361 Capital LLC bought a new stake in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 29,325 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $2,296,000. 361 Capital LLC owned about 0.05% of Wintrust Financial Corporation at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Bellwether Investment Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Wintrust Financial Corporation by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bellwether Investment Group LLC now owns 3,666 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $280,000 after buying an additional 14 shares during the period. Suntrust Banks Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Wintrust Financial Corporation by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 7,307 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $558,000 after buying an additional 49 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas lifted its holdings in shares of Wintrust Financial Corporation by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 4,157 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $318,000 after buying an additional 55 shares during the period. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Wintrust Financial Corporation by 1.8% in the 2nd quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 4,399 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $336,000 after buying an additional 78 shares during the period. Finally, Alps Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Wintrust Financial Corporation by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 7,225 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $552,000 after buying an additional 102 shares during the period. 91.11% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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In other news, Director Ingrid S. Stafford sold 1,405 shares of Wintrust Financial Corporation stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.63, for a total value of $113,285.15. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 20,746 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,672,749.98. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Edward J. Wehmer sold 9,000 shares of Wintrust Financial Corporation stock in a transaction on Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.91, for a total value of $719,190.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 121,873 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,738,871.43. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 44,500 shares of company stock valued at $3,563,512 in the last three months. 2.00% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 price objective on shares of Wintrust Financial Corporation in a report on Friday, October 20th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $79.00 price objective on Wintrust Financial Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised Wintrust Financial Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Wintrust Financial Corporation in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $74.00 price objective on shares of Wintrust Financial Corporation in a report on Friday, September 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $81.38.

Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ WTFC) traded down $0.06 during trading on Friday, reaching $78.23. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 137,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 404,879. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,378.23, a P/E ratio of 18.77, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 0.83. Wintrust Financial Corporation has a one year low of $61.46 and a one year high of $82.16.

Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The bank reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $295.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $298.96 million. Wintrust Financial Corporation had a return on equity of 9.32% and a net margin of 19.74%. Wintrust Financial Corporation’s revenue was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.92 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Wintrust Financial Corporation will post 4.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 9th will be given a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 8th. Wintrust Financial Corporation’s payout ratio is 13.43%.

About Wintrust Financial Corporation

Wintrust Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its businesses through three segments: community banking, specialty finance and wealth management. The Company offers community banking services to individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, local governmental units and institutional clients.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC)

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