Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL) shares are trading at lower $52.81 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $48.83.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $58.94 and the low is $20.90. Over the last 52 weeks, WAL is up 2.01% while the S&P 500 is up 14.95%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, WAL reported a profit of $284.74 million. Western Alliance Bancorporation also saw revenues increase to $304.84 million. In addition, WAL has free cash flow of $417.01 million as of 09-2020.
WAL booked profit margins of 35.40%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 14.30%, and its Return on Assets is 1.50%. All told, it is clear that, WAL needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. WAL has a short ratio of 2.97 and outstanding shares of 99.85M.
WAL has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.85 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 4.37. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as WAL has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Western Alliance Bancorporation WAL has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, WAL represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Western Alliance Bancorporation WAL is now commanding a market cap of 5.38B and a float of 97.41M. WAL is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of WAL stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
Disclosure: we hold no position in WAL, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.