WashingtonFirst Bankshares (WFBI) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows
Media headlines about WashingtonFirst Bankshares (NASDAQ:WFBI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. WashingtonFirst Bankshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.3022356255521 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
WashingtonFirst Bankshares (NASDAQ:WFBI) traded up 0.03% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $33.87. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 16,884 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $443.05 million, a PE ratio of 23.04 and a beta of 0.13. WashingtonFirst Bankshares has a 1-year low of $22.20 and a 1-year high of $36.16. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $33.74 and its 200 day moving average price is $30.88.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 11th will be given a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 8th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.83%. WashingtonFirst Bankshares’s dividend payout ratio is currently 19.03%.
A number of equities research analysts have commented on WFBI shares. BidaskClub upgraded WashingtonFirst Bankshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded WashingtonFirst Bankshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.00.
WashingtonFirst Bankshares Company Profile
WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, WashingtonFirst Bank (the Bank), operates banking offices throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The Company’s segments include Commercial Bank, Mortgage Bank, Wealth Management and Other. In addition, the Company provides wealth management services through its subsidiary, 1st Portfolio, Inc (Wealth Advisors), located in Fairfax, Virginia, and mortgage banking services through the Bank’s subsidiary, WashingtonFirst Mortgage Corporation, which operates in two locations: Fairfax, Virginia and Rockville, Maryland.
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