Analysts See $1.45 EPS for Wintrust Financial Corporation (WTFC)

June 19, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.47, from 1.25 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 22 investors sold Wintrust Financial Corporation shares while 107 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 74 raised stakes. 49.34 million shares or 0.49% less from 49.58 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Illinois-based Northern Trust has invested 0.03% in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Tower Research Limited Liability Company (Trc) reported 2,151 shares stake. Gemmer Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 169 shares in its portfolio. Adams Diversified Equity Fund Incorporated reported 10,300 shares. Rmb Cap Mgmt Llc holds 3,300 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P owns 34 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 3,041 were reported by Exane Derivatives. Bluemountain Capital Management Limited Liability Company holds 241 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Advisory Serv Limited Liability invested in 176 shares. Granite Partners Limited Liability Corporation owns 9,266 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Tompkins invested in 335 shares. Cibc World Markets reported 0% of its portfolio in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Legal General Gp Public Limited Co invested in 0% or 70,648 shares. Carlson Lp invested in 194,276 shares or 0.25% of the stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Incorporated invested in 0% or 160,018 shares.

Since January 29, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 5 sales for $4.35 million activity. $1.24 million worth of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) shares were sold by WEHMER EDWARD J. 330 shares were bought by SWEENEY GARY D, worth $29,895. 5,268 shares were sold by STOEHR DAVID L, worth $461,424. 17,432 shares valued at $1.53M were sold by MURPHY RICHARD B on Monday, January 29.

Analysts expect Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) to report $1.45 EPS on July, 17.They anticipate $0.34 EPS change or 30.63 % from last quarter’s $1.11 EPS. WTFC’s profit would be $81.60M giving it 16.20 P/E if the $1.45 EPS is correct. After having $1.40 EPS previously, Wintrust Financial Corporation’s analysts see 3.57 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $93.96. About 284,479 shares traded. Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) has risen 32.06% since June 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.49% the S&P500.

Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering Wintrust Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Wintrust Financial Corp had 20 analyst reports since December 21, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, January 23. The stock has “Hold” rating by Hovde Group on Monday, April 23. Sandler O’Neill maintained Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) rating on Tuesday, April 17. Sandler O’Neill has “Hold” rating and $9600 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 24 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Monday, February 26. SunTrust maintained it with “Hold” rating and $94.0 target in Monday, January 8 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, January 23. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, April 17. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, April 6.

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 $5.29 billion. It operates in three divisions: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. It has a 21.35 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.

Another recent and important Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) news was published by Nasdaq.com which published an article titled: “New Research Coverage Highlights Wintrust Financial, InfraREIT, Innophos, Western Gas Equity Partners, LP, Getty …” on May 21, 2018.

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