NASDAQ:WAFD - Washington Federal Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $33.40 +0.05 (+0.15 %) (As of 07/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$33.35Today's Range$33.20 - $33.8352-Week Range$29.80 - $37.70Volume312,197 shsAverage Volume471,278 shsMarket Capitalization$2.77 billionP/E Ratio17.22Dividend 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 Ratio17.22 Forward P/E Ratio14.15 P/E Growth1.39 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$601.13 million Price / Sales4.69 Cash Flow$2.5132 per share Price / Cash13.29 Book Value$23.00 per share Price / Book1.45 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.94 Net Income$173.53 million Net Margins30.99% Return on Equity9.92% Return on Assets1.28% Miscellaneous Employees1,818 Outstanding Shares84,470,000Market Cap$2,770.77 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, May 1st. Investors 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 annualized dividend 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 authorized a stock repurchase plan 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 purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued. How were Washington Federal's earnings last quarter? Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 18th. The bank reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates 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 9.92% and a net margin of 30.99%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $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 Tuesday, October, 16th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Washington Federal. What price target have analysts set for WAFD? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Washington Federal's shares. Their forecasts range from $35.00 to $38.00. On average, they anticipate Washington Federal's stock price to reach $36.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.8% 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), Synovus Financial (SNV), BOK Financial (BOKF), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), 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 stories about WAFD stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Washington Federal earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.25 out of 100, meaning that recent press 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 number 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%), Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.21%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.13%) and Bank of Montreal Can (0.05%). 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, Hennessy Advisors Inc., 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 $33.40. How big of a company is Washington Federal? Washington Federal has a market capitalization of $2.77 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: 252 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 391MarketBeat'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?