WSFS Financial (WSFS) Receives Daily News Impact Score of 0.22

News stories about WSFS Financial (NASDAQ:WSFS) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WSFS Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 43.9884691989432 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

NASDAQ:WSFS opened at $47.90 on Friday. WSFS Financial has a fifty-two week low of $42.45 and a fifty-two week high of $53.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 1.05. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,504.29, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.71, a PEG ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 1.25.

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WSFS Financial (NASDAQ:WSFS) last released its earnings results on Monday, January 22nd. The bank reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.66 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $89.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $57.89 million. WSFS Financial had a net margin of 15.70% and a return on equity of 11.46%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.56 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that WSFS Financial will post 3.33 EPS for the current year.

WSFS has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of WSFS Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. Merion Capital Group lifted 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 cut shares of WSFS Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, December 9th. Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 price objective on shares of WSFS Financial in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of WSFS Financial in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $56.17.

In other news, EVP Paul D. Geraghty sold 10,353 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.19, for a total transaction of $519,617.07. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 19,743 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $990,901.17. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Richard Wright sold 7,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.11, for a total transaction of $375,825.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 47,952 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,402,874.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 38,860 shares of company stock valued at $1,933,611 in the last three months. Corporate insiders own 4.89% of the company’s stock.

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About WSFS Financial

WSFS Financial Corporation is a savings and loan holding company. The Company’s subsidiary is Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB (WSFS Bank or the Bank), which is the bank and trust company. It operates in three segments: WSFS Bank, Cash Connect and Wealth Management. The WSFS Bank segment provides loans and other financial products to commercial and retail customers.

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