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Westamerica Bancorporation (WABC) Stock Forecast, Price & News

+1.01 (+1.78%)
(As of 05/20/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
184,991 shs
Average Volume
121,622 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.55 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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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 indirect automobile loans. It operates through 78 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. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in San Rafael, California.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

National commercial banks
Regional Banks
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$216.79 million
Cash Flow
$3.70 per share
Book Value
$26.10 per share


Net Income
$86.51 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$1.55 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 5/20 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

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Overall MarketRank

2.84 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

223rd out of 1,351 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

33rd out of 110 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.5Community Rank: 3.6Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Westamerica Bancorporation a buy right now?

1 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Westamerica Bancorporation in the last year. There are currently 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research 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 21st 2022.
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How were Westamerica Bancorporation's earnings last quarter?

Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) issued its earnings results on Thursday, April, 21st. The financial services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.04. The financial services provider earned $54.86 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $53.27 million. Westamerica Bancorporation had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.09% and a net margin of 40.51%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.75 earnings per share.
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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 Saturday, April 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.42 per share on Friday, May 20th. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.91%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 6th.
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Is Westamerica Bancorporation a good dividend stock?

Westamerica Bancorporation pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.97%. Westamerica Bancorporation has been increasing its dividend for 29 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Westamerica Bancorporation is 50.76%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Westamerica Bancorporation will have a dividend payout ratio of 41.48% 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?

1 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Westamerica Bancorporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $75.00 to $75.00. On average, they expect Westamerica Bancorporation's share price to reach $75.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 30.1% 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 67, Pay $700.56k)
  • Mr. Jesse Leavitt, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 37, Pay $198.37k)
  • Mr. Russell W. Rizzardi, Sr. VP & Chief Credit Administrator of Westamerica Bank (Age 67, Pay $197.9k)
  • Mr. Brian J. Donohoe, SVP and Mang. of Operations & Systems Admin. of Community Banker Services Corp. (Age 41, Pay $254.48k)
  • Mr. John A. Thorson, Sr. VP & Treasurer (Age 62, Pay $318.11k)
  • Ms. Diane Cunningham, Corp. Exec. Sec.
  • Mr. George S. Ensinger, Sr. VP & HR Division Mang. (Age 68) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • 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 Glassdoor.com. 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.

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), 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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.75%), Vanguard Group Inc. (11.67%), American Century Companies Inc. (5.35%), State Street Corp (4.28%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.51%) and Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ (1.78%). Company insiders that own Westamerica Bancorporation stock include George S Ensinger, Michele R Hassid and Millan Catherine C Mac.
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Which major investors are selling Westamerica Bancorporation stock?

WABC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., American Century Companies Inc., Invesco Ltd., Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, UBS Group AG, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY, and Panagora Asset Management Inc..
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Which major investors are buying Westamerica Bancorporation stock?

WABC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., State Street Corp, TD Asset Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Hsbc Holdings PLC, and State of Tennessee Treasury Department.
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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 $216.79 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $86.51 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.309990 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Westamerica Bancorporation have?

Westamerica Bancorporation employs 534 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 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 (415) 257-8000, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 415-257-8013.

This page was last updated on 5/21/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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