NASDAQ:WABC - Westamerica Bancorporation Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$63.58 +0.86 (+1.37 %)
(As of 03/18/2019 10:10 AM ET)
Previous Close$62.72
Today's Range$60.42 - $63.68
52-Week Range$52.05 - $65.39
Volume10,628 shs
Average Volume106,720 shs
Market Capitalization$1.71 billion
P/E Ratio22.84
Dividend Yield2.61%
Beta1.04
Westamerica Bancorp operates as a bank holding company. It provides range of banking services to individual and corporate customers in Northern and Central California. The company provides loans and lines of credit, online services, mobile banking, checking, savings, credit cards, cash management, overdraft services, merchant services, professional banking, bank owned property, preventing business loans, payroll services, and trust services. Westamerica Bancorp was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in San Rafael, CA.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry N/A
Sub-IndustryRegional Banks
SectorFinance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WABC
CUSIP95709010
Phone707-863-6000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$199.87 million
Cash Flow$3.7356 per share
Book Value$23.03 per share

Profitability

Net Income$71.56 million

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Market Cap$1.71 billion
Next Earnings Date4/18/2019 (Estimated)
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, January 24th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Friday, February 15th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.53%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 1st. View Westamerica Bancorporation's Dividend History.

How will Westamerica Bancorporation's stock buyback program work?

Westamerica Bancorporation announced that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, July 26th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback 1,750,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Westamerica Bancorporation's earnings last quarter?

Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.01. The financial services provider had revenue of $50.83 million for the quarter. Westamerica Bancorporation had a return on equity of 12.05% and a net margin of 36.90%. 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, April 18th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Westamerica Bancorporation.

What price target have analysts set for WABC?

2 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Westamerica Bancorporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $53.00 to $53.00. On average, they expect Westamerica Bancorporation's share price to reach $53.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 16.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for Westamerica Bancorporation.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Westamerica Bancorporation?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Westamerica Bancorporation in the last year. There are currently 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 headlines about WABC stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Westamerica Bancorporation earned a media sentiment score of 1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

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 Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI), salesforce.com (CRM), STAAR Surgical (STAA), Union Pacific (UNP), Total (TOT), Walt Disney (DIS), Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX), Williams-Sonoma (WSM), Randgold Resources (GOLD) and W. R. Berkley (WRB).

Who are Westamerica Bancorporation's key executives?

Westamerica Bancorporation's management team includes the folowing people:
  • David L. Payne, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • John A. Thorson, CFO, Senior Vice President & Head-Media Relations
  • Kris Irvine, Secretary & Vice President
  • Russell W. Rizzardi, Senior Vice President-Credit Administration

Who are Westamerica Bancorporation's major shareholders?

Westamerica Bancorporation's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.61%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (8.31%), American Century Companies Inc. (8.26%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.78%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.78%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.48%). Company insiders that own Westamerica Bancorporation stock include David L Robinson, Dennis R Hansen, Edward B Sylvester, George S Ensinger, 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 Victory Capital Management Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Comerica Bank, Barclays PLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd. and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Westamerica Bancorporation company stock in the last year include Dennis R Hansen, Edward B Sylvester, George S Ensinger, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, BlackRock Inc., New York State Common Retirement Fund, Geode Capital Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Bank of America Corp DE. 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 $63.3050.

How big of a company is Westamerica Bancorporation?

Westamerica Bancorporation has a market capitalization of $1.70 billion and generates $199.87 million in revenue each year.

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 (star)
Outperform Votes:  166 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  260 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  426
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This page was last updated on 3/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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