NASDAQ:WAFD - Washington Federal Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$33.95 -0.20 (-0.59 %)
(As of 08/16/2018 06:08 AM ET)
Previous Close$34.15
Today's Range$33.53 - $34.35
52-Week Range$29.80 - $37.70
Volume327,570 shs
Average Volume449,685 shs
Market Capitalization$2.79 billion
P/E Ratio17.50
Dividend Yield2.15%
Beta1.12
Washington Federal logoWashington Federal, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Washington Federal, National Association that provides lending, depository, insurance, and other banking services to consumers, mid-sized and large businesses, and owners and developers of commercial real estate in the United States. The company accepts deposit products, such as business and personal checking accounts, and term certificates of deposit, as well as money market accounts and passbook savings accounts. It also offers single-family residential, construction, land acquisition and development, multi-family residential, commercial and industrial, home equity, and business loans. In addition, the company is involved insurance brokerage activities. As of September 30, 2017, it had 237 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

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

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.19
Current Ratio1.03
Quick Ratio1.03

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio17.50
Forward P/E Ratio14.32
P/E Growth1.41

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$601.13 million
Price / Sales4.72
Cash Flow$2.5055 per share
Price / Cash13.55
Book Value$23.00 per share
Price / Book1.48

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.94
Net Income$173.53 million
Net Margins30.99%
Return on Equity9.93%
Return on Assets1.28%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,818
Outstanding Shares83,540,000
Market Cap$2.79 billion

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, August 10th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share on Friday, August 24th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 9th. This is an increase from Washington Federal's previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. View Washington Federal's Dividend History.

How will Washington Federal's stock buyback program work?

Washington Federal announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program on Thursday, January 25th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often 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) released its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 18th. The bank reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.02. The bank had revenue of $132.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $131.70 million. Washington Federal had a return on equity of 9.93% and a net margin of 30.99%. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.49 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 Wednesday, October, 17th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Washington Federal.

What price target have analysts set for WAFD?

4 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Washington Federal's stock. Their predictions range from $35.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect Washington Federal's share price to reach $36.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Washington Federal.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Washington Federal?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Washington Federal in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Washington Federal.

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 47)
  • Mr. Vincent L. Beatty, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58)
  • Ms. Cathy E. Cooper, Exec. VP & Retail Banking Group Mang. (Age 52)
  • Mr. Mark Alan Schoonover, Exec. VP & Chief Credit Officer (Age 60)
  • Mr. Robert D. Peters, Exec. VP & Commercial Banking Group Mang. (Age 57)

Has Washington Federal been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about WAFD stock have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Washington Federal earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.98 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Washington Federal.

Who are Washington Federal's major shareholders?

Washington Federal's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.10%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.62%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (2.18%), FMR LLC (2.14%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.40%) and Brown Advisory Inc. (1.30%). Company insiders that own Washington Federal stock include Anna C Johnson, Brent J Beardall, Cathy E Cooper, Erin N Lantz, Mark Alan Schoonover, Roy M Whitehead 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 FMR LLC, Systematic Financial Management LP, Foundry Partners LLC, Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Bank of Montreal Can and Frontier Capital Management Co. 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 BlackRock Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., American Century Companies Inc., Brown Advisory Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC and Citadel Advisors 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 $33.95.

How big of a company is Washington Federal?

Washington Federal has a market capitalization of $2.79 billion and generates $601.13 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $173.53 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.94 on an earnings per share basis. Washington Federal employs 1,818 workers across the globe.

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:  149 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  260 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  409
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 8/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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