News articles about Bankwell Financial Group (NASDAQ:BWFG) have trended positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bankwell Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.49 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.3167577246131 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on BWFG shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 price target on shares of Bankwell Financial Group in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. BidaskClub raised shares of Bankwell Financial Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th.
Shares of BWFG stock traded up $0.08 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $34.13. 4,290 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 11,325. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a current ratio of 1.12. The company has a market capitalization of $260.99, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.07 and a beta of 0.50. Bankwell Financial Group has a twelve month low of $29.90 and a twelve month high of $38.50.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 8th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 26th were given a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 23rd. This is a positive change from Bankwell Financial Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. Bankwell Financial Group’s payout ratio is currently 26.82%.
About Bankwell Financial Group
Bankwell Financial Group, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company offers a range of financial services through its banking subsidiary, Bankwell Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a Connecticut state non-member bank. The Bank provides a range of banking services to commercial and consumer customers, concentrated in the Fairfield and New Haven Counties region of Connecticut.
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