News stories about West Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WTBA) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. West Bancorporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7634390928907 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Separately, BidaskClub lowered shares of West Bancorporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 30th.
Shares of WTBA opened at $26.00 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $423.21, a PE ratio of 16.84 and a beta of 0.96. West Bancorporation has a fifty-two week low of $20.90 and a fifty-two week high of $28.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 0.85.
West Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WTBA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $17.45 million for the quarter. West Bancorporation had a net margin of 28.24% and a return on equity of 14.48%.
In related news, Director Steven T. Schuler acquired 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $25.45 per share, with a total value of $25,450.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $25,450. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 3.27% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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West Bancorporation Company Profile
West Bancorporation, Inc operates as the holding company for West Bank that provides community banking and trust services to individuals and small- to medium-sized businesses in the United States. It offers various deposit products, including checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as time certificates of deposit.
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