Waterstone Financial Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.28 (+1.45 %)
(As of 06/21/2021 02:17 PM ET)
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Volume1,292 shs
Average Volume89,753 shs
Market Capitalization$495.81 million
P/E Ratio4.92
Dividend Yield4.13%
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About Waterstone Financial

Waterstone Financial, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for WaterStone Bank SSB that provides various financial services to customers in southeastern Wisconsin, the United States. It operates through two segments, Community Banking and Mortgage Banking. The Community Banking segment offers consumer and business banking products and services, such as deposit and transactional solutions, including checking accounts, online banking and bill pay services, and money transfer services, as well as credit, debit, and pre-paid cards; investable funds solutions comprising savings, money market deposit, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; lending solutions consisting of residential mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, personal and installment loans, real estate financing, business loans, and business lines of credit; and fixed and variable annuities, and insurance products, as well as trust and investment management accounts. The Mortgage Banking segment provides residential mortgage loans for the purpose of sale in the secondary market. It also provides transaction deposit, interest bearing transaction, demand deposit, and non-interest bearing demand accounts, as well as time deposits; secured and unsecured lines; commercial real estate construction loans; and term loans for working capital, inventory, and general corporate use. In addition, the company invests in a portfolio of securities, which include mortgage-backed securities, government-sponsored and private-label enterprise bonds, municipal obligations, and other debt securities. It operates 14 full-service banking offices, 1 drive-through office, and 14 automated teller machines located in Milwaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties, Wisconsin. The company was formerly known as Wauwatosa Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Waterstone Financial, Inc. in August 2008. Waterstone Financial, Inc. was founded in 1921 and is based in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.


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Overall MarketRank

1.70 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

490th out of 1,970 stocks

Federal Savings Institutions Industry

18th out of 108 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Waterstone Financial a buy right now?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waterstone Financial in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Waterstone Financial stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WSBF, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Waterstone Financial?

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When is Waterstone Financial's next earnings date?

Waterstone Financial is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July 26th 2021.
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How were Waterstone Financial's earnings last quarter?

Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF) issued its quarterly earnings data on Sunday, April, 25th. The savings and loans company reported $0.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.66 by $0.23. The savings and loans company earned $70.15 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.80 million. Waterstone Financial had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 23.68% and a net margin of 27.89%.
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How has Waterstone Financial's stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Waterstone Financial's stock was trading at $16.12 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WSBF shares have increased by 22.0% and is now trading at $19.67.
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How often does Waterstone Financial pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Waterstone Financial?

Waterstone Financial announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Tuesday, August 3rd. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 9th.
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Is Waterstone Financial a good dividend stock?

Waterstone Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.13%. WSBF has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. Waterstone Financial does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Waterstone Financial is 24.24%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Waterstone Financial will have a dividend payout ratio of 50.31% next year. This indicates that Waterstone Financial will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for WSBF?

1 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Waterstone Financial's shares. Their forecasts range from $20.50 to $20.50. On average, they anticipate Waterstone Financial's share price to reach $20.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.2% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Waterstone Financial's key executives?

Waterstone Financial's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Douglas S. Gordon, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 63, Pay $1.48M)
  • Mr. Mark Raymond Gerke, Exec. VP, Sr. VP, CFO & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 46, Pay $360.28k)
  • Mr. William F. Bruss, Exec. VP, COO, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 51, Pay $591.34k)
  • Mr. Jeffrey R. McGuiness, Pres & CEO of Waterstone Mortgage Corp. (Age 55, Pay $355.77k)
  • Mr. Kyle J. Mertz, Controller

What is Douglas Gordon's approval rating as Waterstone Financial's CEO?

8 employees have rated Waterstone Financial CEO Douglas Gordon on Douglas Gordon has an approval rating of 76% among Waterstone Financial's employees.

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What other stocks do shareholders of Waterstone Financial own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Waterstone Financial investors own include People's United Financial (PBCT), (VLY), Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), KeyCorp (KEY), Kohl's (KSS), New York Community Bancorp (NYCB), AT&T (T), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Apple Hospitality REIT (APLE) and Caesars Entertainment (CZR).

What is Waterstone Financial's stock symbol?

Waterstone Financial trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WSBF."

Who are Waterstone Financial's major shareholders?

Waterstone Financial's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.08%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.53%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (7.21%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (3.39%), Stadium Capital Management LLC (1.80%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.74%). Company insiders that own Waterstone Financial stock include Ellen Syburg Bartel, Mark Raymond Gerke, Michael L Hansen and William F Bruss.
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Which major investors are selling Waterstone Financial stock?

WSBF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Hillsdale Investment Management Inc., Stadium Capital Management LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Alliancebernstein L.P., and Morgan Stanley. Company insiders that have sold Waterstone Financial company stock in the last year include Ellen Syburg Bartel, Mark Raymond Gerke, Michael L Hansen, and William F Bruss.
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Which major investors are buying Waterstone Financial stock?

WSBF stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Seizert Capital Partners LLC, Globeflex Capital L P, Citadel Advisors LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., and Millennium Management LLC.
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How do I buy shares of Waterstone Financial?

Shares of WSBF 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 Waterstone Financial's stock price today?

One share of WSBF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $19.67.

How much money does Waterstone Financial make?

Waterstone Financial has a market capitalization of $496.31 million and generates $322.50 million in revenue each year. The savings and loans company earns $81.14 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.30 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Waterstone Financial have?

Waterstone Financial employs 812 workers across the globe.

What is Waterstone Financial's official website?

The official website for Waterstone Financial is

Where are Waterstone Financial's headquarters?

Waterstone Financial is headquartered at 11200 WEST PLANK COURT, WAUWATOSA WI, 53226.

How can I contact Waterstone Financial?

Waterstone Financial's mailing address is 11200 WEST PLANK COURT, WAUWATOSA WI, 53226. The savings and loans company can be reached via phone at 414-761-1000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 6/21/2021 by Staff
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