NASDAQ:WABC - Westamerica Bancorporation Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $62.51 +0.91 (+1.48 %) (As of 01/18/2019 01:22 AM ET)Previous Close$61.60Today's Range$61.04 - $62.855052-Week Range$52.05 - $64.76Volume67,245 shsAverage Volume106,510 shsMarket Capitalization$1.62 billionP/E Ratio23.80Dividend Yield2.68%Beta1.03 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media 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 Current SymbolNASDAQ:WABC Previous Symbol CUSIP95709010 Webwww.westamerica.com Phone707-863-6000Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio0.35 Quick Ratio0.35Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio23.80 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$190.46 million Price / Sales8.77 Cash Flow$3.4121 per share Price / Cash Flow18.32 Book Value$22.34 per share Price / Book2.80Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net Income$50.02 million Net Margins28.75% Return on Equity11.54% Return on Assets1.22%Miscellaneous Employees785 Outstanding Shares26,730,000Market Cap$1.62 billion 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, October 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Friday, November 16th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.56%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 2nd. View Westamerica Bancorporation's Dividend History. How will Westamerica Bancorporation's stock buyback program work? Westamerica Bancorporation declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Thursday, July 26th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase 1,750,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were Westamerica Bancorporation's earnings last quarter? Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) posted its earnings results on Thursday, October, 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.06. The financial services provider had revenue of $48.25 million for the quarter. Westamerica Bancorporation had a return on equity of 11.54% and a net margin of 28.75%. 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, January 17th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Westamerica Bancorporation. What price target have analysts set for WABC? 3 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Westamerica Bancorporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $55.83 to $60.00. On average, they expect Westamerica Bancorporation's share price to reach $57.9150 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Westamerica Bancorporation. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Westamerica Bancorporation? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Westamerica Bancorporation in the last year. There are currently 3 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 been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Westamerica Bancorporation earned a news impact score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage 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 effect on the stock'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), Akbank T.A.S. (AKBTY), BOK Financial (BOKF), Webster Financial (WBS), First Horizon National (FHN), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), CIT Group (CIT), Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP), Synovus Financial (SNV), Sterling Bancorp (STL), F.N.B. (FNB), MB Financial (MBFI), TCF Financial (TCF), UMB Financial (UMBF) and Community Bank System (CBU). 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. Who are Westamerica Bancorporation's major shareholders? Westamerica Bancorporation's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%). Company insiders that own Westamerica Bancorporation stock include David L Robinson, Dennis R Hansen, Edward B Sylvester, 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 Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Westamerica Bancorporation company stock in the last year include Dennis R Hansen, Edward B Sylvester, James J Schneck, John A Thorson and Russell W Rizzardi. 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 $62.51. How big of a company is Westamerica Bancorporation? Westamerica Bancorporation has a market capitalization of $1.62 billion and generates $190.46 million in revenue each year. Westamerica Bancorporation employs 785 workers across the globe. 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 ()Outperform Votes: 156 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 253 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 409MarketBeat'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. 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