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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 3,986 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$664 million.
|52-week range||USD$13.8375 - USD$41.41|
|50-day moving average||USD$37.5442|
|200-day moving average||USD$27.6512|
|Wall St. target price||USD$43.8|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.08 (2.79%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.524|
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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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Hancock Whitney Corporation shares trade at around 6x 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.
|Revenue TTM||USD$664 million|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$664 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.14%|
|Return on equity TTM||-1.31%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$3.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 8.1% down from 1.9 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) is the quantity of Hancock Whitney Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hancock Whitney Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 492969.4214876). Hancock Whitney Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.63. In other words for every 100,000 Hancock Whitney Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3630 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 0.0237% 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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Dividend payout ratio: 120% of net profits
Recently Hancock Whitney Corporation has paid out, on average, around 120% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.86% 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 2.86% 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 15 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Hancock Whitney Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 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.
Over the last 12 months, Hancock Whitney Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.8375 up to $41.41. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.6313. 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 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 services, and annuity and life insurance products; trust and investment management services to retirement plans, corporations, and individuals; and treasury management services, as well as operates and sells foreclosed assets. It operates approximately 217 full service banking and financial services offices and 288 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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