Analyst Expects Webster Financial Corp. (NYSE: WBS) To Make Big Moves

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As a NYSE listed company, WBS falls under the Financial sector while operating within the Banks – Regional industry segment. The current market capitalization of Webster Financial Corp. is $7.48B. A total of 1.2 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.26M shares.

In the most recent transaction, BLEY DANIEL sold 498 shares of WBS for 42.11 per share on Jun 04 ’24. After the transaction, the Chief Risk Officer now owns 25,992 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 07 ’24, Whiston William E. sold 4,000 shares at 46.28 per share. WBS shares that Director owns now total 9,666.

Among the insiders who sold shares, BLEY DANIEL disposed of 2,280 shares on May 01 ’24 at a per-share price of $44.80. This resulted in the Chief Risk Officer holding 28,693 shares of WBS after the transaction. In another insider transaction, MOTL CHRISTOPHER J sold 13,881 shares at $49.00 per share on Mar 11 ’24. Company shares held by the President of Comm. Banking now total 59,647.


Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Webster Financial Corp. pays an annual dividend of $1.60, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.67%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.91. WBS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 5/3/2024 when it declared a $0.40 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 5/16/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 2/16/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 2/2/2024. The WBS stock dividend was $0.40 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, WBS has a high of $53.39 and a low of $36.36.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. Its Book Value Per Share was $49.07, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $3.44B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. 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 WBS is Buy with a score of 4.50.

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