Investing In Hancock Whitney Corp. (NASDAQ: HWC): Why Should You?

After Hours

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Banks – Regional industry segment. The current market capitalization of Hancock Whitney Corp. is $3.98B. A total of 0.67 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 492.21K shares.

In the most recent transaction, Ziluca Christopher S sold 3,636 shares of HWC for 43.50 per share on Feb 22 ’24. After the transaction, the Chief Credit Officer now owns 35,285 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jan 25 ’24, Loper D Shane sold 17,690 shares at 46.81 per share. HWC shares that Chief Operating Officer owns now total 71,148.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Exnicios Joseph S disposed of 9,857 shares on Jan 22 ’24 at a per-share price of $47.15. This resulted in the President-Hancock Whitney Bank holding 30,159 shares of HWC after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Exnicios Joseph S sold 37 shares at $46.96 per share on Jan 22 ’24. Company shares held by the President-Hancock Whitney Bank now total 0.

Dividend

The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Hancock Whitney Corp. pays an annual dividend of $1.20, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.61%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.24. HWC’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/4/2024 when it declared a $0.30 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/15/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/15/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 12/4/2023. The HWC stock dividend was $0.30 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HWC has a high of $49.65 and a low of $31.02.

As of this writing, HWC has an earnings estimate of $1.19 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 10 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.23 per share and a lower estimate of $1.15. The company reported an EPS of $1.12 in the last quarter, which was 7.70% higher than expectations of $1.04.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. Its Book Value Per Share was $44.05, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $3.67B.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for HWC is Buy with a score of 3.56.

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