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

$35.11
-0.53 (-1.49 %)
(As of 01/24/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$34.92
Now: $35.11
$35.68
50-Day Range
$35.11
MA: $36.44
$38.10
52-Week Range
$27.82
Now: $35.11
$38.26
Volume402,604 shs
Average Volume292,735 shs
Market Capitalization$2.75 billion
P/E Ratio12.54
Dividend Yield2.36%
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. 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$26.18 per share

Profitability

Net Income$210.26 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,971
Market Cap$2.75 billion
Next Earnings Date4/20/2020 (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 Wednesday, January 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, February 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.22 per share on Friday, February 21st. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.51%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 6th. This is a boost from Washington Federal's previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. View Washington Federal's Dividend History.

How will Washington Federal's stock buyback program work?

Washington Federal declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback program on Thursday, January 25th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Washington Federal's earnings last quarter?

Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 15th. The bank reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.01. The bank earned $136.63 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $136.20 million. Washington Federal had a return on equity of 10.01% and a net margin of 29.22%. During the same quarter in the prior 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, April 20th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Washington Federal.

What price target have analysts set for WAFD?

1 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Washington Federal's stock. Their forecasts range from $34.00 to $34.00. On average, they expect Washington Federal's share price to reach $34.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.2%. 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 coverage about WAFD stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Washington Federal earned a media sentiment score of 0.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the bank a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Washington Federal.

Are investors shorting Washington Federal?

Washington Federal saw a drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,880,000 shares, a drop of 19.3% from the December 15th total of 3,570,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 305,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 9.4 days. Approximately 3.7% of the company's stock are short sold. 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), Pfizer (PFE), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR), AbbVie (ABBV), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Intel (INTC), QUALCOMM (QCOM) and Starbucks (SBUX).

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. (0.54%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.43%), Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP (0.29%), Janney Montgomery Scott LLC (0.04%), Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.03%) and BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. (0.03%). 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 Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., Hennessy Advisors Inc., Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP, BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Strs Ohio and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Washington Federal.

Which institutional investors are buying Washington Federal stock?

WAFD stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sciencast Management LP and Boston Trust Walden Corp. 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 $35.11.

How big of a company is Washington Federal?

Washington Federal has a market capitalization of $2.75 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 1,971 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:  198 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  336 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  534
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 1/25/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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