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How to buy Webster Financial Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Webster Financial Corporation stock.

Webster Financial Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. Webster Financial Corporation shares (WBS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Webster Financial Corporation stock price (NYSE: WBS)

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Webster Financial Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-01.
Latest market close$55.13
52-week range$40.06 - $61.68
50-day moving average $48.60
200-day moving average $47.96
Wall St. target price$63.95
PE ratio 14.4597
Dividend yield $1.6 (3.15%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.72

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Webster Financial Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $55.13 from 2023-02-06

1 week (2023-01-31) 4.71%
1 month (2023-01-06) 15.19%
3 months (2022-11-07) 1.06%
6 months (2022-08-04) 20.90%
1 year (2022-02-07) -8.45%
2 years (2021-02-05) 13.81%
3 years (2020-02-07) 28.19%
5 years (2018-02-07) 19.53%

Is Webster Financial Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Webster Financial Corporation's P/E ratio

Webster Financial 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 14x. In other words, Webster Financial Corporation shares trade at around 14x 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.

Webster Financial Corporation's PEG ratio

Webster Financial Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.93. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Webster Financial Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Webster Financial Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $2.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 39.03%
Gross profit TTM $2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.21%
Return on equity TTM 11.21%
Profit margin 29.36%
Book value $44.67
Market capitalisation $9.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Webster Financial Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 21.47% of net profits

Recently Webster Financial Corporation has paid out, on average, around 21.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.15% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Webster Financial Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.15% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Webster Financial Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.6 per share.

While Webster Financial Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Webster Financial Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Webster Financial Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 16 February 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 February 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Webster Financial Corporation's shares ever split?

Webster Financial Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 April 1998. 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 Webster Financial Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Webster Financial Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Webster Financial Corporation's share price.

Webster Financial Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Webster Financial Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.0628 up to $61.6791. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WBS.US volatility(beta: 1.27)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Webster Financial Corporation's is 1.2686. This would suggest that Webster Financial 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).

Webster Financial Corporation overview

Webster Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Webster Bank, National Association that provides a range of banking, investment, and financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in the United States. It operates through three segments: Commercial Banking, HSA Bank, and Retail Banking. The Commercial Banking segment provides lending, deposit, and cash management services; commercial and industrial lending and leasing, commercial real estate lending, equipment financing, and asset-based lending, as well as treasury and payment services; wealth management solutions to business owners, operators, and consumers; and trust, asset management, financial planning, insurance, retirement, and investment products. The HSA Bank segment offers health savings accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, flexible spending accounts, and commuter services that are distributed directly to employers and individual consumers, as well as through national and regional insurance carriers, consultants, and financial advisors. The Retail Banking segment provides deposit and fee-based services, residential mortgages, home equity lines, secured and unsecured loans, and credit cards to consumers. The company also offers online and mobile banking services. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Webster Financial Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.06% of Webster Financial Corporation shares are held by insiders and 88.315% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Webster Financial Corporation?
Webster Financial Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Webster Financial Corporation based?
Webster Financial Corporation's address is: 200 Elm Street, Stamford, CT, United States, 06902
What is Webster Financial Corporation's ISIN number?
Webster Financial Corporation's international securities identification number is: US9478901096
What is Webster Financial Corporation's CUSIP number?
Webster Financial Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 947890109

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