How to buy Webster Financial (WBS) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Webster Financial shares.

Webster Financial Corporation (WBS) is a publicly traded banks-regional business based in the US. It opened the day at $56.54 after a previous close of $57.18. During the day the price has varied from a low of $54.48 to a high of $56.87. The latest price was $54.79 (25 minute delay). Webster Financial is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Webster Financial

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: WBS in this case.
  5. Research Webster Financial shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Webster Financial shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Fees for buying 10x Webster Financial shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £2.05
£411.49 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.02
£410.47 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.05
£411.49 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £9.56
£419.00 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £16.04
£425.49 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £14.13
£423.58 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £4.09
£413.54 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £14.62
£424.06 total
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Webster Financial share price (NYSE:WBS)

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Is it a good time to buy Webster Financial stock?

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Is Webster Financial under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Webster Financial'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 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.

PEG ratio

Webster Financial's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.93. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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

How has coronavirus impacted Webster Financial's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Webster Financial's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $60.01, which is 23.01% up on its pre-crash value of $46.2 and 230.45% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $18.16.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Webster Financial shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $406.16 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,323.22.

Webster Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-28.
Open$56.54
High$56.87
Low$54.48
Close$54.79
Previous close$57.18
Change$-2.39
Change %-4.1798%
Volume1,165,729
Information last updated 2022-01-26.
52-week range$44.9127 - $65
50-day moving average$57.3876
200-day moving average$54.3431
Wall St. target price$68.15
PE ratio13.5642
Dividend yield$1.6 (2.64%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$4.4195

Do Webster Financial shares pay dividends?

2.6%

Dividend yield: 2.64% of stock value

2.6%

Forward annual dividend yield: 2.64% of stock value

27.4%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.4% of net profits

Webster Financial has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.64% of its share value annually.

Webster Financial has paid out, on average, around 27.4% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Webster Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $1.6 per share.

While Webster Financial's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Webster Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 11 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Webster Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $44.9127 up to $65. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WBS.US volatility(beta: 1.41)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's is 1.4131. This would suggest that Webster Financial's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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