Analysts See $1.54 EPS for Wintrust Financial Corporation (WTFC)

September 16, 2018 - By Billy Entrekin

Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.38, from 0.78 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 18 investors sold Wintrust Financial Corporation shares while 92 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. 47.90 million shares or 2.92% less from 49.34 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Moreover, Amalgamated Commercial Bank has 0.02% invested in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Glenmede Company Na owns 700,098 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. Bb&T reported 0.03% stake. Quantbot Technologies L P, New York-based fund reported 46,388 shares. First Midwest State Bank Division reported 0.21% in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Retirement Systems Of Alabama owns 72,880 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. 3,416 are held by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Texas Permanent School Fund reported 36,327 shares stake. Timessquare Cap Limited Com stated it has 409,100 shares or 0.24% of all its holdings. Cubist Systematic Strategies Llc holds 0.1% or 23,080 shares. First Tru Advisors Lp stated it has 111,671 shares. Benjamin F Edwards And reported 1,000 shares. Susquehanna International Grp Ltd Liability Partnership reported 185,060 shares stake. Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt accumulated 0.06% or 44,870 shares. Moreover, Sterling Mgmt Limited Liability has 0.3% invested in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC).

Since April 19, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 3 sales for $1.34 million activity. On Thursday, April 19 the insider SWEENEY GARY D bought $29,895. $1.12 million worth of stock was sold by WEHMER EDWARD J on Monday, July 23. 954 shares valued at $86,776 were sold by CRANE TIMOTHY on Friday, July 20.

Analysts expect Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) to report $1.54 EPS on October, 17.They anticipate $0.42 EPS change or 37.50 % from last quarter’s $1.12 EPS. WTFC’s profit would be $86.80M giving it 14.38 P/E if the $1.54 EPS is correct. After having $1.53 EPS previously, Wintrust Financial Corporation’s analysts see 0.65 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.97% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $88.57. About 754,820 shares traded or 57.11% up from the average. Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) has risen 22.59% since September 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.97% the S&P500.

Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Wintrust Financial had 10 analyst reports since March 22, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) rating on Monday, April 16. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $9000 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, April 17 by Sandler O’Neill. As per Friday, April 6, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, April 19 by SunTrust. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 17 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Monday, April 23 by Hovde Group. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, July 18 by Wedbush. As per Tuesday, April 17, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, April 17 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Wintrust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company, provides banking and other financial services and products to clients in the Chicago metropolitan area and in southern Wisconsin. The company has market cap of $4.99 billion. It operates in three divisions: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. It has a 16.96 P/E ratio. The Community Banking segment offers personal and commercial banking services primarily to individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, local governmental units, and institutional customers.

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