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Wedbush Believes Wintrust Financial (WTFC) Won’t Stop Here

In a report released yesterday, David Chiaverini from Wedbush maintained a Buy rating on Wintrust Financial (WTFCResearch Report), with a price target of $115.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $101.55, close to its 52-week high of $104.03.

According to TipRanks.com, Chiaverini is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 20.4% and a 65.8% success rate. Chiaverini covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Pacific Premier Bancorp, Valley National Bancorp, and Cathay General Bancorp.

Wintrust Financial has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $121.83, which is a 19.8% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 24, Truist Financial also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $125.00 price target.

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Wintrust Financial’s market cap is currently $5.79B and has a P/E ratio of 13.39.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 71 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of WTFC in relation to earlier this year. Earlier this month, Timothy Crane, the President of WTFC sold 8,046 shares for a total of $790,117.

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Wintrust Financial Corp. operates as a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of banking and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. The Community Banking segment provides community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services to customers located in its market area. The Specialty Finance segment offers financing of insurance premiums for businesses and individuals; accounts receivable financing, value-added, out-sourced administrative services; and other specialty finance businesses. The Wealth Management segment offers wealth management services through Wintrust Investments, CTC, Great Lakes Advisors and CDEC; trust and investment services, tax-deferred like-kind exchange services, asset management, securities brokerage services and 401(k) and retirement plan services. The company was founded by Edward Joseph Wehmer on December 30, 1992 and is headquartered in Rosemont, IL.

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