Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WTFC) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

  • 9/27/2017 – Wintrust Financial Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $83.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Wintrust Financial Corporation is a bank holding company which provides banking services, trust and investment services, commercial insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, and certain administrative services. They provide community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services through their subsidiaries, Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company, North Shore Community Bank & Trust Company, Libertyville Bank & Trust Company, Barrington Bank & Trust Company, Crystal Lake Bank & Trust Company, and Northbrook Bank & Trust Company. “
  • 9/26/2017 – Wintrust Financial Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.
  • 9/26/2017 – Wintrust Financial Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Wintrust Financial Corporation is a bank holding company which provides banking services, trust and investment services, commercial insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, and certain administrative services. They provide community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services through their subsidiaries, Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company, North Shore Community Bank & Trust Company, Libertyville Bank & Trust Company, Barrington Bank & Trust Company, Crystal Lake Bank & Trust Company, and Northbrook Bank & Trust Company. “
  • 9/20/2017 – Wintrust Financial Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $81.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Wintrust Financial Corporation is a bank holding company which provides banking services, trust and investment services, commercial insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, and certain administrative services. They provide community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services through their subsidiaries, Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company, North Shore Community Bank & Trust Company, Libertyville Bank & Trust Company, Barrington Bank & Trust Company, Crystal Lake Bank & Trust Company, and Northbrook Bank & Trust Company. “
  • 9/19/2017 – Wintrust Financial Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Wintrust Financial Corporation is a bank holding company which provides banking services, trust and investment services, commercial insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, and certain administrative services. They provide community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services through their subsidiaries, Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company, North Shore Community Bank & Trust Company, Libertyville Bank & Trust Company, Barrington Bank & Trust Company, Crystal Lake Bank & Trust Company, and Northbrook Bank & Trust Company. “
  • 9/13/2017 – Wintrust Financial Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $79.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Wintrust Financial Corporation is a bank holding company which provides banking services, trust and investment services, commercial insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, and certain administrative services. They provide community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services through their subsidiaries, Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company, North Shore Community Bank & Trust Company, Libertyville Bank & Trust Company, Barrington Bank & Trust Company, Crystal Lake Bank & Trust Company, and Northbrook Bank & Trust Company. “
  • 9/8/2017 – Wintrust Financial Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Wintrust Financial Corporation is a bank holding company which provides banking services, trust and investment services, commercial insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, and certain administrative services. They provide community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services through their subsidiaries, Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company, North Shore Community Bank & Trust Company, Libertyville Bank & Trust Company, Barrington Bank & Trust Company, Crystal Lake Bank & Trust Company, and Northbrook Bank & Trust Company. “
  • 9/8/2017 – Wintrust Financial Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $84.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/2/2017 – Wintrust Financial Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $82.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Wintrust Financial Corporation is a bank holding company which provides banking services, trust and investment services, commercial insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, and certain administrative services. They provide community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services through their subsidiaries, Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company, North Shore Community Bank & Trust Company, Libertyville Bank & Trust Company, Barrington Bank & Trust Company, Crystal Lake Bank & Trust Company, and Northbrook Bank & Trust Company. “
  • 9/1/2017 – Wintrust Financial Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Wintrust Financial Corporation is a bank holding company which provides banking services, trust and investment services, commercial insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, and certain administrative services. They provide community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services through their subsidiaries, Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company, North Shore Community Bank & Trust Company, Libertyville Bank & Trust Company, Barrington Bank & Trust Company, Crystal Lake Bank & Trust Company, and Northbrook Bank & Trust Company. “
  • 9/1/2017 – Wintrust Financial Corporation had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $74.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/22/2017 – Wintrust Financial Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They now have a $82.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/12/2017 – Wintrust Financial Corporation was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.

Shares of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) traded down 0.73% on Wednesday, hitting $78.39. The stock had a trading volume of 186,919 shares. The stock has a market cap of $4.37 billion, a PE ratio of 19.77 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $73.86 and a 200-day moving average price of $73.08. Wintrust Financial Corporation has a 12 month low of $51.65 and a 12 month high of $80.52.

Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The bank reported $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $294.38 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $279.69 million. Wintrust Financial Corporation had a net margin of 19.24% and a return on equity of 9.15%. The business’s revenue was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.90 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Wintrust Financial Corporation will post $4.30 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, insider Edward J. Wehmer sold 29,779 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.89, for a total transaction of $2,289,707.31. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 137,352 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,560,995.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP David A. Dykstra sold 26,861 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.82, for a total transaction of $2,063,462.02. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 185,651 shares in the company, valued at $14,261,709.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.97% of the company’s stock.

Wintrust Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its businesses through three segments: community banking, specialty finance and wealth management. The Company offers community banking services to individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, local governmental units and institutional clients.

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