Why Webster Financial (WBS) Stock Fell Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Webster Financial (WBS) shares were down -4.26% to $29.43 on Thursday following the release of the company's second quarter earnings results.

The company reported an EPS of 50 cents per diluted share, missing analysts estimates by 1 cent.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORP (WBS) a BUY. This is driven by multiple strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity."

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