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  • WCBO, WMAR, WST, WABC - West Coast Bancorp, West Marine, West Pharmaceutical, Westamerica 0 comments
    Oct 30, 2010 5:25 PM | about stocks: WABC, WCBO, WST

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    West Coast Bancorp (Nasdaq:WCBO)

    WCBO, the parent company of West Coast Bank ("Bank") and West Coast Trust Company, Inc., recently announced net income of $6.1 million or $.06 per diluted share for third quarter 2010 compared to a net loss for third quarter 2009 of $12.4 million or $.79 per diluted share. Year-to-date the Company reported net income of $1.3 million or $.01 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $42.3 million or $2.71 per diluted share for the same period in 2009. There were 103.1 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding in the most recent quarter compared to 15.5 million in the third quarter 2009.

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    West Marine, Inc. (Nasdaq:WMAR)

    WMAR recently released unaudited operating results for the third quarter of 2010.

    2010 third quarter highlights:

    • Net revenues were $172.5 million, up 2.6% versus last year.
    • Earnings per share for the third quarter were $0.32, compared to $0.38 for the same period last year.
    • Earnings per share year-to-date were $1.44, compared to $1.13 for the same period last year.
    • The company had zero debt and $37.5 million in cash at the end of the third quarter, compared to zero debt and a cash balance of $22.3 million at the end of the third quarter last year.
    • Over $99 million was available under the company’s credit facility at quarter-end.

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    West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST)

    WST announced this month that it will release 2010 third quarter financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 and will follow with a conference call to discuss the results and business expectations at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate on the call please dial 800-573-4842 (U.S.) or 617-224-4327 (International). The passcode is 63437115.

    A live broadcast of the conference call will be available at the Company's web site, www.westpharma.com, in the "Investor" section.  Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the site and download the streaming media software required to listen to the Internet broadcast. 

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    Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC)

    The Board of Directors of WABC this month declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.36 per share on common stock outstanding to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 8, 2010. The dividend is payable November 19, 2010.

    Chairman, President and CEO David Payne stated, “This dividend recognizes Westamerica’s healthy level of capital, stable asset quality and strong operating earnings.”

    On October 19, 2010, Westamerica reported $24 million in net income for the three months ended September 30, 2010, or $0.81 diluted earnings per common share.

    Westamerica Bancorporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Westamerica Bank, operates banking and trust offices throughout Northern and Central California.

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