NASDAQ:WABC - Westamerica Bancorporation Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $62.46 +0.62 (+1.00 %) (As of 11/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$61.84Today's Range$60.43 - $62.5752-Week Range$53.65 - $64.76Volume153,756 shsAverage Volume93,664 shsMarket Capitalization$1.65 billionP/E Ratio24.38Dividend Yield2.65%Beta0.98 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 Phone707-863-6000 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio0.35 Quick Ratio0.35 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio24.38 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$190.46 million Price / Sales8.77 Cash Flow$3.3294 per share Price / Cash18.76 Book Value$22.17 per share Price / Book2.82 Profitability 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$1.65 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 5th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share on Friday, November 16th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis 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 announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Thursday, July 26th 2018, which allows the company to buyback 1,750,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. How were Westamerica Bancorporation's earnings last quarter? Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.69 by $0.06. The financial services provider earned $48.25 million during the quarter. Westamerica Bancorporation had a net margin of 28.75% and a return on equity of 11.54%. 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? 4 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Westamerica Bancorporation's stock. Their predictions range from $47.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Westamerica Bancorporation's stock price to reach $53.6667 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 14.0%. View Analyst Price Targets 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." View Analyst Ratings for Westamerica Bancorporation. Has Westamerica Bancorporation been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about WABC stock have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Westamerica Bancorporation earned a media sentiment score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Westamerica Bancorporation's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Westamerica Bancorporation include Cullen/Frost Bankers (CFR), Webster Financial (WBS), BOK Financial (BOKF), First Horizon National (FHN), Akbank T.A.S. (AKBTY), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), CIT Group (CIT), Synovus Financial (SNV), Sterling Bancorp (STL), Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP), 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.42%), American Century Companies Inc. (8.67%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (8.33%), Schroder Investment Management Group (2.94%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.70%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.71%). 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 major investors are selling Westamerica Bancorporation stock? WABC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Comerica Bank, Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C and Rhumbline Advisers. 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. Which major investors are buying Westamerica Bancorporation stock? WABC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC, Paloma Partners Management Co and Teachers Advisors LLC. 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 $62.41. How big of a company is Westamerica Bancorporation? Westamerica Bancorporation has a market capitalization of $1.65 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: 154 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 246 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 400MarketBeat'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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