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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Webster Financial Corp. (NYSE:WBS)?

The company in question is, Webster Financial Corp. (NYSE:WBS) currently with a stock price of 37.54 (0.81% today). The market cap for Webster Financial Corp. is 3420.87, and is in the sector Financial, and Regional – Northeast Banks industry. The target price for Webster Financial Corp. is 37.65. Currently Webster Financial Corp. is trading with a P/E of 17.72, and a forward P/E of 16.11. Average volume for Webster Financial Corp. is 644.87 and so far today it is 134032.

Performance in the last year for Webster Financial Corp. has been 7.04%. For EPS growth, Webster Financial Corp. has seen a growth of 3.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.31%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 30.30% over the last five years and could be 8.35% for the next five years. Webster Financial Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 8.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -3.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.66%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.28%.

Since the IPO date for Webster Financial Corp. on the 12/12/1986, Webster Financial Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 2.25%. With Webster Financial Corp. trading at 37.54, the dividend yield is 2.69%, and the EPS is 2.1.

So could Webster Financial Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 17.72. The PEG is 2.12, P/S is 4.3 and the P/B is at 1.44. The P/cash is 7.63, with P/free cash flow at 24.84.

Webster Financial Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.1, and total debt/equity at 0.1.

In terms of margins, Webster Financial Corp. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 80.30% and a profit margin of 24.30%.Payout ratio for Webster Financial Corp. is 44.50%. Return on assets come to 0.80% with return on investment coming to 20.70%.

Insider ownership for Webster Financial Corp., is at 0.90% and institutional ownership comes to 95.30%. Outstanding shares are at 91.86. While shares float is 90.69. The float short is currently 5.97%, and short ratio is 8.39.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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