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WTFC

Wintrust Financial

$72.41

1.74 (2.46%)

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Wintrust Financial increases quarterly dividend 31.6%

Wintrust Financial Corporation announced that the company's board approved a quarterly cash dividend of 25c per share of outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable on February 21 to shareholders of record as of February 7. This represents an increase of approximately 31.6% from the 19c quarterly cash dividend paid in each of the quarters of 2018.

WTFC Wintrust Financial
$72.41

1.74 (2.46%)

01/24/19
SPHN
01/24/19
NO CHANGE
Target $88
SPHN
Overweight
Misinterpretation of Wintrust comments a buying opportunity, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Terry McEvoy said market conditions negatively impacted Q4 results at Wintrust Financial and overshadowed what he feels was a "solid fundamental year" while he believes comments regarding a 1.50%+ overhead ratio in 2019 were overanalyzed and misinterpreted despite being consistent with his prior model and being reflective of the bank investing in its platform. McEvoy, who does not forecast a sudden and rapid increase in regulatory expenses, would be a buyer of Wintrust Financial shares on recent weakness and keeps an Overweight rating and $88 price target on the stock.
01/07/19
PIPR
01/07/19
UPGRADE
Target $85
PIPR
Overweight
Wintrust Financial upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Nathan Race upgraded Wintrust Financial to Overweight with an unchanged price target of $85. The company's balance sheet and net interest margin "defensibility" is overly discounted at current share levels, Race tells investors in a research note.
01/02/19
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01/02/19
NO CHANGE
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CBS, Global Payments, Union Pacific among Stephens' best ideas for 2019
Stephens released its Best Ideas list for 2019, noting that over the last 13 years its Best Ideas list has outperformed the Russell 2000 by an average of 300 bps. Of note, six of the firm's 30 analysts listed "cash" as their best idea for this year. Among the rest, the picks included: Landstar System (LSTR), Enova (ENVA), RealPage (RP), FMC Corporation (FMC), Avanos (AVNS), Knight-Swift (KNX), CBS (CBS), Vulcan Materials (VMC), Encompass Health (EHC), Watsco (WSO), Global Payments (GPN), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), NeoGenomics (NEO), Continental Resources (CLR), Union Pacific (UNP), Ametek (AME), Wintrust Financial (WTFC), Helmerich & Payne (HP), Penske Automotive (PAG), Signature Bank (SBNY), Noble Energy (NBL), Origin Bancorp (OBNK), GrubHub (GRUB) and CenterState Bank (CSFL).
10/19/18
RBCM
10/19/18
NO CHANGE
Target $92
RBCM
Outperform
Wintrust Financial price target lowered to $92 from $100 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Jon Arfstrom lowered his price target on Wintrust Financial to $92 to reflect the recent changes in peer multiples but sees the bank's Q3 results as "decent". The analyst cites "good loan and deposit growth, higher mortgage revenues, and reasonable expense trends", even though "more aggressive deposit initiatives" increased funding costs. Arfstrom keeps his Outperform rating on Wintrust Financial and also raises his FY19 EPS view by 5c to $6.50.

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