Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Waterstone Financial (WSBF) Stock Price

Media coverage about Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Waterstone Financial earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.9078618941901 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Waterstone Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Sandler O’Neill cut shares of Waterstone Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st.

Waterstone Financial (WSBF) remained flat at $$17.15 on Friday. 70,600 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 63,386. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a current ratio of 1.58. Waterstone Financial has a 12-month low of $16.60 and a 12-month high of $20.40. The firm has a market cap of $505.94, a P/E ratio of 18.44 and a beta of 0.12.

Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 30th. The savings and loans company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.21. Waterstone Financial had a net margin of 13.56% and a return on equity of 6.97%. The business had revenue of $41.51 million during the quarter.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, January 12th were given a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 11th. Waterstone Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 51.61%.

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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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