Media coverage about Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. The research firm, a service of Accern, scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Waterstone Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 75 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Waterstone Financial (WSBF) traded up 1.32% during trading on Friday, reaching $19.20. 101,737 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $18.93 and a 200-day moving average price of $18.46. The company has a market capitalization of $524.58 million, a P/E ratio of 18.66 and a beta of -0.12. Waterstone Financial has a 52 week low of $14.20 and a 52 week high of $20.40.
Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, April 28th. The savings and loans company reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $37.83 million during the quarter. Waterstone Financial had a net margin of 12.26% and a return on equity of 5.57%. Analysts forecast that Waterstone Financial will post $1.10 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 12th were given a dividend of $0.50 per share. This represents a yield of 2.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 10th. Waterstone Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 59.26%.
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In other Waterstone Financial news, VP Rebecca M. Arndt sold 2,229 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.16, for a total transaction of $40,478.64. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 36,828 shares in the company, valued at $668,796.48. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 14.20% of the company’s stock.
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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