Wintrust Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC) EVP David A. Dykstra sold 11,235 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.56, for a total transaction of $983,736.60. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 39,365 shares in the company, valued at $3,446,799.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Wintrust Financial Corp (WTFC) opened at $86.66 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. Wintrust Financial Corp has a 52-week low of $64.14 and a 52-week high of $89.34. The company has a market cap of $4,807.41 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.70.

Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 22nd. The bank reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.13 by $0.04. Wintrust Financial had a net margin of 20.35% and a return on equity of 9.49%. The firm had revenue of $300.14 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $299.47 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.94 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Wintrust Financial Corp will post 5.56 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 8th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.88%. This is a boost from Wintrust Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 7th. Wintrust Financial’s payout ratio is 12.73%.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Cerebellum GP LLC bought a new position in Wintrust Financial during the fourth quarter worth $126,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in Wintrust Financial by 2.9% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 735,233 shares of the bank’s stock worth $57,576,000 after purchasing an additional 20,848 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in Wintrust Financial by 3.9% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 298,804 shares of the bank’s stock worth $23,399,000 after purchasing an additional 11,209 shares during the period. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in Wintrust Financial by 1.7% during the third quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. now owns 489,420 shares of the bank’s stock worth $38,326,000 after purchasing an additional 8,002 shares during the period. Finally, Axiom International Investors LLC DE boosted its position in Wintrust Financial by 65.9% during the third quarter. Axiom International Investors LLC DE now owns 54,847 shares of the bank’s stock worth $4,295,000 after purchasing an additional 21,780 shares during the period. 91.22% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. DA Davidson boosted their target price on shares of Wintrust Financial to $93.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Wintrust Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and set a $94.00 target price on shares of Wintrust Financial in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $86.00 target price on shares of Wintrust Financial in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Wintrust Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 target price on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Wintrust Financial has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $87.56.

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Wintrust Financial Company Profile

Wintrust Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its businesses through three segments: community banking, specialty finance and wealth management. The Company offers community banking services to individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, local governmental units and institutional clients.

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