NASDAQ:WAFD - Washington Federal Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$33.55 -0.10 (-0.30 %)
(As of 06/20/2018 10:55 AM ET)
Previous Close$33.85
Today's Range$33.55 - $33.85
52-Week Range$29.80 - $37.70
Volume1,261 shs
Average Volume375,071 shs
Market Capitalization$2.80 billion
P/E Ratio17.35
Dividend Yield2.05%
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

Industry National commercial banks
Sub-IndustryThrifts & Mortgage Finance


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.17
Current Ratio1.02
Quick Ratio1.02


Trailing P/E Ratio17.35
Forward P/E Ratio14.22
P/E Growth1.4

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$601.13 million
Price / Sales4.71
Cash Flow$2.4981 per share
Price / Cash13.43
Book Value$23.00 per share
Price / Book1.46


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.94
Net Income$173.53 million
Net Margins30.61%
Return on Equity9.53%
Return on Assets1.24%


Outstanding Shares84,470,000

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 paid a dividend of $0.17 per share on Friday, May 25th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.03%. 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 declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan 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 repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Washington Federal's earnings last quarter?

Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, April, 11th. The bank reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.02. The bank had revenue of $129.89 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $131.87 million. Washington Federal had a return on equity of 9.53% and a net margin of 30.61%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.47 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, July, 16th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Washington Federal.

What price target have analysts set for WAFD?

4 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Washington Federal's shares. Their predictions range from $35.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect Washington Federal's share price to reach $36.25 in the next year. 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?

Media coverage about WAFD stock has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Washington Federal earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.12 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company'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 BlackRock Inc. (12.43%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.65%), Northern Trust Corp (3.51%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (2.22%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.54%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.54%). 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 State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Prudential Financial Inc., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Hennessy Advisors Inc., Northern Trust Corp, Systematic Financial Management LP and Rhumbline Advisers. 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 BlackRock Inc., Dean Investment Associates LLC, LSV Asset Management, Principal Financial Group Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC and Chicago Equity Partners 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 $33.55.

How big of a company is Washington Federal?

Washington Federal has a market capitalization of $2.80 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 (WAFD)

Community Ranking:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  129 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  244 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  373
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 6/20/2018 by Staff

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