NASDAQ:FDEF - First Defiance Financial Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$30.25 +0.92 (+3.14 %)
(As of 02/17/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$30.25
Today's Range$29.48 - $30.57
52-Week Range$22.78 - $35.00
Volume76,357 shs
Average Volume57,974 shs
Market Capitalization$617.16 million
P/E Ratio13.57
Dividend Yield2.32%
Beta1
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, and certificates of deposit, as well as Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service; and consumer finance, 1-4 family residential real estate, commercial real estate, construction, consumer, commercial, and home equity and improvement loans. The company also offers trust and wealth management services, as well as 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 43 full service banking centers, as well as 1 loan production office. First Defiance Financial Corp. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Defiance, Ohio.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Federal savings institutions
Sub-IndustryThrifts & Mortgage Finance
SectorFinance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:FDEF
CUSIP32006W10
Phone419-782-5015

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$163.93 million
Cash Flow$2.1065 per share
Book Value$18.38 per share

Profitability

Net Income$46.25 million

Miscellaneous

Employees674
Market Cap$617.16 million
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 Monday, January 21st. Investors of record on Friday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share on Friday, February 22nd. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.51%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 14th. This is an increase from First Defiance Financial's previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. 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 Friday, July 13th 2018. The 2-1 split was announced on Friday, June 22nd 2018. The newly created shares were payable 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January, 21st. The savings and loans company reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.56. The savings and loans company earned $36.86 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.40 million. First Defiance Financial had a net margin of 28.21% and a return on equity of 11.80%. 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, April 15th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for First Defiance Financial.

What price target have analysts set for FDEF?

2 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for First Defiance Financial's stock. Their forecasts range from $33.00 to $35.00. On average, they anticipate First Defiance Financial's share price to reach $34.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.4% 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 headlines about FDEF stock have trended negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. First Defiance Financial earned a media sentiment score of -2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the savings and loans company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of First Defiance Financial's key competitors?

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 65)
  • Mr. Kevin T. Thompson, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 64)
  • Mr. John R. Reisner, Exec. VP, Chief Risk Officer & Legal Counsel (Age 62)
  • Mr. Dennis E. Rose Jr., Exec. VP & Director of Strategy Management (Age 50)
  • Mr. Gregory R. Allen, Market Area Exec. for Fort Wayne (Age 54)

Who are First Defiance Financial's major shareholders?

First Defiance Financial's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (10.58%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.41%), LSV Asset Management (2.19%), Northern Trust Corp (1.58%), Bank of America Corp DE (1.43%) and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (1.25%). 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 ClariVest Asset Management LLC, Northern Trust Corp, LSV Asset Management, United Services Automobile Association, Bank of America Corp DE, IndexIQ Advisors LLC, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC and Two Sigma Advisers LP. Company insiders that have sold First Defiance Financial company stock in the last year include Donald P Hileman, Gregory R Allen, Jean A Hubbard, John R Reisner and Robert E Beach. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Defiance Financial.

Which major investors are buying First Defiance Financial stock?

FDEF stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, Martingale Asset Management L P, Millennium Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Bessemer Group Inc., Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio, Geode Capital Management LLC and New York State Common Retirement Fund. 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 $30.25.

How big of a company is First Defiance Financial?

First Defiance Financial has a market capitalization of $617.16 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 674 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 (star)
Outperform Votes:  144 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  232 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  376
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This page was last updated on 2/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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