NASDAQ:WAFD - Washington Federal Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$29.78 +0.48 (+1.64 %)
(As of 02/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$29.30
Today's Range$29.47 - $29.91
52-Week Range$24.67 - $36.53
Volume379,123 shs
Average Volume443,407 shs
Market Capitalization$2.42 billion
P/E Ratio12.41
Dividend Yield2.73%
Beta1.1
Washington Federal, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Washington Federal, National Association that provides lending, depository, insurance, and other banking services in the United States. The company accepts deposit products, including business and personal checking accounts, and term certificates of deposit, as well as money market accounts and passbook savings accounts. It also provides single-family residential, construction, land acquisition and development, land consumer lot, multi-family residential, commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, home equity, business, and consumer loans. In addition, the company offers insurance brokerage services, such as individual and business insurance policies to customers and general public; holds and markets real estate properties; and acts as trustee. It serves consumers, mid-sized and large businesses, and owners and developers of commercial real estate. As of September 30, 2018, the company had 235 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry National commercial banks
Sub-IndustryThrifts & Mortgage Finance
SectorFinance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WAFD
CUSIP93882410
Phone206-624-7930

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$651.16 million
Cash Flow$3.0050 per share
Book Value$24.45 per share

Profitability

Net Income$203.85 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,910
Market Cap$2.42 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 Thursday, January 17th. Investors of record on Friday, February 8th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, February 22nd. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 7th. This is an increase from Washington Federal's previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. View Washington Federal's Dividend History.

How will Washington Federal's stock buyback program work?

Washington Federal announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, January 25th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Washington Federal's earnings last quarter?

Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) posted its earnings results on Monday, January, 14th. The bank reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.04. The bank earned $138.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $133.33 million. Washington Federal had a net margin of 30.16% and a return on equity of 10.31%. 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, April 10th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Washington Federal.

What price target have analysts set for WAFD?

3 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Washington Federal's stock. Their predictions range from $35.00 to $36.00. On average, they anticipate Washington Federal's share price to reach $35.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Washington Federal.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Washington Federal?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Washington Federal in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Washington Federal.

Has Washington Federal been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about WAFD stock has been trending positive on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Washington Federal earned a media sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the bank a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Washington Federal's key competitors?

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 48)
  • Mr. Vincent L. Beatty, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Ms. Cathy E. Cooper, Exec. VP & Group Mang. of Retail Banking (Age 53)
  • Mr. Robert D. Peters, Exec. VP & Group Mang. of Commercial Banking (Age 58)
  • Ms. Kim E. Robison, Exec. VP & Operations Mang. (Age 49)

Who are Washington Federal's major shareholders?

Washington Federal's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.47%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.70%), Northern Trust Corp (3.59%), Brown Advisory Inc. (1.57%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.34%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.28%). Company insiders that own Washington Federal stock include Anna C Johnson and Thomas J Kelley. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Washington Federal.

Which institutional investors are selling Washington Federal stock?

WAFD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Principal Financial Group Inc., Boston Advisors LLC, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Hsbc Holdings PLC, Brown Advisory Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Barclays PLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Washington Federal.

Which institutional investors are buying Washington Federal stock?

WAFD stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC, Rhumbline Advisers, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., Northern Trust Corp, Boston Partners, Geode Capital Management LLC and Millennium Management LLC. 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 $29.78.

How big of a company is Washington Federal?

Washington Federal has a market capitalization of $2.42 billion and generates $651.16 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $203.85 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.40 on an earnings per share basis. Washington Federal employs 1,910 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 (star)
Outperform Votes:  171 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  307 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  478
MarketBeat'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 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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