News coverage about WashingtonFirst Bankshares (NASDAQ:WFBI) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WashingtonFirst Bankshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 44.6815820753976 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
WashingtonFirst Bankshares (NASDAQ WFBI) traded down 0.69% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $36.23. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 46,698 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $34.74 and its 200-day moving average price is $32.62. The stock has a market capitalization of $473.92 million, a PE ratio of 24.65 and a beta of 0.14. WashingtonFirst Bankshares has a 52 week low of $22.20 and a 52 week high of $37.16.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 11th were issued a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 8th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.77%. WashingtonFirst Bankshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 19.03%.
Separately, BidaskClub cut WashingtonFirst Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th.
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In other WashingtonFirst Bankshares news, CFO Matthew R. Johnson sold 2,503 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.50, for a total value of $83,850.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 67,055 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,246,342.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 20.70% of the company’s stock.
About WashingtonFirst Bankshares
WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, WashingtonFirst Bank (the Bank), operates banking offices throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The Company’s segments include Commercial Bank, Mortgage Bank, Wealth Management and Other. In addition, the Company provides wealth management services through its subsidiary, 1st Portfolio, Inc (Wealth Advisors), located in Fairfax, Virginia, and mortgage banking services through the Bank’s subsidiary, WashingtonFirst Mortgage Corporation, which operates in two locations: Fairfax, Virginia and Rockville, Maryland.
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