Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) Earning Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds
News articles about Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Waterstone Financial earned a news impact score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.8501435692518 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Several research firms recently weighed in on WSBF. BidaskClub lowered shares of Waterstone Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 29th. Sandler O’Neill set a $19.00 price objective on shares of Waterstone Financial and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd.
Shares of Waterstone Financial (WSBF) opened at $17.45 on Friday. Waterstone Financial has a fifty-two week low of $16.60 and a fifty-two week high of $20.40. The stock has a market cap of $513.32, a PE ratio of 16.89 and a beta of 0.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 1.53 and a quick ratio of 1.37.
The business also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Investors of record on Saturday, March 10th will be given a $0.50 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 2.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. Waterstone Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 51.61%.
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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