Wintrust Financial (WTFC) director Gary Sweeney, Bought $2816 in Stock; Eaton Vance Tax-managed Global Buy-write Opportunities Fund (ETW) Sentiment Is 1.44

The director of Wintrust Financial Corp, Gary Sweeney has made a sudden transaction in the Illinois-based company that is with a grand total value of $2,816 U.S. Dollars. As announced in the DC-based SEC electronic document filed on 26-02-2018, Gary bought 42 shares based on an average share price of $67.0. Mr. Gary today has rights to 3,015 shares, accounting for 0.01% of the Company’s market cap.

The stock increased 0.17% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $11.9. About 365,716 shares traded or 9.83% up from the average. Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Buy-Write Opportunities Fund (ETW) has risen 9.87% since February 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.83% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.55% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $86.64. About 183,349 shares traded. Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) has risen 36.64% since February 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.94% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Wintrust Financial has $98.0 highest and $46 lowest target. $82.82’s average target is -4.41% below currents $86.64 stock price. Wintrust Financial had 39 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) on Tuesday, December 12 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. As per Thursday, September 7, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, October 19. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, January 23. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Monday, January 8 with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, January 24. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, September 25. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 8 by Hovde Group. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 7 report.

Analysts await Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) to report earnings on April, 17. They expect $1.28 earnings per share, up 28.00% or $0.28 from last year’s $1 per share. WTFC’s profit will be $71.64M for 16.92 P/E if the $1.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.17 actual earnings per share reported by Wintrust Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.40% EPS growth.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 insider sales for $7.66 million activity. ZIDAR THOMAS P sold $254,240 worth of stock. $719,190 worth of stock was sold by WEHMER EDWARD J on Monday, October 23. MURPHY RICHARD B sold $1.53 million worth of stock. DYKSTRA DAVID A sold $1.79 million worth of stock. GLEASON LEONA A sold $681,864 worth of stock or 8,441 shares. 5,268 Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) shares with value of $461,424 were sold by STOEHR DAVID L.

Wintrust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company, provides banking and other financial services and products to clients in the Chicago metropolitan area and in southern Wisconsin. The company has market cap of $4.85 billion. It operates in three divisions: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. It has a 19.69 P/E ratio. The Community Banking segment offers personal and commercial banking services primarily to individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, local governmental units, and institutional customers.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.63 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.63, from 1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 17 investors sold Wintrust Financial Corporation shares while 66 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 50.16 million shares or 0.77% more from 49.78 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Aqr Mngmt Limited Co stated it has 185,007 shares. Us State Bank De holds 0.01% or 41,233 shares. Lpl Finance Ltd Liability Corp, a California-based fund reported 5,866 shares. Raymond James Services Advisors stated it has 0.11% in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Wellington Mngmt Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 0% or 22,253 shares. Jane Street Limited Liability Corp owns 0% invested in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) for 3,314 shares. Cap One Natl Association owns 15,571 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. 33,624 are owned by Martingale Asset Management Limited Partnership. Essex Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 0.03% stake. Greenwood Capital Assoc Limited Liability, South Carolina-based fund reported 4,242 shares. Symphony Asset Limited Company accumulated 12,205 shares. 13,700 were reported by Cap Fund Mgmt Sa. Td Asset Mgmt holds 3,600 shares. Phocas invested in 1.34% or 200,688 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC).

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