NASDAQ:FDEF - First Defiance Financial Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $28.25 +0.58 (+2.10 %) (As of 05/24/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$28.25Today's Range$27.8850 - $28.6052-Week Range$22.78 - $35.00Volume36,021 shsAverage Volume52,611 shsMarket Capitalization$557.09 millionP/E Ratio12.67Dividend Yield2.75%Beta0.98 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email First Defiance Financial Corp. operates as a unitary thrift holding company that provides community-based financial services in northwest Ohio, northeast Indiana, and southeastern Michigan. It offers checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, term certificate accounts, demand deposits, and certificates of deposits, as well as certificate of deposit account registry service; and commercial real estate, commercial, consumer finance, 1-4 family residential real estate, construction, and home equity and improvement loans. The company also provides trust and wealth management, and online banking services. In addition, it sells various property and casualty, group health and life, and individual health and life insurance products. The company operates through 44 full service banking centers and 1 loan production office. First Defiance Financial Corp. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Defiance, Ohio. Receive FDEF News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for FDEF and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Federal savings institutions Sub-IndustryThrifts & Mortgage Finance SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:FDEF Previous Symbol CUSIP32006W10 CIK946647 Webhttp://www.fdef.com/ Phone419-782-5015Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.23 Current Ratio0.99 Quick Ratio0.98Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.67 Forward P/E Ratio11.92 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$163.93 million Price / Sales3.40 Cash Flow$2.5359 per share Price / Cash Flow11.14 Book Value$20.07 per share Price / Book1.41Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.23 Net Income$46.25 million Net Margins27.21% Return on Equity11.51% Return on Assets1.45%Miscellaneous Employees696 Outstanding Shares19,720,000Market Cap$557.09 million Next Earnings Date7/15/2019 (Estimated) OptionableNot Optionable First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) Frequently Asked Questions What is First Defiance Financial's stock symbol? First Defiance Financial trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FDEF." How often does First Defiance Financial pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for First Defiance Financial? First Defiance Financial announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, May 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.19 per share on Friday, May 24th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.69%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 16th. View First Defiance Financial's Dividend History. When did First Defiance Financial's stock split? How did First Defiance Financial's stock split work? First Defiance Financial shares split on the morning of Friday, July 13th 2018. The 2-1 split was announced on Friday, June 22nd 2018. The newly created shares were distributed to shareholders after the market closes on Thursday, July 12th 2018. An investor that had 100 shares of First Defiance Financial stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split. How were First Defiance Financial's earnings last quarter? First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April, 22nd. The savings and loans company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.02. The savings and loans company earned $39.08 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.40 million. First Defiance Financial had a return on equity of 11.51% and a net margin of 27.21%. View First Defiance Financial's Earnings History. When is First Defiance Financial's next earnings date? First Defiance Financial is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July 15th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for First Defiance Financial. What price target have analysts set for FDEF? 2 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for First Defiance Financial's shares. Their predictions range from $33.00 to $35.00. On average, they anticipate First Defiance Financial's share price to reach $34.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 20.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for First Defiance Financial. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for First Defiance Financial? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Defiance Financial in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for First Defiance Financial. Has First Defiance Financial been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about FDEF stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. First Defiance Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the savings and loans company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of First Defiance Financial's key competitors? Some companies that are related to First Defiance Financial include Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN), LegacyTexas Financial Group (LTXB), Flagstar Bancorp (FBC), Columbia Financial (CLBK), Axos Financial (AX), Provident Financial Services (PFS), Kearny Financial (KRNY), OceanFirst Financial (OCFC), Brookline Bancorp (BRKL), Meta Financial Group (CASH), Northfield Bancorp (NFBK), Dime Community Bancshares (DCOM), Sterling Bancorp (SBT), Access National (ANCX) and BBX Capital (BBXTB). What other stocks do shareholders of First Defiance Financial own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other First Defiance Financial investors own include Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), Cornerstone Total Return Fund (CRF), CBL & Associates Properties (CBL), SandRidge Permian Trust (PER), SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP), Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund (CLM), Martin Midstream Partners (MMLP), Ford Motor (F), Navios Maritime Midstream Partners (NAP) and NGL Energy Partners (NGL). Who are First Defiance Financial's key executives? First Defiance Financial's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Donald P. Hileman, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 66)Mr. Kevin T. Thompson, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 65)Mr. John R. Reisner, Exec. VP, Chief Risk Officer & Legal Counsel (Age 63)Mr. Dennis E. Rose Jr., Exec. VP & Director of Strategy Management (Age 51)Mr. Gregory R. Allen, Market Area Exec. for Fort Wayne (Age 55) Who are First Defiance Financial's major shareholders? First Defiance Financial's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (10.11%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.34%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (4.37%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (4.07%), LSV Asset Management (2.23%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.62%). Company insiders that own First Defiance Financial stock include Donald P Hileman, Gregory R Allen, Jean A Hubbard, John R Reisner, Mark Andrew Robison, Michael D Mulford, Robert E Beach, Samuel S Strausbaugh and Stephen L Boomer. View Institutional Ownership Trends for First Defiance Financial. Which major investors are selling First Defiance Financial stock? FDEF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, AQR Capital Management LLC, IndexIQ Advisors LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, California Public Employees Retirement System and ClariVest Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold First Defiance Financial company stock in the last year include Donald P Hileman, Jean A Hubbard and John R Reisner. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Defiance Financial. Which major investors are buying First Defiance Financial stock? FDEF stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Martingale Asset Management L P, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Oxford Asset Management LLP and Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc.. Company insiders that have bought First Defiance Financial stock in the last two years include Mark Andrew Robison and Michael D Mulford. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Defiance Financial. How do I buy shares of First Defiance Financial? Shares of FDEF can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is First Defiance Financial's stock price today? One share of FDEF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $28.25. How big of a company is First Defiance Financial? First Defiance Financial has a market capitalization of $557.09 million and generates $163.93 million in revenue each year. The savings and loans company earns $46.25 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.23 on an earnings per share basis. First Defiance Financial employs 696 workers across the globe. What is First Defiance Financial's official website? The official website for First Defiance Financial is http://www.fdef.com/. How can I contact First Defiance Financial? First Defiance Financial's mailing address is 601 CLINTON ST, DEFIANCE OH, 43512. The savings and loans company can be reached via phone at 419-782-5015 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ FDEF)Community Ranking: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 151 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 247 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 398MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about First Defiance Financial and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe FDEF will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe FDEF will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 5/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How do candlesticks reflect price movement? Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.