West Bancorporation (WTBA) Earning Somewhat Negative Press Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about West Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WTBA) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. West Bancorporation earned a news impact score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9683506015065 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of West Bancorporation (NASDAQ WTBA) opened at $25.75 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $417.55, a PE ratio of 16.94 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a quick ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82. West Bancorporation has a 1-year low of $20.60 and a 1-year high of $28.00.

West Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WTBA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $17.30 million during the quarter. West Bancorporation had a net margin of 31.63% and a return on equity of 14.48%.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded shares of West Bancorporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, December 30th.

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West Bancorporation Company Profile

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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