WesBanco Inc. (WSBC) Stock Price Down 1.3%
WesBanco Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBC) shares traded down 1.3% on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $31.20 and last traded at $31.24, with a volume of 67,053 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $31.66.
Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded WesBanco from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lowered WesBanco to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 10th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood lowered WesBanco from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $34.40.
The stock has a market cap of $1.20 billion and a P/E ratio of 13.43. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $31.34 and a 200-day moving average price of $30.18.
WesBanco (NASDAQ:WSBC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.56 by $0.03. On average, equities analysts predict that WesBanco Inc. will post $2.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 10th were paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 8th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.06%.
In other news, Director Charlotte A. Zuschlag sold 2,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.45, for a total value of $77,880.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Charlotte A. Zuschlag sold 27,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.52, for a total transaction of $897,552.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
Several large investors have made changes to their positions in the stock. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in shares of WesBanco by 3.9% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 54,001 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,621,000 after buying an additional 2,025 shares in the last quarter. Comerica Bank increased its stake in shares of WesBanco by 37.5% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 50,055 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,448,000 after buying an additional 13,643 shares in the last quarter. Russell Frank Co increased its stake in shares of WesBanco by 10.2% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 211,463 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $6,436,000 after buying an additional 19,594 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of WesBanco by 93.3% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 46,718 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,402,000 after buying an additional 22,547 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its stake in shares of WesBanco by 27.1% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 150,201 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $4,509,000 after buying an additional 32,046 shares in the last quarter.
WesBanco, Inc (WesBanco) is a bank holding company. The Company offers a range of financial services, including retail banking, corporate banking, personal and corporate trust services, brokerage services, mortgage banking and insurance. WesBanco offers its services through two segments: community banking, which offers services by full-service commercial banks, including commercial demand, individual demand and time deposit accounts, as well as commercial, mortgage and individual installment loans, and certain non-traditional offerings, such as insurance and securities brokerage services, and trust and investment services, which offers trust services, as well as various alternative investment products, including mutual funds.
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