On May 18, 2018 the shareholders of Westamerica Bancorp (NASDAQ:WABC) will be paid $0.40 dividend

May 3, 2018 - By Alice Reed

Big Money Sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q4 2017. It has change of 0.37, from 2017Q3’s 0.96. The ratio is positive due to Westamerica Bancorporation positioning: 12 sold and 31 reduced. 13 funds amassed positions and 44 increased positions. Investors holded 22.22 million in 2017Q3 but now own 22.35 million shares or 0.57% more.
1,311 are held by Pnc Group Inc Inc. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership reported 3,906 shs. Mraz Amerine & Associates reported 1.37% of its capital in Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC). Covington Mngmt, California-based fund reported 942 shs. Amer Century has 0.14% invested in Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) for 2.29 million shs. Ls Advsr Limited Co stated it has 0% in Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC). The Maryland-based Profund Advsrs Llc has invested 0.01% in Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC). Vanguard Gru has 2.75M shs. Us Bankshares De owns 4,061 shs. Geode Ltd reported 0.01% in Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC). Parkside Finance Bancorp Trust has 4 shs for 0% of their capital. Piedmont Inv Advisors Limited Liability Company owns 0.01% invested in Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) for 5,415 shs. Tiverton Asset Management Ltd Llc holds 0.2% or 54,592 shs. Illinois-based Envestnet Asset Management has invested 0% in Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC). Pinebridge Lp holds 48,325 shs or 0.07% of its capital.

Westamerica Bancorporation registered $5.11 million net activity with 0 buys and 5 insider sales since January 23, 2018. HANSEN DENNIS R sold $1.36 million worth of Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) on Tuesday, April 24. 5,000 shs were sold by SYLVESTER EDWARD B, worth $304,669. 47,200 shs valued at $2.78 million were sold by SCHNECK JAMES J on Friday, February 2.

Dividend of $0.40 to be distribute by Westamerica Bancorp on May 18, 2018, according to Zacks. The dividend has May 4, 2018 ex-date. Based on Westamerica Bancorp’s price of $56.39, the dividend is 0.71 %. It has May 7, 2018 record date and Apr 26, 2018 announcement date. WABC is reaching $56.39 during the last trading session, after increased 0.59%.Westamerica Bancorporation has volume of 76,939 shares. Since May 3, 2017 WABC has risen 5.96% and is uptrending. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 5.59%.

Westamerica Bancorporation operates as a bank holding firm for Westamerica Bank that provides various banking services and products to individual and commercial clients in Northern and Central California.The firm is valued at $1.50 billion. The firm accepts various deposit products, including retail savings and checking accounts; interest and non-interest bearing demand deposits; money market checking deposits; and certificates of deposit, as well as invests in securities.29.84 is the P/E ratio. The Company’s loan portfolio includes commercial, commercial real estate, real estate construction, residential real estate, and consumer installment loans, as well as other loans primarily comprising indirect automobile loans.

Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) Ratings Coverage

A total of 3 analysts rate Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) as follows: 0 “Buy”, 1 “Hold” and 2 “Sell”. Тherefore 0 are bullish. (NASDAQ:WABC) has 9 ratings reports on 3 May 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. On Monday, February 26 the stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Monday, December 18 the stock of Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) has “Sell” rating given by BMO Capital Markets. On Thursday, January 4 the rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Sell”. On Friday, March 23 BMO Capital Markets maintained Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) rating. BMO Capital Markets has “Sell” rating and $5200 target. The company rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, March 29. On Tuesday, April 24 the firm earned “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets. On Thursday, January 18 the rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Sell”. On Thursday, December 21 the firm has “Hold” rating given by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Thursday, January 18 the stock of Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) has “Hold” rating given by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

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