WBS) has a market capitalization of $8.73 billion and generates $1.27 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $408.86 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.09 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Webster Financial have?

The company employs 3,245 workers across the globe.

When was Webster Financial founded?

Webster Financial was founded in 1986.

How can I contact Webster Financial?

Webster Financial's mailing address is 145 BANK STREET, WATERBURY CT, 06702. The official website for the company is public.websteronline.com. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at (203) 578-2202, via email at tmangan@websterbank.com, or via fax at 302-636-5454.

This page (NYSE:WBS) was last updated on 8/16/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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