Follow The Dividend: $0.23 dividends will be a reality for West Corporation (NASDAQ:WSTC)’s shareholders on Nov 23, 2016.

Follow The Dividend: $0.23 dividends will be a reality for West Corporation (NASDAQ:WSTC)'s shareholders on Nov 23, 2016.

West Corporation (NASDAQ:WSTC) is expected to pay $0.23 on Nov 23, 2016. The indicated annual dividend is $0.90. Shareholders owning the stock before Nov 9, 2016 will be eligible to receive the payout. Based on West Corporation’s current price of $22.15, the dividend is 1.02%. This dividend’s record date is Nov 14, 2016 and the announcement date is Nov 2, 2016. The stock increased 2.55% or $0.55 during the last trading session, hitting $22.15. West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC) has declined 5.43% since April 5, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.

West Corporation is a global well-known provider of technology-enabled communication services. The company has a market cap of $1.97 billion. The Firm offers a range of communication and network infrastructure solutions that helps to manage or support communications. It has a 11.2 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through four divisions: Unified Communications Services, which includes collaboration services, Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and telecom services; Safety Services, which includes 9-1-1 network services, 9-1-1 telephony systems and services, 9-1-1 solutions for enterprises and database management; Interactive Services, which includes notifications and mobility, interactive voice response (IVR) self-service, cloud contact center and professional services, and Specialized Agent Services, which includes healthcare advocacy services, cost management services and revenue generation.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.49 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.46, from 1.03 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 6 funds sold all West Corp shares owned while 43 reduced positions. 20 funds bought stakes while 53 increased positions. They now own 45.25 million shares or 2.34% less from 46.33 million shares in 2016Q1.
Amer reported 13,942 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Gsa Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.05% or 44,068 shares in its portfolio. Zebra Cap Limited last reported 1.1% of its portfolio in the stock. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 0% or 79,700 shares in its portfolio. Invesco Ltd last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Federated Pa holds 0.01% or 206,368 shares in its portfolio. National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can last reported 192 shares in the company. Price T Rowe Associates Incorporated Md last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Pacad Inv Ltd owns 2,700 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. First Trust Advsrs Lp holds 0% or 58,318 shares in its portfolio. The California-based Schwab Charles Mngmt has invested 0.01% in West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC). Moreover, Creative Planning has 0% invested in West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC) for 1,000 shares. Moreover, Teachers Advisors Incorporated has 0% invested in West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC) for 71,147 shares. West Family Inc has 3.71% invested in the company for 1.03M shares. The California-based Blackrock Institutional Tru Na has invested 0% in West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC).

Insider Transactions: Since May 26, 2016, the stock had 2 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $3.22 million net activity. Kempkes Rodney J. sold $61,855 worth of stock or 2,780 shares. Another trade for 157,682 shares valued at $3.39 million was made by WEST GARY L on Thursday, November 3. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $527,250 was made by BARKER THOMAS B on Thursday, May 26. $211,475 worth of shares were sold by ETZLER SCOTT on Friday, May 27.

West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC) Ratings Coverage

Out of 4 analysts covering West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC), 1 rate it a “Buy”, 3 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 25% are positive. West Corp has been the topic of 7 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Thursday, April 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Underperform”. Zacks upgraded the shares of WSTC in a report on Saturday, August 8 to “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, December 15 by Goldman Sachs. Barclays Capital downgraded West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC) rating on Wednesday, March 16. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and $21 price target. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 11 report.

More notable recent West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC) news were published by: Omaha.com which released: “Omaha-based West Corp. explores ‘strategic alternatives,’ including sale of …” on November 02, 2016, also Omaha.com with their article: “Will West Corp. follow ConAgra and Cabela’s out? Omaha-based company undergoes …” published on November 02, 2016, Streetinsider.com published: “West Corp. (WSTC) Reports In-Line Q3 EPS” on November 02, 2016. More interesting news about West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC) were released by: Omaha.com and their article: “West Corp. continues quest to diversify as competition eats into rates it can …” published on April 19, 2016 as well as Reuters.com‘s news article titled: “BRIEF-West Corp Q3 EPS from continuing operations $0.56” with publication date: November 02, 2016.

WSTC Company Profile

West Corporation (West), incorporated on February 22, 1994, is a global well-known provider of technology-enabled communication services. The Firm offers a range of communication and network infrastructure solutions that helps to manage or support communications. The Firm operates through four divisions: Unified Communications Services, which includes collaboration services, Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and telecom services; Safety Services, which includes 9-1-1 network services, 9-1-1 telephony systems and services, 9-1-1 solutions for enterprises and database management; Interactive Services, which includes notifications and mobility, interactive voice response (IVR) self-service, cloud contact center and professional services, and Specialized Agent Services, which includes healthcare advocacy services, cost management services and revenue generation. The Company’s clients include Fortune 1000 companies, along with small and medium enterprises in a range of industries, including telecommunications, retail, financial services, public safety, education, technology and healthcare. The Firm has sales and/or activities in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and South America.

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