West Bancorporation (WTBA) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

Media coverage about West Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WTBA) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. West Bancorporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.845605845498 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

West Bancorporation (NASDAQ WTBA) traded up 0.61% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $24.70. The company had a trading volume of 16,224 shares. The stock has a market cap of $400.41 million, a P/E ratio of 16.58 and a beta of 1.04. West Bancorporation has a 12-month low of $18.75 and a 12-month high of $25.05. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $23.32 and a 200 day moving average price of $22.99.

West Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WTBA) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $17.41 million during the quarter. West Bancorporation had a net margin of 31.77% and a return on equity of 14.41%. Equities research analysts predict that West Bancorporation will post $1.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded West Bancorporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st.

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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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