Waterstone Financial (WSBF) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds
News stories about Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Waterstone Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.2921356865743 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Separately, BidaskClub raised Waterstone Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st.
Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) traded down 1.37% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $18.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 99,142 shares. Waterstone Financial has a 12 month low of $15.70 and a 12 month high of $20.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $494.75 million, a PE ratio of 17.14 and a beta of 0.14. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $18.95 and its 200-day moving average is $18.63.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 2nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 12th were given a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, July 10th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.67%. Waterstone Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 45.28%.
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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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