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How to buy Hancock Whitney Corporation stock

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Hancock Whitney Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. Hancock Whitney Corporation shares (HWC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hancock Whitney Corporation employs 3,926 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Hancock Whitney Corporation share price

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Hancock Whitney Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$14.28 - $48.27
50-day moving average $43.11
200-day moving average $35.03
Wall St. target price$50.10
PE ratio 24.3287
Dividend yield $1.08 (2.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.96

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Is it a good time to buy Hancock Whitney Corporation stock?

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Is Hancock Whitney Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Hancock Whitney Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hancock Whitney Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Hancock Whitney Corporation's P/E ratio

Hancock Whitney Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Hancock Whitney Corporation shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Hancock Whitney Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $918 million
Operating margin TTM 19.67%
Gross profit TTM $660.2 million
Return on assets TTM 0.52%
Return on equity TTM 5.06%
Profit margin 18.85%
Book value $39.38
Market capitalisation $4.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hancock Whitney Corporation shares

There are currently 1.8 million Hancock Whitney Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Hancock Whitney Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 2.9% up from 1.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Hancock Whitney Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Hancock Whitney Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hancock Whitney Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hancock Whitney Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hancock Whitney Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 432476.07655502). Hancock Whitney Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.18. In other words for every 100,000 Hancock Whitney Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4180 shares are currently held short.

However Hancock Whitney Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hancock Whitney Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hancock Whitney Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hancock Whitney Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hancock Whitney Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0241% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hancock Whitney Corporation shares, roughly 24 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Hancock Whitney Corporation.

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Hancock Whitney Corporation share dividends

51%

Dividend payout ratio: 51.18% of net profits

Recently Hancock Whitney Corporation has paid out, on average, around 51.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hancock Whitney Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hancock Whitney Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.08 per share.

Hancock Whitney Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Hancock Whitney Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 14 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Hancock Whitney Corporation's shares ever split?

Hancock Whitney Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 March 2004. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hancock Whitney Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hancock Whitney Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Hancock Whitney Corporation's share price.

Hancock Whitney Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hancock Whitney Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.28 up to $48.27. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HWC.US volatility(beta: 1.71)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Hancock Whitney Corporation's is 1.7071. This would suggest that Hancock Whitney Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Hancock Whitney Corporation overview

Hancock Whitney Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Hancock Whitney Bank that provides a range of banking products and services to commercial, small business, and retail customers. The company accepts various deposit products, such as noninterest-bearing demand deposits, interest-bearing transaction accounts, savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, and time deposit accounts. Its loan products include commercial and industrial; commercial real estate; construction and land development; residential mortgages, including fixed and adjustable rate loans; consumer loans comprising second lien mortgage home loans, home equity lines of credit, and nonresidential consumer purpose loans; revolving credit facilities; and letters of credit and financial guarantees. The company also offers investment brokerage and treasury management services, and annuity and life insurance products; and trust and investment management services to retirement plans, corporations, and individuals, as well as holds foreclosed assets. It operates 208 full service banking and financial services offices, and 275 automated teller machines in Gulf south corridor, including south Mississippi; southern and central Alabama; southern, central, and northwest Louisiana; the northern, central, and Panhandle regions of Florida; and east Texas, including Houston, Beaumont, and Dallas, as well as operates a loan production office in Nashville, Tennessee. The company was formerly known as Hancock Holding Company and changed its name to Hancock Whitney Corporation in May 2018. Hancock Whitney Corporation was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Gulfport, Mississippi.

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