Hancock Whitney Corp (NYSE:HWC) insider Cecil W. Knight, Jr. sold 3,578 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.99, for a total transaction of $67,946.22. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

NYSE:HWC opened at $19.06 on Friday. Hancock Whitney Corp has a 1 year low of $14.32 and a 1 year high of $44.42. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $20.11 and its 200 day simple moving average is $25.73.

Hancock Whitney (NYSE:HWC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 21st. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.35 by ($0.24). The business had revenue of $311.81 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $312.85 million.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Piper Sandler increased their price target on shares of Hancock Whitney from $26.00 to $27.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 18th. DA Davidson lowered shares of Hancock Whitney from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, May 1st. Raymond James lowered their target price on shares of Hancock Whitney from $27.00 to $25.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Hancock Whitney from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, June 8th. Finally, SunTrust Banks raised their target price on shares of Hancock Whitney from $26.00 to $27.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 18th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.60.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of Hancock Whitney by 22.5% during the 4th quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 4,043,620 shares of the company’s stock worth $177,434,000 after acquiring an additional 742,322 shares during the period. Keebeck Alpha LP bought a new position in shares of Hancock Whitney during the 1st quarter worth about $290,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in shares of Hancock Whitney by 6.9% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,655,337 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,313,000 after acquiring an additional 107,050 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Hancock Whitney by 178.0% during the 1st quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 5,202 shares of the company’s stock worth $101,000 after acquiring an additional 3,331 shares during the period. Finally, Two Sigma Investments LP bought a new position in shares of Hancock Whitney during the 1st quarter worth about $501,000.

Hancock Whitney Company Profile

Hancock Whitney Corp. is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of financial services. It also offers trust and investment management services to retirement plans, corporations, and individuals; and brokerage services, annuity products, and life insurance, general insurance agency services, including life and title insurance, consumer financing service.

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