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

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$27.06 -0.37 (-1.35 %)
(As of 12/10/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$27.43
Today's Range$26.63 - $27.59
52-Week Range$26.63 - $37.70
Volume608,464 shs
Average Volume440,976 shs
Market Capitalization$2.24 billion
P/E Ratio11.28
Dividend Yield2.61%
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry National commercial banks
Sub-IndustryThrifts & Mortgage Finance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WAFD
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.17
Current Ratio1.03
Quick Ratio1.03


Trailing P/E Ratio11.28
Forward P/E Ratio10.82
P/E Growth1.57

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$651.16 million
Price / Sales3.39
Cash Flow$2.9606 per share
Price / Cash Flow9.14
Book Value$23.90 per share
Price / Book1.13


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.40
Net Income$203.85 million
Net Margins31.31%
Return on Equity10.22%
Return on Assets1.30%


Outstanding Shares81,580,000
Market Cap$2.24 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, October 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Friday, November 23rd. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.66%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 8th. View Washington Federal's Dividend History.

How will Washington Federal's stock buyback program work?

Washington Federal announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, January 25th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Washington Federal's earnings last quarter?

Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 16th. The bank reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.62. The bank had revenue of $131.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $133.83 million. Washington Federal had a net margin of 31.31% and a return on equity of 10.22%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.52 EPS. 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, January 16th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Washington Federal.

What price target have analysts set for WAFD?

4 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Washington Federal's stock. Their predictions 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 33.0% 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.

Has Washington Federal been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about WAFD stock have been trending very positive on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Washington Federal earned a coverage optimism score of 3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the bank a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

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)

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 BlackRock Inc. (13.99%), Vanguard Group Inc. (11.37%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.52%), FMR LLC (2.53%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (2.37%) and Brown Advisory Inc. (1.63%). Company insiders that own Washington Federal stock include Anna C Johnson, 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 Deutsche Bank AG, BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Baird Financial Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Washington Federal.

Which institutional investors are buying Washington Federal stock?

WAFD stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Clearbridge Investments LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, FMR LLC, Brown Advisory Inc., Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc., Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. and Hsbc Holdings PLC. 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 $27.06.

How big of a company is Washington Federal?

Washington Federal has a market capitalization of $2.24 billion and generates $651.16 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $203.85 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.40 on an earnings per share basis. Washington Federal employs 1,877 workers across the globe.

What is Washington Federal's official website?

The official website for Washington Federal is

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:  163 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  287 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  450
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 12/10/2018 by Staff

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