Washington Federal Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.21 (-0.66 %)
(As of 07/27/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume1.16 million shs
Average Volume525,767 shs
Market Capitalization$2.30 billion
P/E Ratio14.92
Dividend Yield2.88%
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About Washington Federal

Washington Federal, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Washington Federal Bank, 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. It also provides single-family residential, construction, land acquisition and development, consumer lot, multi-family residential, commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, home equity, and consumer loans. In addition, the company offers insurance brokerage services, such as individual and business insurance policies to customers and general public; holds and markets real estate properties; mobile and internet banking services; debit and credit cards; and acts as trustee. It serves consumers, mid-sized and large businesses, and owners and developers of commercial real estate. As of September 30, 2020, the company had 234 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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Overall MarketRank

2.07 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

312th out of 2,046 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

39th out of 169 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 2.7Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Washington Federal a buy right now?

1 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Washington Federal in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" Washington Federal stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WAFD, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Washington Federal?

Wall Street analysts have given Washington Federal a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Washington Federal wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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When is Washington Federal's next earnings date?

Washington Federal is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 13th 2021.
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How were Washington Federal's earnings last quarter?

Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) posted its earnings results on Monday, July, 12th. The bank reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.10. The bank had revenue of $141.82 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $136.97 million. Washington Federal had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.13% and a net margin of 25.80%. Washington Federal's revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.46 EPS.
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How has Washington Federal's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Washington Federal's stock was trading at $26.07 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WAFD stock has increased by 21.9% and is now trading at $31.79.
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How often does Washington Federal pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Washington Federal?

Washington Federal declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 28th. Investors of record on Friday, May 7th will be given a dividend of $0.23 per share on Friday, May 21st. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 6th.
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Is Washington Federal a good dividend stock?

Washington Federal pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.88%. Washington Federal does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Washington Federal is 46.00%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Washington Federal will have a dividend payout ratio of 36.65% next year. This indicates that Washington Federal will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for WAFD?

1 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Washington Federal's stock. Their forecasts range from $22.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Washington Federal's share price to reach $22.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 30.8%.
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Who are Washington Federal's key executives?

Washington Federal's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Brent J. Beardall CPA, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 50, Pay $782.45k)
  • Mr. Vincent L. Beatty, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 61, Pay $384.96k)
  • Ms. Kim E. Robison, Exec. VP of Operations (Age 51, Pay $379.97k)
  • Mr. Ryan M. Mauer, Exec. VP & Chief Credit Officer (Age 50, Pay $293.08k)
  • Ms. Cathy E. Cooper, Exec. VP, Retail Banking Group Mang. & Corp. Sec. (Age 55, Pay $381.28k)
  • Mr. Cory D. Stewart, Principal Accounting Officer & Sr. VP (Age 49)
  • Jim Motz, Chief Information Officer & Exec. VP
  • Mr. Brad Goode, Chief of Communications, Marketing & Community Relations and Sr. VP
  • Lisa M. King, Sr. VP of HR
  • Mr. Keith D. Taylor, Sr. VP of Corp. Real Estate and Treasurer

What is Brent Beardall's approval rating as Washington Federal's CEO?

112 employees have rated Washington Federal CEO Brent Beardall on Brent Beardall has an approval rating of 85% among Washington Federal's employees.

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 QUALCOMM (QCOM), The Boeing (BA), General Motors (GM), Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), Mondi (MNDI), Pfizer (PFE), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Zynerba Pharmaceuticals (ZYNE), AbbVie (ABBV) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

What is Washington Federal's stock symbol?

Washington Federal trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WAFD."

Who are Washington Federal's major shareholders?

Washington Federal's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (0.02%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%). Company insiders that own Washington Federal stock include Brent J Beardall, Cory D Stewart, Mark Tabbutt, Michael D Mulholland, Randall H Talbot, Thomas J Kelley and Vincent L Beatty.
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Which institutional investors are selling Washington Federal stock?

WAFD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue.
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Which institutional investors are buying Washington Federal stock?

WAFD stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including New Mexico Educational Retirement Board. Company insiders that have bought Washington Federal stock in the last two years include Brent J Beardall, Cory D Stewart, Mark Tabbutt, Randall H Talbot, Thomas J Kelley, and Vincent L Beatty.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Washington Federal's stock price today?

One share of WAFD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $31.79.

How much money does Washington Federal make?

Washington Federal has a market capitalization of $2.30 billion and generates $708.22 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $173.44 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.00 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Washington Federal have?

Washington Federal employs 2,080 workers across the globe.

What is Washington Federal's official website?

The official website for Washington Federal is

Where are Washington Federal's headquarters?

Washington Federal is headquartered at 425 PIKE STREET, SEATTLE WA, 98101.

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]

This page was last updated on 7/27/2021 by Staff
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