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NASDAQ:WAFD

WaFd (WAFD) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$27.66
+0.10 (+0.36%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$27.28
$28.08
50-Day Range
$27.26
$33.87
52-Week Range
$23.36
$35.87
Volume
209,142 shs
Average Volume
265,804 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.79 billion
P/E Ratio
8.11
Dividend Yield
3.76%
Price Target
$33.50

WaFd MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
21.1% Upside
$33.50 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.87% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.63
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.49mentions of WaFd in the last 14 days
Based on 17 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
9.85%
From $2.74 to $3.01 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.81 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

74th out of 834 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

11th out of 82 stocks


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About WaFd Stock (NASDAQ:WAFD)

WaFd, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Washington Federal Bank that provides lending, depository, insurance, and other banking services in the United States. The company offers 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 dwellings, construction, land acquisition and development, consumer lot, multi-family residential, commercial real estate, home equity, business, and consumer loans, as well as commercial and industrial loans. In addition, the company offers insurance brokerage services, such as individual and business insurance policies; holds and markets real estate properties; and debit and credit cards, as well as acts as the trustee. It serves consumers, mid-sized and large businesses, and owners and developers of commercial real estate. The company was formerly known as Washington Federal, Inc. and changed its name to WaFd, Inc in September 2023. WaFd, Inc was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

WAFD Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 12/8 Dividend
11/22/2023
Dividend Payable
12/08/2023
Last Earnings
1/16/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/8 Dividend
2/22/2024
Today
2/24/2024
Dividend Payable
3/08/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/11/2024
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
National commercial banks
Sub-Industry
Thrifts & Mortgage Finance
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:WAFD
CUSIP
93882410
Employees
2,120
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$33.50
High Stock Price Target
$35.00
Low Stock Price Target
$29.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+21.1%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$257.43 million
Pretax Margin
25.67%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.10 billion
Cash Flow
$4.35 per share
Book Value
$33.24 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
63,280,000
Market Cap
$1.79 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.87
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Key Executives

  • Mr. Brent J. Beardall CPA (Age 53)
    President, CEO & Vice Chairman
    Comp: $4.74M
  • Ms. Kelli J. Holz CPA (Age 55)
    Executive VP & CFO
    Comp: $2.1M
  • Ms. Kim E. Robison (Age 54)
    Executive VP & COO
    Comp: $2.26M
  • Mr. Ryan M. Mauer (Age 52)
    Executive VP & Chief Credit Officer
    Comp: $2.41M
  • Mr. James A. Endrizzi (Age 50)
    Executive VP & Chief Commercial Banker
    Comp: $2.77M
  • Ms. Cathy E. Cooper (Age 58)
    Executive VP, Chief Consumer Banker & Corporate Secretary
    Comp: $1.81M
  • Ms. Blayne A. Sanden (Age 46)
    Senior VP & Principal Accounting Officer
  • Jim Motz
    Chief Information Officer & Executive VP
  • Mr. Brad Goode
    Chief of Communications, Marketing & Community Relations and Senior VP
  • Lisa M. King
    Senior Vice President of Human Resources














WAFD Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell WaFd stock right now?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WaFd in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" WAFD shares.
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What is WaFd's stock price target for 2024?

4 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for WaFd's stock. Their WAFD share price targets range from $29.00 to $35.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $33.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 21.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have WAFD shares performed in 2024?

WaFd's stock was trading at $32.96 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, WAFD shares have decreased by 16.1% and is now trading at $27.66.
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When is WaFd's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 11th 2024.
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How were WaFd's earnings last quarter?

WaFd, Inc (NASDAQ:WAFD) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January, 16th. The bank reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.08. The bank earned $166.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $180.45 million. WaFd had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.19% and a net margin of 20.58%. WaFd's revenue was down 14.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.16 earnings per share.

How often does WaFd pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for WaFd?

WaFd declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 13th. Investors of record on Friday, February 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share on Friday, March 8th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 22nd. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.25.
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Is WaFd a good dividend stock?

WaFd (NASDAQ:WAFD) pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.77%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 14 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 30.50%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WAFD will have a dividend payout ratio of 34.55% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is Brent Beardall's approval rating as WaFd's CEO?

112 employees have rated WaFd Chief Executive Officer Brent Beardall on Glassdoor.com. Brent Beardall has an approval rating of 85% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of WaFd own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other WaFd investors own include QUALCOMM (QCOM), Boeing (BA), General Motors (GM), Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), Mondi (MNDI), Pfizer (PFE), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Zynerba Pharmaceuticals (ZYNE), AbbVie (ABBV) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are WaFd's major shareholders?

WaFd's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.01%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.13%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (2.63%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (1.59%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (1.43%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.39%). Insiders that own company stock include Brent J Beardall, Cathy E Cooper, David K Grant, James Endrizzi, Kim E Robison, Randall H Talbot, Shawn Bice, Thomas J Kelley and Vincent L Beatty.
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How do I buy shares of WaFd?

Shares of WAFD stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:WAFD) was last updated on 2/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff