News headlines about Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Waterstone Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 75 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ WSBF) traded down 0.80% on Friday, hitting $18.65. The stock had a trading volume of 67,454 shares. Waterstone Financial has a 1-year low of $15.17 and a 1-year high of $20.40. The company has a market capitalization of $509.56 million, a PE ratio of 18.12 and a beta of 0.14. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $18.91 and a 200 day moving average of $18.57.

Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 28th. The savings and loans company reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.06. Waterstone Financial had a net margin of 14.50% and a return on equity of 6.91%. The business had revenue of $37.83 million during the quarter. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Waterstone Financial will post $1.10 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 2nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 12th will be issued a $0.12 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 10th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.57%. Waterstone Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 46.60%.

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About Waterstone Financial

Waterstone Financial, Inc is the holding company of WaterStone Bank SSB (WaterStone Bank). WaterStone Bank is a community bank. The Company operates in two segments: community banking and mortgage banking. The community banking segment provides consumer and business banking products and services. Its consumer products include loan products, deposit products, and personal investment services.

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