NASDAQ:WAFD - Washington Federal Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $29.16 -1.19 (-3.92 %) (As of 10/15/2018 08:51 AM ET)Previous Close$30.35Today's Range$28.64 - $30.5352-Week Range$28.64 - $37.70Volume674,308 shsAverage Volume430,953 shsMarket Capitalization$2.67 billionP/E Ratio15.03Dividend Yield2.29%Beta1.13 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Washington Federal, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Washington Federal, National Association that provides lending, depository, insurance, and other banking services to consumers, mid-sized and large businesses, and owners and developers of commercial real estate in the United States. The company accepts deposit products, such as business and personal checking accounts, and term certificates of deposit, as well as money market accounts and passbook savings accounts. It also offers single-family residential, construction, land acquisition and development, multi-family residential, commercial and industrial, home equity, and business loans. In addition, the company is involved insurance brokerage activities. As of September 30, 2017, it had 237 branches located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. Washington Federal, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Receive WAFD News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for WAFD and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry National commercial banks Sub-IndustryThrifts & Mortgage Finance SectorFinance SymbolNASDAQ:WAFD CUSIP93882410 Webwww.washingtonfederal.com Phone206-624-7930 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.19 Current Ratio1.03 Quick Ratio1.03 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio15.03 Forward P/E Ratio12.30 P/E Growth1.35 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$601.13 million Price / Sales4.05 Cash Flow$2.2483 per share Price / Cash12.97 Book Value$23.00 per share Price / Book1.27 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.94 Net Income$173.53 million Net Margins30.99% Return on Equity9.93% Return on Assets1.28% Miscellaneous Employees1,818 Outstanding Shares83,540,000Market Cap$2.67 billion Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) Frequently Asked Questions What is Washington Federal's stock symbol? Washington Federal trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WAFD." How often does Washington Federal pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Washington Federal? Washington Federal declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, August 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Friday, August 24th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.47%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 9th. This is a boost from Washington Federal's previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. View Washington Federal's Dividend History. How will Washington Federal's stock buyback program work? Washington Federal declared that its board has approved a stock buyback program on Thursday, January 25th 2018, which permits the company to buyback 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were Washington Federal's earnings last quarter? Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 18th. The bank reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.02. The bank had revenue of $132.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $131.70 million. Washington Federal had a return on equity of 9.93% and a net margin of 30.99%. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.49 EPS. View Washington Federal's Earnings History. When is Washington Federal's next earnings date? Washington Federal is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 17th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Washington Federal. What price target have analysts set for WAFD? 4 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Washington Federal's shares. Their predictions range from $35.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect Washington Federal's stock price to reach $36.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 23.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Washington Federal. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Washington Federal? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Washington Federal in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Washington Federal. Who are some of Washington Federal's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Washington Federal include Zions Bancorp (ZION), Cullen/Frost Bankers (CFR), BOK Financial (BOKF), CIT Group (CIT), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), First Horizon National (FHN), Webster Financial (WBS), Synovus Financial (SNV), Sterling Bancorp (STL), Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP), Akbank T.A.S. (AKBTY), F.N.B. (FNB), TCF Financial (TCF), MB Financial (MBFI) and Valley National Bancorp (VLY). Who are Washington Federal's key executives? Washington Federal's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Brent J. Beardall CPA, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 47)Mr. Vincent L. Beatty, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58)Ms. Cathy E. Cooper, Exec. VP & Retail Banking Group Mang. (Age 52)Mr. Mark Alan Schoonover, Exec. VP & Chief Credit Officer (Age 60)Mr. Robert D. Peters, Exec. VP & Commercial Banking Group Mang. (Age 57) Who are Washington Federal's major shareholders? Washington Federal's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. (0.72%), Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.18%) and Bank of Montreal Can (0.06%). Company insiders that own Washington Federal stock include Anna C Johnson, Brent J Beardall, Cathy E Cooper, Mark Alan Schoonover, Roy M Whitehead and Thomas J Kelley. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Washington Federal. Which major investors are selling Washington Federal stock? WAFD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hennessy Advisors Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Washington Federal. Which major investors are buying Washington Federal stock? WAFD stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. and Bank of Montreal Can. View Insider Buying and Selling for Washington Federal. How do I buy shares of Washington Federal? Shares of WAFD 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 Washington Federal's stock price today? One share of WAFD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $29.16. How big of a company is Washington Federal? Washington Federal has a market capitalization of $2.67 billion and generates $601.13 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $173.53 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.94 on an earnings per share basis. Washington Federal employs 1,818 workers across the globe. What is Washington Federal's official website? The official website for Washington Federal is http://www.washingtonfederal.com. How can I contact Washington Federal? Washington Federal's mailing address is 425 PIKE STREET, SEATTLE WA, 98101. The bank can be reached via phone at 206-624-7930 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Washington Federal (NASDAQ WAFD)Community Ranking: 1.8 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 155 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 273 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 428MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Washington Federal and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WAFD will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WAFD will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 10/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How Do You Calculate Return on Investment (ROI)?