Earnings Wrap-up: Renasant, RLI Corp., WesBanco, More

RLI Turns in a Solid Quarter

Insurance company RLI Corp. (NYSE:RLI) earned $0.61 per share for the second quarter, beating the bottom-line estimate by $0.01 per share. The company’s net written premiums for the period came in at $214.85 million, exceeding the consensus by $6.65 million. RLI’s combined ratio was 85.5 and the insurer’s book value rose by 12% from the end of 2015 inclusive of dividends to $20.87 per share. Of the 766 active funds that we track, eight of them owned an aggregate of $117.93 million in RLI Corp. (NYSE:RLI) positions on March 31, which accounted for 4.00% of the float.

WesBanco Reports Mixed Results

WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ:WSBC) reported net income of $0.59 per share on net interest income of $59.77 million for the second quarter, beating the consensus net income estimate by $0.03 per share but missing the net interest income estimates by $1.14 million. Management continues to focus on credit quality and cost control while aiming for long-term quality growth in the lower-for-longer interest rate environment. The bank remains on track to close its recently announced merger with Your Community Bankshares, Inc. in either the third or fourth quarter of 2016. As per our database, six funds owned shares of WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ:WSBC) at the end of March, up by one quarter-over-quarter.

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Wintrust Earnings Ahead of Estimates 

Wintrust Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC)‘s second quarter earnings came in at $0.90 per share, beating analyst estimates by $0.04 per share. The company’s revenue for the time period rose by 11.2% year-over-year to $260.1 million, exceeding the consensus expectations by $13.66 million. Revenue grew due to total assets rising by 16% on an annualized basis to around $24.4 billion compared to the first quarter of 2016. Book value per common share was $45.96, up from $42.24 a year ago. The number of funds in our system with holdings in Wintrust Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC) fell by two quarter-over-quarter to 12 as of the end of March.

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