News articles about WesBanco (NASDAQ:WSBC) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WesBanco earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2584903328917 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

WesBanco (NASDAQ:WSBC) opened at $41.51 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $1,830.00, a P/E ratio of 17.48, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 0.89 and a quick ratio of 0.89. WesBanco has a 12 month low of $34.81 and a 12 month high of $44.19.

WesBanco (NASDAQ:WSBC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $95.15 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $98.37 million. WesBanco had a net margin of 24.73% and a return on equity of 7.66%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.60 EPS. equities research analysts expect that WesBanco will post 2.41 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be paid a $0.26 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 7th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.51%. WesBanco’s dividend payout ratio is presently 44.64%.

WSBC has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. DA Davidson set a $47.00 price target on shares of WesBanco and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. FBR & Co set a $40.00 price objective on shares of WesBanco and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of WesBanco in a research note on Friday, October 20th. B. Riley set a $40.00 price objective on shares of WesBanco and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill lowered shares of WesBanco from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $42.00.

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WesBanco Company Profile

WesBanco, Inc (WesBanco) is a bank holding company. The Company offers a range of financial services, including retail banking, corporate banking, personal and corporate trust services, brokerage services, mortgage banking and insurance. WesBanco offers its services through two segments: community banking, which offers services, such as commercial demand, individual demand and time deposit accounts, as well as commercial, mortgage and individual installment loans, and trust and investment services, which offers trust services, as well as various alternative investment products, including mutual funds.

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