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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Westpac Banking Corporation (NYSE:WBK) from Financial

Today’s top gainers include the company Westpac Banking Corporation (NYSE:WBK) which is in the industry Foreign Money Center Banks, gaining 2.10% today. In the last week its performance is 5.35%, and 3.07% for the past quarter. Currently, Westpac Banking Corporation, WBK has a target price of 26.41, so today’s gain of 2.10% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.76%.

Westpac Banking Corporation (NYSE:WBK), has a market cap of 76306.22, and is based in Australia. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 0.50%.

At the current price of 22.86, it has a dividend yield of 6.12%, and its target price is 26.41. This is with a profit margin of 25.50%, and total debt/equity of 3.24. Westpac Banking Corporation (NYSE:WBK) has a P/E of 12.52, as well as a forward P/E of 12.13.

With a current EPS of 1.83, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 4.43%,Westpac Banking Corporation (NYSE:WBK) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 3.70%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 3.00%.

Performance for the year is 1.74%. Since its IPO date on 6/30/1989, the total performance to date is -5.65%.

Volume today for Westpac Banking Corporation (NYSE:WBK), is 149046, while its average volume is 145.47. Whilst the total gain today was 2.10%, it did have a day high of -4.35%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.16%, and 1.22% for the month. The 52-week low for Westpac Banking Corporation, WBK has been 15.28%, while the 52-week-high has reached -9.72%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 5.00%, and its return on assets is 1.00%. Westpac Banking Corporation (NYSE:WBK) has an operating margin of 43.10%. With a sales growth of 0.90% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Westpac Banking Corporation, WBK is in the sector Financial, its long-term debt/equity is 3.11, and has a current ratio of *TBA and *TBA for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Westpac Banking Corporation? Well its PEG is 4.17, and the P/S is 3.2, along with a P/B of 1.75. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 1.

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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