NASDAQ:WAFD - Washington Federal Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $29.61 +0.65 (+2.24 %) (As of 01/21/2019 03:44 PM ET)Previous Close$28.96Today's Range$28.82 - $29.7852-Week Range$24.67 - $37.70Volume479,272 shsAverage Volume445,616 shsMarket Capitalization$2.41 billionP/E Ratio12.34Dividend Yield2.43%Beta1.11 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media 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 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, land consumer lot, multi-family residential, commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, home equity, business, 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; and acts as trustee. It serves consumers, mid-sized and large businesses, and owners and developers of commercial real estate. As of September 30, 2018, the company had 235 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 SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:WAFD Previous Symbol CUSIP93882410 Webwww.washingtonfederal.com Phone206-624-7930Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.28 Current Ratio1.03 Quick Ratio1.03Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.34 Forward P/E Ratio11.89 P/E Growth1.7 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$651.16 million Price / Sales3.71 Cash Flow$3.00 per share Price / Cash Flow9.87 Book Value$23.90 per share Price / Book1.24Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.40 Net Income$203.85 million Net Margins30.16% Return on Equity10.31% Return on Assets1.29%Miscellaneous Employees1,877 Outstanding Shares81,500,000Market Cap$2.41 billion OptionableOptionable 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 Thursday, January 17th. Investors of record on Friday, February 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, February 22nd. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.70%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 7th. This is an increase from Washington Federal's previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. 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 stock repurchase plan on Thursday, January 25th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were Washington Federal's earnings last quarter? Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) announced its earnings results on Monday, January, 14th. The bank reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.04. The bank had revenue of $138.16 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $133.33 million. Washington Federal had a net margin of 30.16% and a return on equity of 10.31%. 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, April 10th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Washington Federal. What price target have analysts set for WAFD? 3 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Washington Federal's stock. Their forecasts range from $35.00 to $36.00. On average, they expect Washington Federal's share price to reach $35.3333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 19.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Washington Federal. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Washington Federal? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Washington Federal in the last year. There are currently 3 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? News headlines about WAFD stock have trended very positive on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Washington Federal earned a news impact score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the bank a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. 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), Akbank T.A.S. (AKBTY), BOK Financial (BOKF), Webster Financial (WBS), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), CIT Group (CIT), First Horizon National (FHN), Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP), Sterling Bancorp (STL), Synovus Financial (SNV), MB Financial (MBFI), F.N.B. (FNB), TCF Financial (TCF) and UMB Financial (UMBF). 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 a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. (0.84%), BTIM Corp. (0.38%), Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.14%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.13%), Boston Advisors LLC (0.06%) and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%). 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 major investors are selling Washington Federal stock? WAFD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Advisors LLC, Hennessy Advisors Inc., BTIM Corp., Retirement Systems of Alabama and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. 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.. 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 $29.61. How big of a company is Washington Federal? Washington Federal has a market capitalization of $2.41 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 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: 1.8 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 167 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 298 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 465MarketBeat'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. 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