West Bancorporation Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.68 (-2.38 %)
(As of 06/17/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume32,995 shs
Average Volume35,450 shs
Market Capitalization$461.55 million
P/E Ratio12.73
Dividend Yield3.36%
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About West Bancorporation

West Bancorporation, Inc. operates as the financial holding company for West Bank that provides community banking and trust services to individuals and small- to medium-sized businesses in the United States. It accepts various deposit products, including checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as time certificates of deposit. The company also provides loan products comprising commercial real estate loans, construction and land development loans, commercial lines of credit, and commercial term loans; consumer loans, including loans extended to individuals for household, family, and other personal expenditures not secured by real estate; and 1-4 family residential mortgages and home equity loans. In addition, it offers trust services, including the administration of estates, conservatorships, personal trusts, and agency accounts. Further, the company provides internet and mobile banking services; treasury management services comprising cash management, client-generated automated clearing house transaction, remote deposit, and fraud protection services; and merchant credit card processing services and corporate credit cards. It has eight offices in the Des Moines area; one office in Coralville; and one office each in Rochester, Owatonna, Mankato, and St. Cloud, Minnesota. West Bancorporation, Inc. was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa.


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Overall MarketRank

1.48 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

714th out of 1,974 stocks

State Commercial Banks Industry

147th out of 312 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 1.8Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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West Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WTBA) Frequently Asked Questions

Is West Bancorporation a buy right now?

1 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for West Bancorporation in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" West Bancorporation stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WTBA, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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When is West Bancorporation's next earnings date?

West Bancorporation is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 22nd 2021.
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How were West Bancorporation's earnings last quarter?

West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA) issued its earnings results on Thursday, April, 29th. The financial services provider reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.07. The financial services provider earned $25.59 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $24.70 million. West Bancorporation had a net margin of 32.81% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.49%.
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How has West Bancorporation's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

West Bancorporation's stock was trading at $17.36 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WTBA shares have increased by 60.6% and is now trading at $27.88.
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How often does West Bancorporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for West Bancorporation?

West Bancorporation announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 29th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.24 per share on Wednesday, May 26th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 11th. This is a positive change from West Bancorporation's previous quarterly dividend of $0.22.
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Is West Bancorporation a good dividend stock?

West Bancorporation pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.36%. West Bancorporation does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of West Bancorporation is 48.48%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, West Bancorporation will have a dividend payout ratio of 39.02% next year. This indicates that West Bancorporation will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for WTBA?

1 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for West Bancorporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $17.50 to $17.50. On average, they expect West Bancorporation's share price to reach $17.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 37.2%.
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Who are West Bancorporation's key executives?

West Bancorporation's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. David D. Nelson, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Douglas Ray Gulling, Exec. VP, Treasurer & CFO (Age 67, Pay $543.66k)
  • Mr. Brad Lee Winterbottom, Exec. VP (Age 64)
  • Mr. Harlee N. Olafson, Exec. VP & Chief Risk Officer (Age 63)
  • Ms. Jane M. Funk, Sr. VP, Principal Accounting Officer & Controller (Age 52)
  • Mr. John F. McKinney III, J.D., VP, Gen. Counsel, First VP of West Bank and Gen. Counsel of West Bank
  • Ms. Alice A. Jensen, VP & Corp. Sec.
  • Mr. Mike Zinser, Market Pres of Rochester - West Bank
  • Mr. Han Wu, Sr. VP of West Bank
  • Mr. Rodney S. Weikert, Sr. VP of Real Estate - West Des Moines State Bank

What is David D. (Dave) Nelson's approval rating as West Bancorporation's CEO?

1 employees have rated West Bancorporation CEO David D. (Dave) Nelson on David D. (Dave) Nelson has an approval rating of 100% among West Bancorporation's employees. This puts David D. (Dave) Nelson in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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What other stocks do shareholders of West Bancorporation own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other West Bancorporation investors own include Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), Comcast (CMCSA), Kohl's (KSS), The Southern (SO), Verizon Communications (VZ), Enbridge (ENB), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) and International Paper (IP).

What is West Bancorporation's stock symbol?

West Bancorporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WTBA."

Who are West Bancorporation's major shareholders?

West Bancorporation's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.13%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.32%), Kennedy Capital Management Inc. (2.99%), Legacy Bridge LLC (2.80%), Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC (2.07%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.85%). Company insiders that own West Bancorporation stock include David D Nelson, David R Milligan, Douglas R Gulling, George D Milligan, Michael J Gerdin, Patrick J Donovan, Sean Patrick Mcmurray and Steven T Schuler.
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Which major investors are selling West Bancorporation stock?

WTBA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Northern Trust Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System, and LSV Asset Management.
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Which major investors are buying West Bancorporation stock?

WTBA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Kennedy Capital Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC, Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc., Aptus Capital Advisors LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Barclays PLC, and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought West Bancorporation stock in the last two years include David D Nelson, David R Milligan, George D Milligan, Michael J Gerdin, Patrick J Donovan, Sean Patrick Mcmurray, and Steven T Schuler.
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How do I buy shares of West Bancorporation?

Shares of WTBA 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 West Bancorporation's stock price today?

One share of WTBA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $27.88.

How much money does West Bancorporation make?

West Bancorporation has a market capitalization of $461.55 million and generates $109.83 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $32.71 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.98 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does West Bancorporation have?

West Bancorporation employs 162 workers across the globe.

What is West Bancorporation's official website?

The official website for West Bancorporation is

Where are West Bancorporation's headquarters?

West Bancorporation is headquartered at 1601 22ND ST, WEST DES MOINES IA, 50266.

How can I contact West Bancorporation?

West Bancorporation's mailing address is 1601 22ND ST, WEST DES MOINES IA, 50266. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 515-222-2300 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 6/18/2021 by Staff
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