NASDAQ:WABC - Westamerica Bancorporation Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $59.12 -0.61 (-1.02 %) (As of 07/23/2018 06:00 AM ET)Previous Close$59.12Today's Range$57.70 - $59.4452-Week Range$49.38 - $64.26Volume98,194 shsAverage Volume63,863 shsMarket Capitalization$1.57 billionP/E Ratio23.84Dividend Yield2.71%Beta1 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 to local businesses and professionals. 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 82 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. 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 SymbolNASDAQ:WABC CUSIP95709010 Webwww.westamerica.com Phone707-863-6000 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio0.36 Quick Ratio0.36 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio23.84 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$190.46 million Price / Sales8.27 Cash Flow$3.3009 per share Price / Cash17.91 Book Value$22.34 per share Price / Book2.65 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net Income$50.02 million Net Margins28.19% Return on Equity11.15% Return on Assets1.19% Miscellaneous Employees785 Outstanding Shares26,630,000Market Cap$1,574.16 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, April 26th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Friday, May 18th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 4th. View Westamerica Bancorporation's Dividend History. How will Westamerica Bancorporation's stock buyback program work? Westamerica Bancorporation announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Friday, July 28th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase 1,750,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued. How were Westamerica Bancorporation's earnings last quarter? Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) issued its earnings results on Thursday, July, 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.67. The financial services provider had revenue of $46.89 million for the quarter. Westamerica Bancorporation had a return on equity of 11.12% and a net margin of 28.19%. 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, October, 18th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Westamerica Bancorporation. What price target have analysts set for WABC? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Westamerica Bancorporation's shares. Their predictions range from $50.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Westamerica Bancorporation's stock price to reach $54.6667 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.5%. View Analyst Ratings for Westamerica Bancorporation. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Westamerica Bancorporation? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Westamerica Bancorporation in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 2 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." Who are some of Westamerica Bancorporation's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Westamerica Bancorporation include Webster Financial (WBS), First Horizon National (FHN), Akbank T.A.S. (AKBTY), Sterling Bancorp (STL), Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP), F.N.B. (FNB), TCF Financial (TCF), Valley National Bancorp (VLY), UMB Financial (UMBF), MB Financial (MBFI), Community Bank System (CBU), Fulton Financial (FULT), First Financial Bancorp (FFBC), Old National Bancorp (ONB) and Simmons First National (SFNC). Who are Westamerica Bancorporation's key executives? Westamerica Bancorporation's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. David L. Payne, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 63)Mr. John A. Thorson, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 58)Mr. Dennis R. Hansen, Sr. VP of Operations & Systems and Division Mang. (Age 68)Mr. Russell W. Rizzardi, Sr. VP & Chief Credit Administrator of Westamerica Bank (Age 63)Ms. Diane Cunningham, Corp. Exec. Sec. Has Westamerica Bancorporation been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about WABC stock have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Westamerica Bancorporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.73 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are Westamerica Bancorporation's major shareholders? Westamerica Bancorporation's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. (2.07%), Whittier Trust Co. (0.12%), Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB (0.03%) and Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan (0.03%). Company insiders that own Westamerica Bancorporation stock include David L Robinson, Dennis R Hansen, Edward B Sylvester, James J Schneck and John A Thorson. 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 Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan. Company insiders that have sold Westamerica Bancorporation company stock in the last year include Dennis R Hansen, Edward B Sylvester, James J Schneck and John A Thorson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Westamerica Bancorporation. Which institutional investors are buying Westamerica Bancorporation stock? WABC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Whittier Trust Co. and Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB. 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 $59.12. How big of a company is Westamerica Bancorporation? Westamerica Bancorporation has a market capitalization of $1.57 billion and generates $190.46 million in revenue each year. Westamerica Bancorporation employs 785 workers across the globe. How can I contact Westamerica Bancorporation? Westamerica Bancorporation's mailing address is 1108 FIFTH AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL CA, 94585. 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: 1.8 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 122 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 221 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 343MarketBeat'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 7/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What does earnings per share mean?