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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 – Midwest 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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