Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC) Getting Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Study Finds

Press coverage about Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC) has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Community West Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5403742430346 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Community West Bancshares (CWBC) remained flat at $10.40 during midday trading on Friday. The stock had a trading volume of 5,603 shares. The stock has a market cap of $84.85 million, a P/E ratio of 15.52 and a beta of 0.53. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $10.38 and a 200-day moving average of $10.22. Community West Bancshares has a 52-week low of $8.05 and a 52-week high of $10.65.

Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC) last released its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Community West Bancshares had a net margin of 15.37% and a return on equity of 8.68%. The company had revenue of $9.09 million for the quarter.

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In related news, Director Tom Dobyns bought 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 7th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $10.29 per share, with a total value of $25,725.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $25,725. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director William R. Peeples sold 40,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.25, for a total transaction of $410,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 880,308 shares in the company, valued at $9,023,157. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders acquired 2,936 shares of company stock worth $30,200 and sold 78,441 shares worth $803,697. Corporate insiders own 23.67% of the company’s stock.

About Community West Bancshares

Community West Bancshares is a bank holding company. The Company provides full-service banking through its subsidiary, Community West Bank, N.A. (the Bank). Through the Bank, the Company provides a range of financial products and services to customers, including lending and deposit products. The Company focuses on professionals, small to mid-sized businesses and individual households.

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