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Washington Federal Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NASDAQ:WAFD)

$36.84
+0.04 (+0.11 %)
(As of 11/12/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$36.50
Now: $36.84
$37.07
50-Day Range
$35.68
MA: $36.67
$37.87
52-Week Range
$24.67
Now: $36.84
$38.26
Volume152,500 shs
Average Volume393,617 shs
Market Capitalization$2.93 billion
P/E Ratio14.11
Dividend Yield2.28%
Beta1.11
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. Read More…

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$733.78 million
Cash Flow$2.99 per share
Book Value$25.60 per share

Profitability

Net Income$210.26 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,877
Market Cap$2.93 billion
Next Earnings Date1/13/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Tuesday, October 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 8th will be given a dividend of $0.21 per share on Friday, November 22nd. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.28%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 7th. View Washington Federal's Dividend History.

How will Washington Federal's stock buyback program work?

Washington Federal declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Thursday, January 25th 2018, which allows the company to buyback 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Washington Federal's earnings last quarter?

Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 15th. The bank reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.01. The bank earned $136.63 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $136.20 million. Washington Federal had a return on equity of 10.47% and a net margin of 28.65%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.62 earnings per share. 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 Monday, January 13th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Washington Federal.

What price target have analysts set for WAFD?

1 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Washington Federal's stock. Their forecasts range from $34.00 to $34.00. On average, they anticipate Washington Federal's share price to reach $34.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for Washington Federal.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Washington Federal?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Washington Federal in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Washington Federal.

Has Washington Federal been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about WAFD stock have trended very negative on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Washington Federal earned a coverage optimism score of -3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the bank a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Washington Federal.

Are investors shorting Washington Federal?

Washington Federal saw a decline in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,240,000 shares, a decline of 7.7% from the September 30th total of 3,510,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 395,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 8.2 days. Currently, 4.1% of the company's shares are sold short. View Washington Federal's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Washington Federal's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Washington Federal own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Washington Federal investors own include Mondi (MNDI), Zynerba Pharmaceuticals (ZYNE), Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR), Intel (INTC), Starbucks (SBUX), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), QUALCOMM (QCOM), ConocoPhillips (COP) and Pfizer (PFE).

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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (2.43%), First Trust Advisors LP (1.44%), Systematic Financial Management LP (1.05%), Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. (0.58%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.42%) and Hillcrest Asset Management LLC (0.34%). 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 Foundry Partners LLC, Hennessy Advisors Inc., Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., Systematic Financial Management LP, Rhumbline Advisers, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Hillcrest Asset Management LLC and SG Americas Securities LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Washington Federal.

Which major investors are buying Washington Federal stock?

WAFD stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Chicago Equity Partners LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc., Boston Advisors LLC, Pegasus Partners Ltd. and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Washington Federal's stock price today?

One share of WAFD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $36.84.

How big of a company is Washington Federal?

Washington Federal has a market capitalization of $2.93 billion and generates $733.78 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $210.26 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.61 on an earnings per share basis. Washington Federal employs 1,877 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Washington Federal.

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:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  195 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  329 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  524
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 11/12/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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