WSFS Financial Corporation (WSFS) Earns Media Impact Rating of 0.21
News headlines about WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WSFS Financial Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.4277794788114 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Shares of WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ WSFS) traded down $0.40 during trading on Friday, hitting $49.65. 56,621 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 74,204. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,559.51, a P/E ratio of 20.52, a P/E/G ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 1.25. WSFS Financial Corporation has a 1-year low of $33.68 and a 1-year high of $52.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 1.10.
WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The bank reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.65 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $87.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.86 million. WSFS Financial Corporation had a return on equity of 11.07% and a net margin of 21.27%. The company’s revenue was up 16.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.41 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that WSFS Financial Corporation will post 2.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 21st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 7th will be given a $0.09 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 6th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.73%. This is an increase from WSFS Financial Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. WSFS Financial Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 11.52%.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on WSFS shares. Boenning Scattergood restated a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 target price on shares of WSFS Financial Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $50.00 target price on shares of WSFS Financial Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of WSFS Financial Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.33.
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In other news, EVP S James Mazarakis sold 7,161 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.86, for a total transaction of $321,242.46. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 48,288 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,166,199.68. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Peggy H. Eddens sold 8,580 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.29, for a total transaction of $380,008.20. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 27,659 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,225,017.11. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 16,240 shares of company stock valued at $723,172 in the last three months. Corporate insiders own 4.89% of the company’s stock.
About WSFS Financial Corporation
WSFS Financial Corporation is a savings and loan holding company. The Company’s subsidiary is Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB (WSFS Bank or the Bank), which is the bank and trust company. It operates in three segments: WSFS Bank, Cash Connect and Wealth Management. The WSFS Bank segment provides loans and other financial products to commercial and retail customers.
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