Were Analysts Bearish Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) This Week?

May 26, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.38, from 1.63 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 14 investors sold Wintrust Financial Corporation shares while 92 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 49.58 million shares or 1.16% less from 50.16 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Kennedy Capital Mngmt has 196,131 shares. 20,519 are held by Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. Principal Fincl Group Inc reported 239,642 shares. New Jersey-based Lord Abbett And Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.06% in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). California Employees Retirement reported 122,786 shares stake. Capital Fund has 17,000 shares. Int Gp Incorporated Inc reported 151,924 shares. C M Bidwell Assoc invested in 0.03% or 480 shares. Blair William Co Il accumulated 25,053 shares. Global X Mngmt Com Limited Liability Company reported 458 shares. Castleark Mngmt Lc accumulated 0.01% or 2,800 shares. Rmb Cap Management Ltd invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Blackrock holds 6.85M shares. Ameriprise Fincl reported 679,049 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. 20,526 are held by Laurion Cap Mngmt L P.

Since January 29, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 5 selling transactions for $4.35 million activity. WEHMER EDWARD J sold $1.24 million worth of stock or 14,173 shares. 1,795 Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) shares with value of $163,327 were sold by MURPHY RICHARD B. STOEHR DAVID L sold $461,424 worth of stock. On Thursday, April 19 SWEENEY GARY D bought $29,895 worth of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) or 330 shares.

Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering Wintrust Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Wintrust Financial Corp had 22 analyst reports since November 28, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Sandler O’Neill maintained Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) on Tuesday, January 23 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Thursday, April 19 with “Hold”. SunTrust maintained Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) rating on Monday, January 8. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $94.0 target. Piper Jaffray maintained Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) on Wednesday, January 24 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, March 12 by FIG Partners. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, December 12. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, January 8 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Tuesday, April 17. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, January 23. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 23. Below is a list of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) latest ratings and price target changes.

23/04/2018 Broker: Hovde Group Rating: Hold New Target: $95.0000 Maintain
19/04/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $95.0000 Maintain
17/04/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $96.0000 Maintain
17/04/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $93.0000 Maintain
17/04/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $102.0000 Maintain
17/04/2018 Broker: Wedbush Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $98 New Target: $100 Maintain
16/04/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $90.0000 Maintain
06/04/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $91.0000 Maintain
22/03/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Neutral New Target: $93 Initiates Coverage On
12/03/2018 Broker: FIG Partners Rating: Hold Downgrade

The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $94.09. About 156,433 shares traded. Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) has risen 23.71% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.16% the S&P500.

Wintrust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company, provides banking and other financial services and products to clients in the Chicago metropolitan area and in southern Wisconsin. The company has market cap of $5.30 billion. It operates in three divisions: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. It has a 21.38 P/E ratio. The Community Banking segment offers personal and commercial banking services primarily to individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, local governmental units, and institutional customers.

More news for Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “New Research Coverage Highlights Wintrust Financial, InfraREIT, Innophos, Western Gas Equity Partners, LP, Getty …” on May 21, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “Wintrust Financial Corporation Announces Plans to Acquire Delaware Place Bank” and published on May 02, 2018 is yet another important article.

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