Waterstone Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:wsbf) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 20th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 11th will be paid a dividend of 0.08 per share on Tuesday, November 1st. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 6th.
Shares of Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) opened at 16.99 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $16.82 and a 200 day moving average price of $15.17. The firm has a market cap of $457.35 million, a PE ratio of 23.21 and a beta of 0.01. Waterstone Financial has a 12 month low of $13.12 and a 12 month high of $17.16.
Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 22nd. The company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.08. Waterstone Financial had a net margin of 11.59% and a return on equity of 5.05%. On average, equities research analysts expect that Waterstone Financial will post $0.97 EPS for the current year.
Separately, Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Waterstone Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd.
In related news, COO William F. Bruss sold 54,055 shares of Waterstone Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.72, for a total value of $903,799.60. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 86,972 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,454,171.84. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Ellen Syburg Bartel acquired 2,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 31st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $16.84 per share, for a total transaction of $45,468.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 28,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $471,520. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 14.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
About Waterstone Financial
Waterstone Financial, Inc is the holding company of Waterstone Bank SSB (Waterstone Bank). The Company operates through two segments: community banking and mortgage banking. Waterstone Bank is a community bank. Waterstone Bank also has an active mortgage banking subsidiary, Waterstone Mortgage Corporation.
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