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

$65.01
-0.72 (-1.10 %)
(As of 02/24/2020 03:34 AM ET)
Today's Range
$64.70
Now: $65.01
$65.51
50-Day Range
$63.36
MA: $66.15
$67.91
52-Week Range
$58.56
Now: $65.01
$69.08
Volume79,023 shs
Average Volume73,238 shs
Market Capitalization$1.76 billion
P/E Ratio21.82
Dividend Yield2.50%
Beta0.91
Westamerica Bancorporation provides banking solutions. The bank offers demand deposits and interest and non-interest bearing time and savings deposits. The company's deposits include jumbo deposits and retail time deposits. The company provides commercial and industrial loans, consumer loans, commercial real estate loans, and other loans and leases. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry National commercial banks
Sub-IndustryRegional Banks
SectorFinance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WABC
CUSIP95709010
Phone707-863-6000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$206.09 million
Cash Flow$2.96 per share
Book Value$27.03 per share

Profitability

Net Income$80.39 million

Miscellaneous

Employees762
Market Cap$1.76 billion
Next Earnings Date4/16/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 23rd. Investors of record on Monday, February 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.41 per share on Friday, February 14th. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.52%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, January 31st. View Westamerica Bancorporation's Dividend History.

How will Westamerica Bancorporation's stock buyback program work?

Westamerica Bancorporation declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback program 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 purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Westamerica Bancorporation's earnings last quarter?

Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 16th. The financial services provider reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.75 by $0.02. The financial services provider had revenue of $51.16 million for the quarter. Westamerica Bancorporation had a return on equity of 11.51% and a net margin of 39.01%. 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 16th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Westamerica Bancorporation.

What price target have analysts set for WABC?

2 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Westamerica Bancorporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $58.00 to $58.00. On average, they anticipate Westamerica Bancorporation's share price to reach $58.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 10.8%. 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?

Press coverage about WABC stock has been trending very negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. 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 -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the financial services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. View News Stories for Westamerica Bancorporation.

Are investors shorting Westamerica Bancorporation?

Westamerica Bancorporation saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,480,000 shares, an increase of 5.1% from the December 31st total of 2,360,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 87,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 28.5 days. Approximately 9.6% of the company's shares are short sold. View Westamerica Bancorporation's Current Options Chain.

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 Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Union Pacific (UNP), Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), Methanex (MEOH), People's United Financial (PBCT), Pattern Energy Group (PEGI), Franklin Resources (BEN), CenterPoint Energy (CNP), Walt Disney (DIS) and Consolidated Edison (ED).

Who are Westamerica Bancorporation's key executives?

Westamerica Bancorporation's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. David L. Payne, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 64)
  • Mr. John A. Thorson, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Mr. George Ensinger, Sr. VP & HR Division Mang. (Age 65)
  • Mr. Brian J. Donohoe, Sr. VP and Operations & Systems Division Mang. (Age 38)
  • 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 State Street Corp (3.22%), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (1.75%), Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ (1.64%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.37%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.37%) and Schroder Investment Management Group (0.98%). Company insiders that own Westamerica Bancorporation stock include Dennis R Hansen, Edward B Sylvester, George S Ensinger, 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 Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Arizona State Retirement System, Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Whittier Trust Co., PNC Financial Services Group Inc., New York State Common Retirement Fund, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and State of Tennessee Treasury Department. Company insiders that have sold Westamerica Bancorporation company stock in the last year include Edward B Sylvester, George S Ensinger and John A Thorson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Westamerica Bancorporation.

Which institutional investors are buying Westamerica Bancorporation stock?

WABC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., State Street Corp, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Schroder Investment Management Group, 361 Capital LLC, Bank of America Corp DE and Renaissance Technologies 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Westamerica Bancorporation's stock price today?

One share of WABC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $65.01.

How big of a company is Westamerica Bancorporation?

Westamerica Bancorporation has a market capitalization of $1.76 billion and generates $206.09 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $80.39 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.98 on an earnings per share basis. Westamerica Bancorporation employs 762 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Westamerica Bancorporation.

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:  214 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  343 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  557
MarketBeat'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.
This page was last updated on 2/24/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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