Ratios Reveal: Breaking Down Webster Financial Corp. (WBS)’s Financial Health

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Webster Financial Corp. (NYSE: WBS) closed the day trading at $42.84 down -0.49% from the previous closing price of $43.05. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.49 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.0 million shares were traded. WBS stock price reached its highest trading level at $43.59 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $42.53.


For a better understanding of WBS, let’s look at its different ratios. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.56 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.11.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Barclays on March 08, 2024, initiated with a Overweight rating and assigned the stock a target price of $70.

On January 24, 2024, JP Morgan Upgraded its rating to Overweight which previously was Neutral and also upped its target price recommendation from $60 to $65.

On January 11, 2024, BofA Securities started tracking the stock assigning a Buy rating and target price of $60.BofA Securities initiated its Buy rating on January 11, 2024, with a $60 target price.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Jun 04 ’24 when BLEY DANIEL sold 498 shares for $42.11 per share. The transaction valued at 20,971 led to the insider holds 25,992 shares of the business.

Whiston William E. sold 4,000 shares of WBS for $185,120 on May 07 ’24. The Director now owns 9,666 shares after completing the transaction at $46.28 per share. On May 01 ’24, another insider, BLEY DANIEL, who serves as the Chief Risk Officer of the company, sold 2,280 shares for $44.80 each. As a result, the insider received 102,144 and left with 28,693 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, WBS now has a Market Capitalization of 7346503680 and an Enterprise Value of 11561627648. As of this moment, Webster’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 8.76, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 6.85. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.45. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.80 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 0.87. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 4.62.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for WBS is 1.29, which has changed by 0.07476163 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.2553556 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, WBS has reached a high of $53.39, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $36.36. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -1.80%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -5.30%.

Shares Statistics:

Over the past 3-months, WBS traded about 1.25M shares per day on average, while over the past 10 days, WBS traded about 1466610 shares per day. A total of 172.02M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 169.81M. Insiders hold about 0.97% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 87.46% stake in the company. Shares short for WBS as of 1718323200 were 3776847 with a Short Ratio of 3.02, compared to 1715731200 on 2897703. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 3776847 and a Short% of Float of 2.48.

Dividends & Splits

WBS’s forward annual dividend rate is 1.60, up from 1.6 a year ago. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.03716609The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 3.68. The current Payout Ratio is 32.61% for WBS, which recently paid a dividend on 2024-05-03 with an ex-dividend date of 1714694400. Stock splits for the company last occurred on 1998-04-15 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

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