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Shares of Wintrust Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the eight analysts that are covering the stock, Analyst Ratings News reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $49.66.

Wintrust Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC) traded down 0.96% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $46.50. The stock had a trading volume of 60,400 shares. Wintrust Financial Corp has a 52 week low of $39.14 and a 52 week high of $49.99. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $45.57 and a 200-day moving average of $45.74. The company has a market cap of $2.163 billion and a P/E ratio of 16.50.

Wintrust Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 14th. The company reported $0.76 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $203.28 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $198.07 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.69 earnings per share. Wintrust Financial Corp’s revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Wintrust Financial Corp will post $3.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

WTFC has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Macquarie reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Wintrust Financial Corp in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a $46.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $45.00. Separately, analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their price target on shares of Wintrust Financial Corp from $45.00 to $49.00 in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, analysts at SunTrust raised their price target on shares of Wintrust Financial Corp from $50.00 to $51.00 in a research note on Wednesday.

Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC), is a financial holding company.

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