Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Waterstone Financial (WSBF) Stock Price
Media headlines about Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. 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 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.8611579043542 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Waterstone Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Sandler O’Neill upgraded shares of Waterstone Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $20.50 to $20.00 in a research report on Thursday, September 7th.
Shares of Waterstone Financial (WSBF) traded down 0.26% on Thursday, reaching $19.35. 13,847 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $18.58 and a 200-day moving average of $18.66. Waterstone Financial has a 52-week low of $16.05 and a 52-week high of $20.40. The company has a market capitalization of $531.85 million, a PE ratio of 18.43 and a beta of 0.06.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, October 12th will be given a $0.12 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 11th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.47%. Waterstone Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 45.28%.
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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