Media Substitutes on Westpac Banking (NYSE: WBK) have been training something positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research company values the attention of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The company ranks public enterprise coverage on a scale from -5 to 5, with points being the closest to five as the most favorable. Westpac Banking received a daily sentiment score of 0.91 on its scale. InfoTrie also granted news coverage about the bank a news sum of 3 out of 10, which means that the latest media coverage is unlikely to affect the stock's share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have affected Westpac Banking's points:
A number of research companies have recently weighed into WBK. Zacks Investment Research increased the shares in Westpac Banking from a "sales" rating to a "team" rating in a research report on Friday, November 9. Citigroup raised Westpac Banking shares from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Finally, Macquarie shares downgraded Westpac Banking from an "outperform" rating to a "neutral" rating in a research report on Friday, 17 August. Three research analysts have rated the share with a sales rating, three have issued a rating and two have given a purchase price to the company. The company has a consensus rating of "Team" and a consensus target price of $ 25.00.
Stocks of NYSE: WBK traded $ 0.09 during dinner trading on Friday and reached $ 18.64. The company's share had a trading volume of 338,773 shares, compared with the average volume of 315,451. Westpac Banking has a 12-month low of $ 18.22 and a 12-month high of $ 25.59. The company has a market value of $ 64.26 billion, a PE ratio of 10.71, a P / E / G ratio of 5.62 and a beta of 1.20. The company has a debt ratio of 2.67, a current ratio of 1.26 and a fast ratio of 1.26.
The company has also recently published a special dividend, paid on Monday 31 December. Investors of record Tuesday, November 13, will receive a dividend of $ 0.6766 per share. This represents a yield of 7.09%. The dividend date for this dividend is Friday, November 9th. Westpac Bank's dividend rate (DPR) is 77.01%.
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Westpac Banking Company Profile
Westpac Banking Corporation provides various banking and financial services in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Pacific and internationally. It operates through five divisions: Consumer Bank, Business Bank, BT Financial Group, Westpac Institutional Bank and Westpac New Zealand. It offers everyday banks, savings, time-limited deposits, moving to Australia, under 21 years and students, business, social solutions, one, profitable savings and currency accounts. time-limited, tailor made and farm-based deposits; debit, credit and travel credit cards; home, personal, investment, small business and commercial loans; and equipment, vehicle, cash flow, real estate and insurance premium financing services.
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