News headlines about West Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WTBA) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. West Bancorporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0300133660907 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

West Bancorporation (WTBA) opened at $25.75 on Thursday. West Bancorporation has a 1 year low of $20.60 and a 1 year high of $28.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $415.12, a PE ratio of 16.84 and a beta of 0.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a current ratio of 0.87.

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

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 8th were issued a $0.18 dividend. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 7th. West Bancorporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 47.37%.

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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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