Wauwatosa (WSBF) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Wauwatosa (NASDAQ:WSBF) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wauwatosa earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.5325238518657 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of WSBF remained flat at $$17.50 during mid-day trading on Tuesday. 10,069 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 62,773. The company has a market cap of $506.32, a PE ratio of 16.75 and a beta of 0.08. Wauwatosa has a one year low of $16.60 and a one year high of $20.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.37, a current ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94.

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Wauwatosa (NASDAQ:WSBF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The savings and loans company reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.21. The company had revenue of $41.51 million during the quarter. Wauwatosa had a net margin of 13.56% and a return on equity of 6.97%.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 11th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.74%.

WSBF has been the subject of several research reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Wauwatosa from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Sandler O’Neill set a $19.00 price target on shares of Wauwatosa and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd.

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About Wauwatosa

Waterstone Financial, Inc operates as a bank holding company for WaterStone Bank SSB that provides various financial services to customers in southeastern Wisconsin, the United States. It operates through two segments, Community Banking and Mortgage Banking. The Community Banking segment provides consumer and business banking products and services, such as deposit and transactional solutions, including checking accounts, online banking and bill pay services, and money transfer services, as well as credit, debit, and pre-paid cards; investable funds solutions comprising savings, money market deposit, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; lending solutions consisting of residential mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, personal and installment loans, real estate financing, business loans, and business lines of credit; and fixed and variable annuities, and insurance products, as well as trust and investment management accounts.

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