Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds
Media coverage about Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Waterstone Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.953608599741 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Waterstone Financial (WSBF) traded down 1.12% on Friday, hitting $17.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 130,640 shares. The firm has a market cap of $485.13 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.81 and a beta of 0.14. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $18.70 and a 200 day moving average price of $18.63. Waterstone Financial has a one year low of $16.05 and a one year high of $20.40.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 2nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 12th were issued a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, July 10th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.72%. Waterstone Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 45.28%.
Separately, BidaskClub upgraded Waterstone Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st.
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Waterstone Financial Company Profile
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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