News coverage about Bankwell Financial Group (NASDAQ:BWFG) has been trending positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bankwell Financial Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.46 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.4254726016474 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Bankwell Financial Group (NASDAQ:BWFG) traded down $0.15 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $35.02. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 30,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 13,292. Bankwell Financial Group has a fifty-two week low of $28.79 and a fifty-two week high of $38.50. The company has a market cap of $271.38, a PE ratio of 18.03 and a beta of 0.52. 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 firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 17th were issued a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 16th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.80%. Bankwell Financial Group’s payout ratio is 14.36%.
Separately, ValuEngine cut Bankwell Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th.
In other Bankwell Financial Group news, Director Todd Lampert sold 2,250 shares of Bankwell Financial Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.93, for a total value of $76,342.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP David P. Dineen sold 1,218 shares of Bankwell Financial Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.77, for a total transaction of $43,567.86. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 5,625 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $201,206.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 16,968 shares of company stock valued at $624,365. 22.37% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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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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