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How to buy Wintrust Financial Corporation stock | $59.83

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Wintrust Financial Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. Wintrust Financial Corporation shares (WTFC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Wintrust Financial Corporation employs 5,057 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.4 billion.

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  3. Search for Wintrust Financial Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WTFC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$59.83, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Wintrust Financial Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Wintrust Financial Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Wintrust Financial Corporation share price

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Wintrust Financial Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-09.
Latest market closeUSD$59.83
52-week rangeUSD$21.5993 - USD$70.2671
50-day moving average USD$52.7591
200-day moving average USD$46.0946
Wall St. target priceUSD$58.33
PE ratio 13.2784
Dividend yield USD$1.12 (1.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.493

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Wintrust Financial Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $59.83 from 2020-12-09

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Is Wintrust Financial Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Wintrust Financial Corporation's P/E ratio

Wintrust 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 13x. In other words, Wintrust Financial Corporation shares trade at around 13x 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.

Wintrust Financial Corporation's PEG ratio

Wintrust Financial Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.57. 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 Wintrust 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.

Wintrust Financial Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 29.13%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.71%
Return on equity TTM 7.3%
Profit margin 20.14%
Book value $63.567
Market capitalisation USD$3.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Wintrust Financial Corporation shares

There are currently 1.5 million Wintrust Financial Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Wintrust Financial Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 13.6% down from 1.7 million last month.

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

Wintrust Financial Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Wintrust Financial Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Wintrust Financial Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Wintrust Financial Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 432094.13489736). Wintrust Financial Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.41. In other words for every 100,000 Wintrust Financial Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3410 shares are currently held short.

However Wintrust Financial Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Wintrust Financial Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Wintrust Financial Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Wintrust Financial Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Wintrust Financial Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0288% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Wintrust Financial Corporation shares, roughly 29 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 Wintrust Financial Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Wintrust Financial Corporation stock.

Wintrust Financial Corporation share dividends

25%

Dividend payout ratio: 24.94% of net profits

Recently Wintrust Financial Corporation has paid out, on average, around 24.94% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Wintrust Financial Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Wintrust Financial Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.12 per share.

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

Wintrust Financial Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 27 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Wintrust Financial Corporation's shares ever split?

Wintrust Financial Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 15 March 2002. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Wintrust Financial Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Wintrust Financial Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Wintrust Financial Corporation's share price.

Wintrust Financial Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Wintrust Financial Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.5993 up to $70.2671. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WTFC.US volatility(beta: 1.59)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 Wintrust Financial Corporation's is 1.5874. This would suggest that Wintrust 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).

Wintrust Financial Corporation overview

Wintrust Financial Corporation operates as a financial holding company in the Chicago metropolitan area, southern Wisconsin, and northwest Indiana. It operates in three segments: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. The Community Banking segment offers non-interest bearing deposits, non-brokered interest-bearing transaction accounts, and savings and domestic time deposits; home equity, consumer, and real estate loans; safe deposit facilities; and automatic teller machine (ATM), online and mobile banking, and other services. It also engages in the origination and purchase of residential mortgages for sale into the secondary market; and provision of lending, deposits, and cash management services to condominium, homeowner, and community associations, as well as asset-based lending for middle-market companies. In addition, this segment offers loan and deposit services to mortgage brokerage companies; lending to restaurant franchisees; direct leasing; small business administration loans; commercial mortgages and construction loans; and financial solutions. It provides personal and commercial banking services primarily to individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, local governmental units, and institutional customers. The Specialty Finance segment offers commercial and life insurance premiums financing for businesses and individuals; accounts receivable financing, value-added, and out-sourced administrative services; and other specialty finance services, as well as data processing of payrolls, billing, and cash management services to temporary staffing industry. The Wealth Management segment provides trust and investment, asset management, tax-deferred exchange, securities brokerage, and retirement plan services. As of December 31, 2019, the company had approximately 187 banking facilities and 230 ATMs. Wintrust Financial Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois.

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