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Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL) Shares Plummet Below 1-Year High

Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL) has seen a decline in its stock price by -1.24 in relation to its previous close of 37.86. However, the company has experienced a 18.36% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Barrons Online reported on 05/19/23 that Bank Stocks Fall After Report Yellen Said More Mergers May Be Needed

Is It Worth Investing in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL) Right Now?

Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 4.27x compared to its average ratio. compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 1.37.

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The public float for WAL is 105.84M, and currently, short sellers hold a 8.88% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of WAL on May 24, 2023 was 11.45M shares.

WAL’s Market Performance

The stock of Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL) has seen a 18.36% increase in the past week, with a -6.48% drop in the past month, and a -48.26% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 8.04%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 17.24% for WAL. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 18.04% for WAL’s stock, with a -38.15% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

WAL Trading at 14.23% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought WAL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -56.96% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 17.24%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 8.04%, as shares sank -0.95% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +43.15% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, WAL rose by +18.36%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -51.55% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $31.66. In addition, Western Alliance Bancorporation saw -37.22% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at WAL starting from JOHNSON MARIANNE BOYD, who purchase 2,475 shares at the price of $25.79 back on Mar 13. After this action, JOHNSON MARIANNE BOYD now owns 2,475 shares of Western Alliance Bancorporation, valued at $63,830 using the latest closing price.

Bruckner Tim R, the CBO for Regional Banking of Western Alliance Bancorporation, sale 1,750 shares at $73.16 during a trade that took place back on Feb 21, which means that Bruckner Tim R is holding 20,244 shares at $128,030 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for WAL

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +53.59 for the present operating margin

The net margin for Western Alliance Bancorporation stands at +34.44. The total capital return value is set at 16.26, while invested capital returns managed to touch 14.60. Equity return is now at value 19.20, with 1.40 for asset returns.

Based on Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL), the company’s capital structure generated 137.73 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 57.94. Total debt to assets is 10.86, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 46.77. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 18.59.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.37, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.53. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.06.


To put it simply, Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL) has had a bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.