West Bancorporation (WTBA) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

News articles about West Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WTBA) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. West Bancorporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5933803228378 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

WTBA stock opened at $25.10 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $428.08, a PE ratio of 17.80 and a beta of 0.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 0.85 and a quick ratio of 0.85. West Bancorporation has a one year low of $20.90 and a one year high of $28.00.

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West Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WTBA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $17.45 million during the quarter. West Bancorporation had a return on equity of 14.48% and a net margin of 28.24%.

Separately, BidaskClub raised West Bancorporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 15th.

In other West Bancorporation news, Director Steven T. Schuler acquired 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $25.45 per share, with a total value of $25,450.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 1,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $25,450. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 3.27% of the company’s stock.

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About West Bancorporation

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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