Headlines about WSFS Financial (NASDAQ:WSFS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WSFS Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.2006335191545 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.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Photo Release — WSFS Bank Amplifies Team that Oversees its Retail Office Network (finance.yahoo.com)
- Contrasting Simmons First National (SFNC) and WSFS Financial (WSFS) (americanbankingnews.com)
- WSFS Financial (WSFS) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Monday (americanbankingnews.com)
- WSFS Announces 1st Quarter 2018 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call (finance.yahoo.com)
Several analysts recently commented on WSFS shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of WSFS Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. Merion Capital Group boosted their price objective on shares of WSFS Financial from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. BidaskClub raised shares of WSFS Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, March 16th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating on shares of WSFS Financial in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 price objective on shares of WSFS Financial in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $56.17.
WSFS stock opened at $49.60 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1,546.69, a P/E ratio of 19.38, a P/E/G ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 1.24. WSFS Financial has a 1 year low of $42.45 and a 1 year high of $53.00. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26.
WSFS Financial (NASDAQ:WSFS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 22nd. The bank reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.05. WSFS Financial had a net margin of 15.70% and a return on equity of 11.46%. The firm had revenue of $89.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $57.89 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.56 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that WSFS Financial will post 3.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, EVP Paul D. Geraghty sold 10,353 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.19, for a total transaction of $519,617.07. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 19,743 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $990,901.17. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Paul D. Geraghty sold 14,694 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.62, for a total transaction of $729,116.28. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 22,743 shares in the company, valued at $1,128,507.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 38,860 shares of company stock worth $1,933,611. Insiders own 4.89% of the company’s stock.
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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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