NASDAQ:WAFD - Washington Federal Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $33.35 +0.55 (+1.68 %) (As of 07/20/2018 01:07 AM ET)Previous Close$32.80Today's Range$32.35 - $33.5552-Week Range$29.80 - $37.70Volume640,800 shsAverage Volume472,431 shsMarket Capitalization$2.78 billionP/E Ratio17.19Dividend Yield2.07%Beta1.21 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Washington 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. Receive WAFD News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for WAFD and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry National commercial banks Sub-IndustryThrifts & Mortgage Finance SectorFinance SymbolNASDAQ:WAFD CUSIP93882410 Webwww.washingtonfederal.com Phone206-624-7930 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.17 Current Ratio1.02 Quick Ratio1.02 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio17.19 Forward P/E Ratio14.13 P/E Growth1.39 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$601.13 million Price / Sales4.69 Cash Flow$2.5019 per share Price / Cash13.33 Book Value$23.00 per share Price / Book1.45 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.94 Net Income$173.53 million Net Margins30.61% Return on Equity9.53% Return on Assets1.24% Miscellaneous Employees1,818 Outstanding Shares84,470,000Market Cap$2,779.22 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 Tuesday, May 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 11th will be given a dividend of $0.17 per share on Friday, May 25th. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th. 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 stock repurchase program on Thursday, January 25th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Washington Federal's earnings last quarter? Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 18th. The bank reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' 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 net margin of 30.61% and a return on equity of 9.53%. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.49 EPS. View Washington Federal's Earnings History. What price target have analysts set for WAFD? 4 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Washington Federal's stock. Their predictions range from $35.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect Washington Federal's stock price to reach $36.25 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings 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." Who are some of Washington Federal's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Washington Federal include Zions Bancorp (ZION), Cullen/Frost Bankers (CFR), CIT Group (CIT), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), Synovus Financial (SNV), BOK Financial (BOKF), Webster Financial (WBS), Akbank T.A.S. (AKBTY), First Horizon National (FHN), Sterling Bancorp (STL), Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP), F.N.B. (FNB), TCF Financial (TCF), Valley National Bancorp (VLY) and MB Financial (MBFI). 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 coverage about WAFD stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Washington Federal earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.16 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are Washington Federal's major shareholders? Washington Federal's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. (0.58%), Foundry Partners LLC (0.51%), Boston Advisors LLC (0.23%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.13%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.05%) and Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan (0.02%). 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 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, Bank of Montreal Can, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan and Retirement Systems of Alabama. View Insider Buying and Selling for Washington Federal. Which major investors are buying Washington Federal stock? WAFD stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., Boston Advisors LLC and Alpha Windward 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 $33.35. How big of a company is Washington Federal? Washington Federal has a market capitalization of $2.78 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 ()Outperform Votes: 139 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 250 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 389MarketBeat'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 7/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the Book Value of a Share?