Headlines about Westpac Banking (NYSE:WBK) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Westpac Banking earned a media sentiment score of 2.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the bank an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Westpac Banking’s score:
- Westpac offers customers home loan lifeline under new coronavirus measures (theaustralian.com.au)
- Westpac an ‘outlier’ in risk management (afr.com)
- USD/JPY: Current move higher to stretch above 109.50 after BoJ announcent – Westpac (fxstreet.com)
- Mortgage wars: Westpac matches ANZ, offers 2.79 per cent home loan rate (nzherald.co.nz)
- RBNZ: Call for a negative OCR in April 2021 – Westpac (fxstreet.com)
WBK stock traded up $0.01 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $9.94. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 604,921 shares, compared to its average volume of 851,408. The stock has a market cap of $34.23 billion, a PE ratio of 7.47, a P/E/G ratio of 4.33 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a current ratio of 1.19, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.13. Westpac Banking has a fifty-two week low of $7.98 and a fifty-two week high of $20.56. The company’s 50 day moving average is $9.95 and its two-hundred day moving average is $14.41.
Westpac Banking Company Profile
Westpac Banking Corporation provides various banking and financial services in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Pacific region, and internationally. It operates through five divisions: Consumer Bank, Business Bank, BT Financial Group, Westpac Institutional Bank, and Westpac New Zealand. It offers everyday banking, savings, term deposit, moving to Australia, under 21 and student, business one, community solutions one, not-for-profit savings, and foreign currency accounts; term and farm management deposits; debit, credit, and travel money cards; home, personal, investment, small business, and commercial loans; and equipment, automotive, cash flow, property, insurance premium, corporate and structured finance, and trade and supply chain financing services.
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