NASDAQ:WTBA - West Bancorporation Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$19.85 -0.17 (-0.85 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$19.85
Today's Range$19.76 - $20.00
52-Week Range$19.30 - $26.95
Volume32,142 shs
Average Volume22,492 shs
Market Capitalization$326.24 million
P/E Ratio12.81
Dividend Yield4.00%
Beta0.73
West Bancorporation, Inc. operates as the 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 offers 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. The company has eight offices in the Des Moines metropolitan area; one office in Iowa City; one office in Coralville; and one office in Rochester, Minnesota. West Bancorporation, Inc. was founded in 1893 and is based in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry State commercial banks
Sub-IndustryRegional Banks
SectorFinance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WTBA
Previous Symbol
CUSIP95123P10
Phone515-222-2300

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.63
Current Ratio0.87
Quick Ratio0.87

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio12.81
Forward P/E Ratio11.54
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$81.68 million
Price / Sales3.96
Cash Flow$1.8869 per share
Price / Cash Flow10.52
Book Value$10.98 per share
Price / Book1.81

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.55
Net Income$23.07 million
Net Margins28.41%
Return on Equity15.36%
Return on Assets1.30%

Miscellaneous

Employees162
Outstanding Shares16,300,000
Market Cap$326.24 million
OptionableOptionable

West Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WTBA) Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Bancorporation's stock symbol?

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

How often does West Bancorporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for West Bancorporation?

West Bancorporation declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 26th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 7th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Wednesday, November 21st. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 6th. View West Bancorporation's Dividend History.

How were West Bancorporation's earnings last quarter?

West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.02. The financial services provider had revenue of $17.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.13 million. West Bancorporation had a net margin of 28.41% and a return on equity of 15.36%. View West Bancorporation's Earnings History.

When is West Bancorporation's next earnings date?

West Bancorporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for West Bancorporation.

What price target have analysts set for WTBA?

1 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for West Bancorporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $27.00 to $27.00. On average, they expect West Bancorporation's share price to reach $27.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 36.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for West Bancorporation.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for West Bancorporation?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for West Bancorporation in the last year. There are currently 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for West Bancorporation.

Has West Bancorporation been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about WTBA stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. West Bancorporation earned a news sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of West Bancorporation's key competitors?

Who are West Bancorporation's key executives?

West Bancorporation's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. David D. Nelson, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Douglas Ray Gulling, Exec. VP, Treasurer & CFO (Age 64)
  • Mr. Brad Lee Winterbottom, Exec. VP (Age 61)
  • Mr. Harlee N. Olafson, Exec. VP & Chief Risk Officer (Age 60)
  • Ms. Marie I. Roberts, Sr. VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Who are West Bancorporation's major shareholders?

West Bancorporation's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.57%), Vanguard Group Inc (3.95%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.77%), Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC (1.25%), FMR LLC (0.97%) and LSV Asset Management (0.57%). Company insiders that own West Bancorporation stock include George D Milligan, Marie I Roberts and Steven T Schuler. View Institutional Ownership Trends for West Bancorporation.

Which major investors are selling West Bancorporation stock?

WTBA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Morgan Stanley, Martingale Asset Management L P, LSV Asset Management and Vanguard Group Inc. View Insider Buying and Selling for West Bancorporation.

Which major investors are buying West Bancorporation stock?

WTBA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Laurel Grove Capital LLC, Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Rehmann Capital Advisory Group, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Opus Capital Group LLC and MetLife Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought West Bancorporation stock in the last two years include George D Milligan and Steven T Schuler. View Insider Buying and Selling for West Bancorporation.

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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is West Bancorporation's stock price today?

One share of WTBA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $19.85.

How big of a company is West Bancorporation?

West Bancorporation has a market capitalization of $326.24 million and generates $81.68 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $23.07 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.55 on an earnings per share basis. West Bancorporation employs 162 workers across the globe.

What is West Bancorporation's official website?

The official website for West Bancorporation is http://www.westbankstrong.com.

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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for West Bancorporation (NASDAQ WTBA)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  86 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  101 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  187
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about West Bancorporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WTBA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WTBA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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