WSFS Financial (WSFS) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports
News stories about WSFS Financial (NASDAQ:WSFS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WSFS Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 47.7137230524276 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Want To Invest In WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS)? Here’s How It Performed Lately (finance.yahoo.com)
- WSFS Financial (WSFS) Given a $58.00 Price Target at Stephens (americanbankingnews.com)
- Q1 2019 Earnings Estimate for WSFS Financial Co. Issued By Boenning Scattergood (WSFS) (americanbankingnews.com)
- WSFS Financial’s (WSFS) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Sandler O’Neill (americanbankingnews.com)
- In digital America, does Philly need a hometown bank? (philly.com)
A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of WSFS Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of WSFS Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 30th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood restated a “buy” rating on shares of WSFS Financial in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $59.67.
WSFS Financial (NASDAQ:WSFS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 23rd. The bank reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $95.98 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $93.63 million. WSFS Financial had a net margin of 20.57% and a return on equity of 13.02%. research analysts anticipate that WSFS Financial will post 3.6 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 24th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 10th will be issued a $0.11 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 9th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.89%. WSFS Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 17.19%.
In other news, CEO Mark A. Turner sold 10,900 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.22, for a total value of $580,098.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 137,136 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,298,377.92. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Mark A. Turner sold 10,350 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.89, for a total transaction of $547,411.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 133,116 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,040,505.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 242,236 shares of company stock valued at $13,077,419 in the last quarter. Insiders own 5.73% of the company’s stock.
About WSFS Financial
WSFS Financial Corporation operates as the savings and loan holding company for the Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB that provides various banking services in the United States. It operates through three segments: WSFS Bank, Cash Connect, and Wealth Management. The company offers various deposit products, including savings accounts, demand deposits, interest-bearing demand deposits, money market deposit accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as jumbo certificates of deposit.
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