Media stories about Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Waterstone Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.3275143356678 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

WSBF has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Sandler O’Neill set a $19.00 price target on shares of Waterstone Financial and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. BidaskClub cut shares of Waterstone Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 29th.

Shares of Waterstone Financial (WSBF) traded up $0.05 on Friday, reaching $17.10. 85,626 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 60,080. The company has a quick ratio of 1.40, a current ratio of 1.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06. The company has a market capitalization of $504.47, a PE ratio of 18.39 and a beta of 0.12. Waterstone Financial has a twelve month low of $16.60 and a twelve month high of $20.40.

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

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 12th were issued a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 11th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.81%. 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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