Don't Buy Hancock Whitney Without Checking Its Fundamentals!

Shares of Financial Services sector company Hancock Whitney moved -4.7% today, and are now trading at a price of $48. The mid-cap stock's daily volume was 1,172,491 compared to its average volume of 475,511. The S&P 500 index returned a -1.2% performance.

Hancock Whitney Corporation operates as the financial holding company for Hancock Whitney Bank that provides traditional and online banking services to commercial, small business, and retail customers. The company is based in Gulfport and has 3,607 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $4,113,278,208. Hancock Whitney currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 2.1% per year.

9 analysts are following Hancock Whitney and have set target prices ranging from $57 to $63 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At today's prices, HWC is trading -21.03% away from its average analyst target price of $60.78 per share.

Over the last year, HWC shares have gone down by -8.7%, which represents a difference of 3.3% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $59.82 per share and its 52 week low is $41.62. With average free cash flows of $396,234,666.7 that have been growing at an average rate of 39.9% over the last four years, Hancock Whitney declining stock performance may not be reflective of the quality of its underlying business.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ MM) Capital expenditures ($ MM) Free Cash Flow ($ MM) YoY Growth (%)
2021-12-31 586 -24 562 77.15
2020-12-31 355 -38 317 2.62
2019-12-31 352 -43 309 n/a
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