NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Webster Financial (NYSE: WBS) hit a new 52-week low Friday as it is currently trading at $15.39, below its previous 52-week low of $15.44 with 435,129 shares traded as of 3:42 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 637,200 shares over the past 30 days.

Webster Financial has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 18.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Webster Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for the Webster Bank that provides various banking and financial products and services in southern New England and eastern New York State. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, equal to the average banking industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Webster Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Webster Financial Ratings Report.

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