Westamerica Bancorporation Stock Forecast, Price & News

-2.11 (-3.53 %)
(As of 06/18/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume220,564 shs
Average Volume98,568 shs
Market Capitalization$1.55 billion
P/E Ratio18.60
Dividend Yield2.74%
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About Westamerica Bancorporation

Westamerica Bancorporation operates as a bank holding company for the 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 79 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

1.91 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

288th out of 1,969 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

32nd out of 167 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) Frequently Asked Questions

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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When is Westamerica Bancorporation's next earnings date?

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

Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 14th. The financial services provider reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.01. The financial services provider had revenue of $52.03 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $50.98 million. Westamerica Bancorporation had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 9.67% and a net margin of 39.37%.
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How has Westamerica Bancorporation's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Westamerica Bancorporation's stock was trading at $52.22 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WABC stock has increased by 10.4% and is now trading at $57.67.
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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, April 23rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.41 per share on Friday, May 14th. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.84%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 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 2.74%. Westamerica Bancorporation does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Westamerica Bancorporation is 57.95%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Westamerica Bancorporation will have a dividend payout ratio of 55.59% 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 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Westamerica Bancorporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $58.00 to $75.00. On average, they expect Westamerica Bancorporation's share price to reach $66.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.3% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Westamerica Bancorporation's key executives?

Westamerica Bancorporation's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. David L. Payne, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 66, Pay $698.81k)
  • Mr. Jesse Leavitt, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 36, Pay $187.75k)
  • Mr. Russell W. Rizzardi, Sr. VP & Chief Credit Administrator of Westamerica Bank (Age 66, Pay $195.81k)
  • Mr. Brian J. Donohoe, SVP and Mang. of Operations & Systems Admin. of Community Banker Services Corp. (Age 40, Pay $245.43k)
  • Mr. John A. Thorson, Sr. VP & Treasurer (Age 61, Pay $314.47k)
  • Ms. Diane Cunningham, Corp. Exec. Sec.
  • Mr. George S. Ensinger, Sr. VP & HR Division Mang. (Age 67)
  • Mr. Kris Irvine, VP & Corp. Sec.

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

37 employees have rated Westamerica Bancorporation CEO David L. Payne on 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.

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).

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.74%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (13.02%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.53%), Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ (1.71%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.69%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.65%). Company insiders that own Westamerica Bancorporation stock include Edward B Sylvester, George S Ensinger, John A Thorson, Michele R Hassid and Millan Catherine C Mac.
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Which institutional investors are selling Westamerica Bancorporation stock?

WABC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including New York State Common Retirement Fund, Millennium Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Morgan Stanley, Squarepoint Ops LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Royal Bank of Canada, and Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ.
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Which institutional investors are buying Westamerica Bancorporation stock?

WABC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Geode Capital Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Northern Trust Corp, and Barclays PLC.
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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.
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What is Westamerica Bancorporation's stock price today?

One share of WABC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $57.67.

How much money does Westamerica Bancorporation make?

Westamerica Bancorporation has a market capitalization of $1.55 billion and generates $211.49 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $80.41 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.83 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Westamerica Bancorporation have?

Westamerica Bancorporation employs 578 workers across the globe.

When was Westamerica Bancorporation founded?

Westamerica Bancorporation was founded in 1884.

What is Westamerica Bancorporation's official website?

The official website for Westamerica Bancorporation is

Where are Westamerica Bancorporation's headquarters?

Westamerica Bancorporation is headquartered at 1108 FIFTH AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL CA, 94901.

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 6/19/2021 by Staff
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