Somewhat Negative Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Community West Bancshares (CWBC) Share Price

Press coverage about Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC) has trended somewhat negative on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Community West Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6420547965898 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC) opened at $10.45 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.10 and a quick ratio of 1.01. Community West Bancshares has a 12-month low of $9.00 and a 12-month high of $10.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $85.06, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.29 and a beta of 0.53.

Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC) last released its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $9.09 million during the quarter. Community West Bancshares had a return on equity of 8.61% and a net margin of 15.03%.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 14th will be paid a $0.04 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 13th. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.53%. Community West Bancshares’s payout ratio is currently 23.53%.

In related news, Director William R. Peeples sold 12,690 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.31, for a total value of $130,833.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 869,118 shares in the company, valued at $8,960,606.58. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Tom Dobyns bought 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 7th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $10.29 per share, with a total value of $25,725.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 2,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $25,725. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased 3,066 shares of company stock valued at $31,593 over the last quarter. Insiders own 23.67% of the company’s stock.

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About Community West Bancshares

Community West Bancshares is a bank holding company. The Company provides full-service banking through its subsidiary, Community West Bank, N.A. (the Bank). Through the Bank, the Company provides a range of financial products and services to customers, including lending and deposit products. The Company focuses on professionals, small to mid-sized businesses and individual households.

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