Webster Financial (WBS) EPS Estimated At $0.86; Shorts at SEIKO EPSON SUWA ORDINARY SHARES J (SEKEF) Raised By 12.71%

June 17, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Analysts expect Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) to report $0.86 EPS on July, 20.They anticipate $0.22 EPS change or 34.38% from last quarter’s $0.64 EPS. WBS’s profit would be $79.21M giving it 19.26 P/E if the $0.86 EPS is correct. After having $0.85 EPS previously, Webster Financial Corporation’s analysts see 1.18% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $66.25. About 1.53 million shares traded or 202.31% up from the average. Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) has risen 29.99% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.42% the S&P500. Some Historical WBS News: ; 22/03/2018 – Webster Financial Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average; 06/03/2018 Webster Financial Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average; 08/03/2018 – Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Commences Investigation on Behalf of Webster Financial Corporation (WBS) Investors; 19/04/2018 – Webster 1Q EPS 85c; 19/04/2018 – WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORP QTRLY NET INTEREST INCOME WAS $214.2 MLN COMPARED TO $192.7 MLN; 22/05/2018 – UNITED FINANCIAL BANCORP INC – UNDER TERMS OF AGREEMENT, FOLLOWING SIX WEBSTER BANK BRANCHES WILL BE PURCHASED BY UNITED BANK; 23/04/2018 – DJ Webster Financial Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (WBS); 12/03/2018 – Webster Financial Volume Rises Almost Quadruple 20 Day Average; 19/04/2018 – WEBSTER FINANCIAL 1Q EPS 85C, EST. 79C; 19/04/2018 – WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORP QTRLY REVENUE OF $282.9 MLN, AN INCREASE OF 10.6 PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO

SEIKO EPSON CORP SUWA ORDINARY SHARES J (OTCMKTS:SEKEF) had an increase of 12.71% in short interest. SEKEF’s SI was 1.15M shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 12.71% from 1.02 million shares previously. With 100 avg volume, 11458 days are for SEIKO EPSON CORP SUWA ORDINARY SHARES J (OTCMKTS:SEKEF)’s short sellers to cover SEKEF’s short positions. The SI to SEIKO EPSON CORP SUWA ORDINARY SHARES J’s float is 0.43%. It closed at $18.04 lastly. It is down 0.00% since June 17, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Seiko Epson Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, makes, sells, and provides services for products in the printing solutions, visual communications, wearable and industrial products, and other businesses in Japan, the United States, China, and internationally. The company has market cap of $6.26 billion. The Company’s Printing Solutions segment provides inkjet printers, serial impact dot matrix printers, page printers, color image scanners, large-format inkjet printers, industrial inkjet printing systems, printers for use in POS systems, label printers and related consumables, office papermaking systems, personal computers, and others. It has a 18.93 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Visual Communications segment develops, makes, and sells 3LCD projectors for business, education, and the home markets; high-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD panels for 3LCD projectors; and smart eyewear.

More news for Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) were recently published by: Businesswire.com, which released: “Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Announces Investigation on Behalf of Webster Financial Corporation Investors (WBS)” on May 22, 2018. Fool.com‘s article titled: “3 Top Bank Stocks to Buy Right Now” and published on May 20, 2018 is yet another important article.

Webster Financial Corporation operates as the holding firm for Webster Bank, National Association that provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $6.10 billion. It operates through four divisions: Commercial Banking, Community Banking, HSA Bank, and Private Banking. It has a 22.84 P/E ratio. The Commercial Banking segment provides lending, deposit, and cash management services to middle market companies; and asset lending, commercial real estate, and equipment finance, as well as treasury and payment services, which include government and institutional banking.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.24, from 1.16 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 18 investors sold Webster Financial Corporation shares while 97 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 85.03 million shares or 0.10% less from 85.11 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Rafferty Asset Ltd holds 0.03% or 31,205 shares. Aperio Grp Inc Ltd Liability Corporation has 48,415 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Moreover, Arizona State Retirement System has 0.03% invested in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) for 62,274 shares. Ameritas Invest Partners holds 0.17% in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) or 64,117 shares. Smith Graham And Inv Limited Partnership stated it has 182,610 shares or 0.97% of all its holdings. Natixis Advsr Ltd Partnership has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS). Artisan Limited Partnership, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 1.25M shares. 4,238 were accumulated by Bb&T Ltd Liability Com. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 264,002 shares. Moreover, Jpmorgan Chase And has 0% invested in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) for 308,761 shares. Illinois-based Balyasny Asset Llc has invested 0.05% in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS). Shelton Cap Mgmt reported 6,509 shares stake. 119,129 are owned by Retirement Systems Of Alabama. Acadian Asset Management Ltd Liability reported 601 shares. Nomura invested 0% in Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS).

Among 19 analysts covering Webster Financial (NYSE:WBS), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Webster Financial had 60 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood on Thursday, January 18 with “Hold”. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, October 9 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 22 by Zacks. On Tuesday, September 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. On Monday, April 24 the stock rating was maintained by Wood with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 23 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Sunday, July 23 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, April 24. The stock of Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 20 by Boenning & Scattergood. The stock of Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Monday, January 25 by FBR Capital.

Since January 25, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 9 insider sales for $5.85 million activity. The insider SMITH JAMES COPENHAVER sold 60,000 shares worth $3.63 million. $244,120 worth of Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) was sold by CRAWFORD JOHN JOSEPH on Friday, May 4. $293,706 worth of Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) shares were sold by BLEY DANIEL. $185,415 worth of Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) was sold by Pettie Mark. Another trade for 5,064 shares valued at $274,565 was made by BECKER JOEL S on Tuesday, February 6. Another trade for 7,400 shares valued at $448,514 was made by MORSE LAURENCE C on Thursday, April 26. MORRIS DAWN C had sold 2,431 shares worth $147,100.

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