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NASDAQ:WABC - Westamerica Bancorporation Stock Price, Forecast & News

$65.81
-0.36 (-0.54 %)
(As of 01/27/2020 02:31 PM ET)
Today's Range
$65.11
Now: $65.81
$66.08
50-Day Range
$65.62
MA: $67.18
$68.53
52-Week Range
$58.56
Now: $65.81
$69.08
Volume20,998 shs
Average Volume86,787 shs
Market Capitalization$1.78 billion
P/E Ratio22.08
Dividend Yield2.48%
Beta0.98
Westamerica Bancorporation provides banking solutions. The bank offers demand deposits and interest and non-interest bearing time and savings deposits. The company's deposits include jumbo deposits and retail time deposits. The company provides commercial and industrial loans, consumer loans, commercial real estate loans, and other loans and leases. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry National commercial banks
Sub-IndustryRegional Banks
SectorFinance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WABC
CUSIP95709010
Phone707-863-6000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$206.09 million
Cash Flow$2.98 per share
Book Value$27.03 per share

Profitability

Net Income$80.39 million

Miscellaneous

Employees762
Market Cap$1.78 billion
Next Earnings Date4/16/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 23rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.41 per share on Friday, February 14th. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.49%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, January 31st. View Westamerica Bancorporation's Dividend History.

How will Westamerica Bancorporation's stock buyback program work?

Westamerica Bancorporation declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Thursday, July 26th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase 1,750,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's management 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, 16th. The financial services provider reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.02. The financial services provider earned $51.16 million during the quarter. Westamerica Bancorporation had a net margin of 39.01% and a return on equity of 11.51%. 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 16th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Westamerica Bancorporation.

What price target have analysts set for WABC?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Westamerica Bancorporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $58.00 to $58.00. On average, they anticipate Westamerica Bancorporation's stock price to reach $58.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 11.9%. 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?

Press coverage about WABC stock has trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Westamerica Bancorporation earned a coverage optimism score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the financial services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. View News Stories for Westamerica Bancorporation.

Are investors shorting Westamerica Bancorporation?

Westamerica Bancorporation saw a increase in short interest in January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,480,000 shares, an increase of 5.1% from the December 31st total of 2,360,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 87,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 28.5 days. Currently, 9.6% of the company's stock are short sold. View Westamerica Bancorporation's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Westamerica Bancorporation's key competitors?

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 Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Union Pacific (UNP), Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), Methanex (MEOH), People's United Financial (PBCT), Pattern Energy Group (PEGI), Franklin Resources (BEN), CenterPoint Energy (CNP), Walt Disney (DIS) and Consolidated Edison (ED).

Who are Westamerica Bancorporation's key executives?

Westamerica Bancorporation's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. David L. Payne, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 64)
  • Mr. John A. Thorson, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Mr. George Ensinger, Sr. VP & HR Division Mang. (Age 65)
  • Mr. Brian J. Donohoe, Sr. VP and Operations & Systems Division Mang. (Age 38)
  • Ms. Diane Cunningham, Corp. Exec. Sec.

Who are Westamerica Bancorporation's major shareholders?

Westamerica Bancorporation's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.08%), Arizona State Retirement System (0.07%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%) and Huntington National Bank (0.01%). Company insiders that own Westamerica Bancorporation stock include 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 Arizona State Retirement System, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. Company insiders that have sold Westamerica Bancorporation company stock in the last year include Edward B Sylvester, George S Ensinger and John A Thorson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Westamerica Bancorporation.

Which institutional investors are buying Westamerica Bancorporation stock?

WABC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Huntington National Bank. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Westamerica Bancorporation's stock price today?

One share of WABC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $65.81.

How big of a company is Westamerica Bancorporation?

Westamerica Bancorporation has a market capitalization of $1.78 billion and generates $206.09 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $80.39 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.98 on an earnings per share basis. Westamerica Bancorporation employs 762 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Westamerica Bancorporation.

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:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  206 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  331 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  537
MarketBeat'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 1/27/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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