The following are today's upgrades for Validea's Small-Cap Growth Investor model based on the published strategy of Motley Fool . This strategy looks for small cap growth stocks with solid fundamentals and strong price performance.
WATERSTONE FINANCIAL INC (WISCONSIN) ( WSBF ) is a small-cap value stock in the Regional Banks industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Motley Fool changed from 49% to 76% based on the firm's underlying fundamentals and the stock's valuation. A score of 80% or above typically indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% typically indicates strong interest.
Company Description: Waterstone Financial, Inc. is the holding company of WaterStone Bank SSB (WaterStone Bank). WaterStone Bank is a community bank. The Company operates in two segments: community banking and mortgage banking. The community banking segment provides consumer and business banking products and services. Its consumer products include loan products, deposit products, and personal investment services. Its business banking products include loans for working capital, inventory and general corporate use, commercial real estate construction loans, and deposit accounts. The mortgage banking segment, which is conducted through Waterstone Mortgage Corporation, consists of originating residential mortgage loans primarily for sale in the secondary market. As of December 31, 2015, WaterStone Bank conducted its community banking business from 11 banking offices located in Milwaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties, Wisconsin, as well as a loan production office in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests. Not all criteria in the below table receive equal weighting or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the strong and weak points of the security in the context of the strategy's criteria.
|PROFIT MARGIN: ||PASS |
|RELATIVE STRENGTH: ||FAIL |
|COMPARE SALES AND EPS GROWTH TO THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR: ||FAIL |
|INSIDER HOLDINGS: ||PASS |
|CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS: ||PASS |
|PROFIT MARGIN CONSISTENCY: ||FAIL |
|R&D AS A PERCENTAGE OF SALES: ||NEUTRAL |
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS: ||PASS |
|"THE FOOL RATIO" (P/E TO GROWTH): ||PASS |
|AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING: ||PASS |
|SALES: ||PASS |
|DAILY DOLLAR VOLUME: ||FAIL |
|PRICE: ||PASS |
|INCOME TAX PERCENTAGE: ||PASS |
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