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Westamerica Bancorporation Stock Forecast, Price & News

+1.44 (+2.40 %)
(As of 01/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $61.52
50-Day Range
MA: $56.34
52-Week Range
Now: $61.52
Volume103,300 shs
Average Volume133,071 shs
Market Capitalization$1.65 billion
P/E Ratio21.51
Dividend Yield2.67%
Westamerica Bancorporation operates as a bank holding company for Westamerica Bank that provides various banking products and services to individual and commercial customers. The company accepts various deposit products, including retail savings and checking accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. Its loan portfolio includes commercial, commercial and residential real estate, real estate construction, and consumer installment loans, as well as other loans primarily consisting of indirect automobile loans. Westamerica Bancorporation operates through 80 branch offices in 21 counties in Northern and Central California. The company was formerly known as Independent Bankshares Corporation and changed its name to Westamerica Bancorporation in 1983. Westamerica Bancorporation was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in San Rafael, California.
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Overall MarketRank

2.01 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

240th out of 1,933 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

33rd out of 162 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry National commercial banks
Sub-IndustryRegional Banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WABC



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$206.09 million
Cash Flow$4.20 per share
Book Value$30.65 per share


Net Income$80.39 million


Market Cap$1.65 billion
Next Earnings Date4/15/2021 (Estimated)
+1.44 (+2.40 %)
(As of 01/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Westamerica Bancorporation's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Westamerica Bancorporation's stock was trading at $52.22 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WABC shares have increased by 17.8% and is now trading at $61.52.
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Is Westamerica Bancorporation a buy right now?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Westamerica Bancorporation in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Westamerica Bancorporation stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Westamerica Bancorporation?

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What is David L. Payne's approval rating as Westamerica Bancorporation's CEO?

37 employees have rated Westamerica Bancorporation CEO David L. Payne on Glassdoor.com. David L. Payne has an approval rating of 36% among Westamerica Bancorporation's employees. This puts David L. Payne in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is Westamerica Bancorporation's next earnings date?

Westamerica Bancorporation is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 15th 2021.
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How were Westamerica Bancorporation's earnings last quarter?

Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January, 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.89 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.15. Westamerica Bancorporation had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.07% and a net margin of 37.49%.
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How often does Westamerica Bancorporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Westamerica Bancorporation?

Westamerica Bancorporation declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 23rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.41 per share on Friday, November 13th. This represents a $1.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.67%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 30th.
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Is Westamerica Bancorporation a good dividend stock?

Westamerica Bancorporation pays an annual dividend of $1.64 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.73%. The dividend payout ratio of Westamerica Bancorporation is 55.03%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Westamerica Bancorporation will have a dividend payout ratio of 56.55% next year. This indicates that Westamerica Bancorporation will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for WABC?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Westamerica Bancorporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $58.00 to $65.00. On average, they anticipate Westamerica Bancorporation's share price to reach $61.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.0%.
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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 Union Pacific (UNP), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Franklin Resources (BEN), CenterPoint Energy (CNP), The Walt Disney (DIS), Consolidated Edison (ED), Enbridge (ENB), Energy Transfer (ET), Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) and Helmerich & Payne (HP).

Who are Westamerica Bancorporation's key executives?

Westamerica Bancorporation's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. David L. Payne, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 65, Pay $695.27k)
  • Mr. George S. Ensinger, Sr. VP & HR Division Mang. (Age 66, Pay $167.59k)
  • Mr. Brian J. Donohoe, SVP and Mang. of Operations & Systems Admin. of Community Banker Services Corp. (Age 39, Pay $172k)
  • Mr. John A. Thorson, Sr. VP & Treasurer (Age 60, Pay $344.61k)
  • Mr. Jesse Leavitt, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 35)
  • Ms. Diane Cunningham, Corp. Exec. Sec.
  • Mr. Kris Irvine, VP & Corp. Sec.

What is Westamerica Bancorporation's stock symbol?

Westamerica Bancorporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WABC."

Who are Westamerica Bancorporation's major shareholders?

Westamerica Bancorporation's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.08%) and Exchange Traded Concepts LLC (0.02%). Company insiders that own Westamerica Bancorporation stock include Edward B Sylvester, George S Ensinger, John A Thorson and Michele R Hassid.
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Which major investors are selling Westamerica Bancorporation stock?

WABC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue.
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Which major investors are buying Westamerica Bancorporation stock?

WABC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Exchange Traded Concepts LLC.
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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 WeBull, 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 $61.52.

How big of a company is Westamerica Bancorporation?

Westamerica Bancorporation has a market capitalization of $1.65 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 737 workers across the globe.

What is Westamerica Bancorporation's official website?

The official website for Westamerica Bancorporation is 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]

This page was last updated on 1/25/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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