NASDAQ:WABC - Westamerica Bancorporation Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $59.33 -1.64 (-2.69 %) (As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$60.97Today's Range$58.87 - $60.5252-Week Range$52.05 - $65.39Volume123,016 shsAverage Volume106,641 shsMarket Capitalization$1.60 billionP/E Ratio22.72Dividend Yield2.62%Beta1.04 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Westamerica Bancorp operates as a bank holding company. It provides range of banking services to individual and corporate customers in Northern and Central California. The company provides loans and lines of credit, online services, mobile banking, checking, savings, credit cards, cash management, overdraft services, merchant services, professional banking, bank owned property, preventing business loans, payroll services, and trust services. Westamerica Bancorp was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in San Rafael, CA. Receive WABC News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for WABC and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry National commercial banks Sub-IndustryRegional Banks SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:WABC Previous Symbol CUSIP95709010 CIK311094 Webwww.westamerica.com Phone707-863-6000Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio0.33 Quick Ratio0.33Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio22.72 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$199.87 million Price / Sales7.98 Cash Flow$3.5044 per share Price / Cash Flow16.93 Book Value$23.03 per share Price / Book2.58Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net Income$71.56 million Net Margins36.90% Return on Equity12.05% Return on Assets1.29%Miscellaneous EmployeesN/A Outstanding Shares26,890,000Market Cap$1.60 billion Next Earnings Date4/18/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) Frequently Asked Questions What is Westamerica Bancorporation's stock symbol? Westamerica Bancorporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WABC." How often does Westamerica Bancorporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Westamerica Bancorporation? Westamerica Bancorporation announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 24th. Investors of record on Monday, February 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Friday, February 15th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.70%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 1st. View Westamerica Bancorporation's Dividend History. How will Westamerica Bancorporation's stock buyback program work? Westamerica Bancorporation announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, July 26th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase 1,750,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were Westamerica Bancorporation's earnings last quarter? Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.01. The financial services provider earned $50.83 million during the quarter. Westamerica Bancorporation had a net margin of 36.90% and a return on equity of 12.05%. View Westamerica Bancorporation's Earnings History. When is Westamerica Bancorporation's next earnings date? Westamerica Bancorporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 18th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Westamerica Bancorporation. What price target have analysts set for WABC? 2 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Westamerica Bancorporation's stock. Their predictions range from $53.00 to $53.00. On average, they anticipate Westamerica Bancorporation's stock price to reach $53.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 10.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for Westamerica Bancorporation. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Westamerica Bancorporation? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Westamerica Bancorporation in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Westamerica Bancorporation. Has Westamerica Bancorporation been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about WABC stock have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Westamerica Bancorporation earned a news impact score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the financial services provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Westamerica Bancorporation's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Westamerica Bancorporation include Cullen/Frost Bankers (CFR), BOK Financial (BOKF), Synovus Financial (SNV), Akbank T.A.S. (AKBTY), Webster Financial (WBS), CIT Group (CIT), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), First Horizon National (FHN), Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP), Sterling Bancorp (STL), F.N.B. (FNB), MB Financial (MBFI), Valley National Bancorp (VLY), TCF Financial (TCF) and UMB Financial (UMBF). What other stocks do shareholders of Westamerica Bancorporation own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Westamerica Bancorporation investors own include Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI), salesforce.com (CRM), STAAR Surgical (STAA), Union Pacific (UNP), Total (TOT), Walt Disney (DIS), Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX), Williams-Sonoma (WSM), Randgold Resources (GOLD) and W. R. Berkley (WRB). Who are Westamerica Bancorporation's key executives? Westamerica Bancorporation's management team includes the folowing people: David L. Payne, Chairman, President & Chief Executive OfficerJohn A. Thorson, CFO, Senior Vice President & Head-Media RelationsKris Irvine, Secretary & Vice PresidentRussell W. Rizzardi, Senior Vice President-Credit Administration Who are Westamerica Bancorporation's major shareholders? Westamerica Bancorporation's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.61%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (8.31%), American Century Companies Inc. (8.26%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.78%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.78%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.48%). Company insiders that own Westamerica Bancorporation stock include David L Robinson, Dennis R Hansen, Edward B Sylvester, George S Ensinger, James J Schneck, John A Thorson and Russell W Rizzardi. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Westamerica Bancorporation. Which institutional investors are selling Westamerica Bancorporation stock? WABC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Comerica Bank, Barclays PLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd. and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Westamerica Bancorporation company stock in the last year include Dennis R Hansen, Edward B Sylvester, George S Ensinger, John A Thorson and Russell W Rizzardi. View Insider Buying and Selling for Westamerica Bancorporation. Which institutional investors are buying Westamerica Bancorporation stock? WABC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, BlackRock Inc., New York State Common Retirement Fund, Geode Capital Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Bank of America Corp DE. View Insider Buying and Selling for Westamerica Bancorporation. How do I buy shares of Westamerica Bancorporation? Shares of WABC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Westamerica Bancorporation's stock price today? One share of WABC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $59.33. How big of a company is Westamerica Bancorporation? Westamerica Bancorporation has a market capitalization of $1.60 billion and generates $199.87 million in revenue each year. What is Westamerica Bancorporation's official website? The official website for Westamerica Bancorporation is http://www.westamerica.com. How can I contact Westamerica Bancorporation? Westamerica Bancorporation's mailing address is 1108 FIFTH AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL CA, 94901. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 707-863-6000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ WABC)Community Ranking: 2.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 167 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 261 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 428MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Westamerica Bancorporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WABC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WABC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Stock Selection - What is cash flow?