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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC)?

The company in question is, Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) currently with a stock price of 54.12 (0.26% today). The market cap for Wintrust Financial Corporation is 2779.97, and is in the sector Financial, and Regional РMidwest Banks industry. The target price for Wintrust Financial Corporation is 56.6. Currently Wintrust Financial Corporation is trading with a P/E of 17.41, and a forward P/E of 14.18. Average volume for Wintrust Financial Corporation is 239.01 and so far today it is 104715.

Performance in the last year for Wintrust Financial Corporation has been 3.64%. For EPS growth, Wintrust Financial Corporation has seen a growth of -3.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.55%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 23.00% over the last five years and could be 4.00% for the next five years. Wintrust Financial Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 12.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 6.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.33%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.13%.

Since the IPO date for Wintrust Financial Corporation on the 4/16/1998, Wintrust Financial Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 12.11%. With Wintrust Financial Corporation trading at 54.12, the dividend yield is 0.89%, and the EPS is 3.1.

So could Wintrust Financial Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 17.41. The PEG is 4.35, P/S is 3.65 and the P/B is at 1.12. The P/cash is 2.33, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Wintrust Financial Corporation 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 0.17, and total debt/equity at 0.17.

In terms of margins, Wintrust Financial Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 84.60% and a profit margin of 20.70%.Payout ratio for Wintrust Financial Corporation is 14.10%. Return on assets come to 0.70% with return on investment coming to 20.50%.

Insider ownership for Wintrust Financial Corporation, is at 1.10% and institutional ownership comes to 93.50%. Outstanding shares are at 51.5. While shares float is 50.98. The float short is currently 5.02%, and short ratio is 10.71.

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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