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Washington Federal Stock Price, News & Analysis (NASDAQ:WAFD)

$36.10
+0.34 (+0.95 %)
(As of 10/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$35.57
Now: $36.11
$36.24
50-Day Range
$34.73
MA: $36.58
$38.03
52-Week Range
$24.67
Now: $36.11
$38.26
Volume162,442 shs
Average Volume359,451 shs
Market Capitalization$2.87 billion
P/E Ratio13.83
Dividend Yield2.35%
Beta1.13
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$3.03 per share
Book Value$25.60 per share

Profitability

Net Income$203.85 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,877
Market Cap$2.87 billion
Next Earnings Date1/13/2020 (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 Monday, July 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.21 per share on Friday, August 23rd. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 8th. This is a boost from Washington Federal's previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. View Washington Federal's Dividend History.

How will Washington Federal's stock buyback program work?

Washington Federal declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Thursday, January 25th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically 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) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 15th. The bank reported $0.66 EPS 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 the consensus estimate of $136.20 million. Washington Federal had a net margin of 28.65% and a return on equity of 10.47%. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.62 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 Monday, January 13th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Washington Federal.

What price target have analysts set for WAFD?

1 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Washington Federal's shares. Their predictions range from $34.00 to $34.00. On average, they anticipate Washington Federal's share price to reach $34.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.8%. 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?

News headlines about WAFD stock have trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Washington Federal earned a daily sentiment score of -1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the bank a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Washington Federal.

Are investors shorting Washington Federal?

Washington Federal saw a drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 3,510,000 shares, a drop of 10.2% from the August 30th total of 3,910,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 443,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 7.9 days. Approximately 4.5% of the company's shares 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), Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR), Intel (INTC), Starbucks (SBUX), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), QUALCOMM (QCOM), ConocoPhillips (COP) and Pfizer (PFE).

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 shareholders include Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (2.43%), Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. (0.58%), Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP (0.29%), Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.04%), Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.04%) and Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. (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 Hennessy Advisors Inc., Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Pacer Advisors Inc. and Tradewinds Capital Management LLC. 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 Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Meeder Asset Management Inc., Perkins Coie Trust Co and Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP. 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 $36.11.

How big of a company is Washington Federal?

Washington Federal has a market capitalization of $2.87 billion and generates $733.78 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $203.85 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.61 on an earnings per share basis. Washington Federal employs 1,877 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:  193 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  328 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  521
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 10/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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