Westamerica Bancorporation (WABC)

63.99
0.30 0.47
NASDAQ : Finance
Prev Close 64.29
Open 64.23
Day Low/High 63.87 / 64.40
52 Wk Low/High 52.05 / 65.39
Volume 16.03K
Avg Volume 85.40K
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares Outstanding 26.98M
Market Cap 1.74B
EPS 2.70
P/E Ratio 22.42
Div & Yield 1.64 (2.51%)
Westamerica Bancorp Stock Upgraded (WABC)

Westamerica Bancorp Stock Upgraded (WABC)

Westamerica Bancorp (Nasdaq:WABC) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from a hold to buy.

Ratings Changes Today

Upgrades: BOOM, ENT, GORO, MRIN, TLM, WABC Downgrades: DSW, RDA Initiations: MKTO Read on to get TheStreet Quant Ratings' detailed report:

Bullish Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - WABC

Bullish Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - WABC

In trading on Monday, shares of WestAmerica Bancorporation crossed above their 200 day moving average of $51.62, changing hands as high as $52.00 per share. WestAmerica Bancorporation shares are currently trading up about 2% on the day.

WestAmerica Bancorporation (WABC) Passes Through 3% Yield Mark

WestAmerica Bancorporation (WABC) Passes Through 3% Yield Mark

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Tuesday, shares of WestAmerica Bancorporation were yielding above the 3% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.52), with the stock changing hands as low as $50.33 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return.

Westamerica Bancorp Stock Downgraded (WABC)

Westamerica Bancorp Stock Downgraded (WABC)

Westamerica Bancorp (Nasdaq:WABC) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from from a buy to hold.

Insider Trading Alert - APOL, WABC And LH Traded By Insiders

Insider Trading Alert - APOL, WABC And LH Traded By Insiders

Stocks with insider trader activity include APOL, WABC and LH

Ratings Changes Today

Upgrades: BBW, BFAM, CNSL, FORR, GDP, IBKR, IRF, KONA, LARK, MMLP, MTDR, OIS, SQI, SSFN Downgrades: ACXM, AVP, BG, CTCT, DRE, FHCO, HCCI, IQNT, LCUT, LOCK, LOJN, NAVI, ORN, QLGC, RECN, RRD, SFLY, SQBG, TTMI, USBI, VRTX, WABC, WTW Initiations: BPY, MODN Read on to get TheStreet Quant Ratings' detailed report:

Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - WABC

Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - WABC

In trading on Thursday, shares of WestAmerica Bancorporation crossed below their 200 day moving average of $51.21, changing hands as low as $50.54 per share. WestAmerica Bancorporation shares are currently trading off about 3.2% on the day.

WABC Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level

WABC Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level

In trading on Friday, shares of WestAmerica Bancorporation crossed above their 200 day moving average of $50.08, changing hands as high as $51.39 per share. WestAmerica Bancorporation shares are currently trading up about 2.2% on the day.

WestAmerica Bancorporation (WABC) Shares Cross Below 200 DMA

WestAmerica Bancorporation (WABC) Shares Cross Below 200 DMA

In trading on Friday, shares of WestAmerica Bancorporation crossed below their 200 day moving average of $49.48, changing hands as low as $48.74 per share. WestAmerica Bancorporation shares are currently trading off about 0.1% on the day.

WestAmerica Bancorporation (WABC) Passes Through 3% Yield Mark

WestAmerica Bancorporation (WABC) Passes Through 3% Yield Mark

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Wednesday, shares of WestAmerica Bancorporation were yielding above the 3% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.52), with the stock changing hands as low as $50.49 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return.

Comparing Small-Cap Dividend Payers to the Big Guys

Comparing Small-Cap Dividend Payers to the Big Guys

There are smaller companies that are simultaneously paying dividends, increasing those dividends year after year, and buying back shares.

Short Interest Expands By 11.8% For WABC

Short Interest Expands By 11.8% For WABC

The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 07/31/2013 settlement date, which shows a 402,822 share increase in total short interest for WestAmerica Bancorporation , to 3,806,933, an increase of 11.83% since 07/15/2013. Total short interest is just one way to look at short data; another metric that we here at Dividend Channel find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded.

Westamerica Bancorporation Stock Upgraded (WABC)

Westamerica Bancorporation Stock Upgraded (WABC)

Westamerica (Nasdaq:WABC) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from a hold to buy.

Ratings Changes To Be Publicly Issued on 7/5/13

Upgrades: LMNR, WABC Downgrades: APWC, GBX, MILL, VRA Initiations: None Read on to get TheStreet Quant Ratings' detailed report:

WABC January 2014 Options Begin Trading

WABC January 2014 Options Begin Trading

Investors in WestAmerica Bancorporation saw new options become available today, for the January 2014 expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 243 days until expiration the newly available contracts represent a possible opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.

Reminder - WestAmerica Bancorporation (WABC) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Reminder - WestAmerica Bancorporation (WABC) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/2/13, WestAmerica Bancorporation will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.37, payable on 5/17/13. As a percentage of WABC's recent stock price of $42.80, this dividend works out to approximately 0.86%, so look for shares of WestAmerica Bancorporation to trade 0.86% lower — all else being equal — when WABC shares open for trading on 5/2/13.

TheStreet Quant Rating: B (Buy)