WaFd (WAFD) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.47 (-1.64%)
(As of 02:26 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
222,950 shs
Average Volume
364,847 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.82 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

WaFd MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
20.8% Upside
$34.00 Price Target
Short Interest
1.64% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.50mentions of WaFd in the last 14 days
Based on 15 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $2.58 to $3.16 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.

4.96 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

18th out of 855 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

3rd out of 83 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

WAFD Stock News Headlines

WaFd's (WAFD) "Equal Weight" Rating Reaffirmed at Stephens
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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 3/8 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

National commercial banks
Thrifts & Mortgage Finance
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
3 Analysts


Net Income
$257.43 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.10 billion
Cash Flow
$4.34 per share
Book Value
$32.85 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$1.82 billion
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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?

3 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WaFd in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" WAFD shares.
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What is WaFd's stock price target for 2024?

3 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for WaFd's shares. Their WAFD share price targets range from $32.00 to $35.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $34.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 20.8% 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 the year. Since then, WAFD stock has decreased by 14.6% and is now trading at $28.14.
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When is WaFd's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, July 12th 2024.
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How were WaFd's earnings last quarter?

WaFd, Inc (NASDAQ:WAFD) announced its earnings results on Friday, October, 20th. The bank reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.91 by $0.19. The bank had revenue of $151.53 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $199.20 million. WaFd had a net margin of 15.33% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.60%. WaFd's revenue was down 18.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.07 earnings per share.

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

WaFd announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 13th. Shareholders 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 22nd. This is a boost 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 3.70%. 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 39.54%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WAFD will have a dividend payout ratio of 32.91% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for WAFD.

What is Brent Beardall's approval rating as WaFd's CEO?

112 employees have rated WaFd Chief Executive Officer Brent Beardall on 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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Congress Asset Management Co. MA (0.35%), Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.16%), Talbot Financial LLC (0.11%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.06%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.05%) and CWM LLC (0.05%). 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 4/24/2024 by Staff

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