Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Waterstone Financial (WSBF) Share Price

Media stories about Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) have trended positive this week, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. 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. Waterstone Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.5344329048929 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

WSBF has been the topic of several research reports. BidaskClub raised Waterstone Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Sandler O’Neill raised Waterstone Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $20.50 to $20.00 in a research report on Thursday, September 7th.

Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) traded down 0.27% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $18.40. The company had a trading volume of 16,340 shares. The company has a market cap of $505.74 million, a P/E ratio of 17.52 and a beta of 0.06. Waterstone Financial has a one year low of $16.05 and a one year high of $20.40. The company’s 50 day moving average is $18.02 and its 200-day moving average is $18.53.

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About Waterstone Financial

Waterstone Financial, Inc is the holding company of WaterStone Bank SSB (WaterStone Bank). WaterStone Bank is a community bank. The Company operates in two segments: community banking and mortgage banking. The community banking segment provides consumer and business banking products and services. Its consumer products include loan products, deposit products, and personal investment services.

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