West Bancorporation (WTBA) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News articles about West Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WTBA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news 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. West Bancorporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2872426703436 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of West Bancorporation (WTBA) opened at $25.75 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $417.55, a PE ratio of 16.83 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a current ratio of 0.87. West Bancorporation has a one year low of $20.60 and a one year high of $28.00.

West Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WTBA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $17.30 million for the quarter. West Bancorporation had a net margin of 31.63% and a return on equity of 14.48%.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded shares of West Bancorporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 30th.

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West Bancorporation Company Profile

West Bancorporation, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company owns West Bank, which is a business-focused community bank. The Company operates in three markets, which include central Iowa; eastern Iowa, which is the area including and surrounding Iowa City and Coralville, Iowa, and the Rochester, Minnesota, area.

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