WashingtonFirst Bankshares (WFBI) Receives Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.04

News articles about WashingtonFirst Bankshares (NASDAQ:WFBI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WashingtonFirst Bankshares earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 41.7819638287596 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of WashingtonFirst Bankshares (NASDAQ WFBI) opened at $34.26 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. The stock has a market cap of $448.95, a P/E ratio of 22.69 and a beta of 0.15. WashingtonFirst Bankshares has a 52-week low of $26.22 and a 52-week high of $37.19.

WashingtonFirst Bankshares (NASDAQ:WFBI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41. The business had revenue of $23.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $24.98 million. WashingtonFirst Bankshares had a net margin of 19.00% and a return on equity of 18.37%. research analysts anticipate that WashingtonFirst Bankshares will post 1.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Separately, BidaskClub raised shares of WashingtonFirst Bankshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th.

In other news, insider Michael J. Rebibo sold 2,600 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.92, for a total value of $90,792.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 175,069 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,113,409.48. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Shaza L. Andersen sold 12,314 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.37, for a total transaction of $423,232.18. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 98,577 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,388,091.49. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 111,334 shares of company stock valued at $3,811,359 over the last three months. 20.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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WashingtonFirst Bankshares Company Profile

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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