Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL): Is A Dividend Coming? - Jefferies

September 27, 2016 6:56 AM EDT
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Price: $47.92 -0.25%

Rating Summary:
    10 Buy, 5 Hold, 0 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 6 | Down: 10 | New: 6
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Jefferies analyst, Casey Haire, reiterated his Buy rating on shares of Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL) and wonders if a dividend is coming since M&A is off the table.

The company has a strong capital ratio (9.1% TCE), robust organic capital generation (17% tangible ROE) and with M&A activity unlikely, the analyst believes WAL has the capacity to implement a dividend. An analysis shows that implementing a 10%-20% dividend payout ratio would provide some yield (0.8%-1.6%) and still enable WAL to build upon already strong capital ratios. If management opts to hoard capital, then WAL will possess a large capital buffer into the next credit cycle.

No change to the price target of $42.

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Shares of Western Alliance Bancorporation closed at $36.57 yesterday.

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