West Bancorporation Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.51 (+1.82 %)
(As of 09/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume17,936 shs
Average Volume35,627 shs
Market Capitalization$472.31 million
P/E Ratio11.41
Dividend Yield3.43%
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About West Bancorporation

West Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company, which engages in the provision of commercial banking services through its subsidiary, West Bank. It offers personal banking, business banking, and investments and trust. The firm operates in the following markets: central Iowa, which is generally the greater Des Moines metropolitan area; eastern Iowa, which includes the area surrounding Iowa City and Coralville; and southern Minnesota, which includes the cities of Rochester, Owatonna, Mankato, and St. Cloud. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in West Des Moines, IA.


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Overall MarketRank

2.14 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

543rd out of 1,332 stocks

State Commercial Banks Industry

116th out of 232 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 3.5Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 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 analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for West Bancorporation in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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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Wall Street analysts have given West Bancorporation a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but West Bancorporation wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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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, November 4th 2021.
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How were West Bancorporation's earnings last quarter?

West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.17. The financial services provider earned $25.37 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $24 million. West Bancorporation had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 18.10% and a net margin of 36.93%.
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How has West Bancorporation's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

West Bancorporation's stock was trading at $17.36 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WTBA shares have increased by 64.3% and is now trading at $28.53.
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How often does West Bancorporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for West Bancorporation?

West Bancorporation declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 29th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 11th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share on Wednesday, August 25th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.36%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 10th.
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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 3.43%. 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 36.36% 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 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices 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 year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 38.7%.
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Who are West Bancorporation's key executives?

West Bancorporation's management team includes the following people:
  • Dave Nelson, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Douglas R. Gulling, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Executive VP
  • Brad L. Winterbottom, Executive Vice President
  • Harlee N. Olafson, Chief Risk Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Peters P. Bradley, Executive Vice President

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 a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.47%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.27%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.05%), FMR LLC (3.36%), Legacy Bridge LLC (2.78%) and State Street Corp (2.14%). 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 and Sean Patrick Mcmurray.
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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 Kennedy Capital Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, JPMorgan Chase & Co., California Public Employees Retirement System, Renaissance Technologies LLC, and Morgan Stanley.
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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 FMR LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Geode Capital Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, US Bancorp DE, State Street Corp, Millennium Management LLC, and American Century Companies Inc.. 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, and Sean Patrick Mcmurray.
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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 $28.53.

How much money does West Bancorporation make?

West Bancorporation has a market capitalization of $472.31 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 169 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 9/23/2021 by Staff
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