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NASDAQ:WAFD

Washington Federal - WAFD Stock Forecast, Price & News

$35.24
-0.33 (-0.93%)
(As of 08/17/2022 05:18 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$34.92
$35.33
50-Day Range
$29.79
$35.57
52-Week Range
$29.46
$38.06
Volume
345,893 shs
Average Volume
427,517 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.30 billion
P/E Ratio
11.59
Dividend Yield
2.70%
Price Target
$39.00

Washington Federal MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
10.7% Upside
$39.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
4.09% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.34
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.58mentions of Washington Federal in the last 14 days
Based on 5 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
11.18%
From $3.22 to $3.58 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.78 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

358th out of 932 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

42nd out of 89 stocks

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About Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) Stock

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 offers 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, business and consumer loans. In addition, the company offers insurance brokerage services, such as individual and business insurance policies; holds and markets real estate properties; mobile and internet banking services; and debit and credit cards, as well as acts as the trustee. It serves consumers, mid-sized and large businesses, and owners and developers of commercial real estate. As of September 30, 2021, the company had 219 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.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Separately, DA Davidson set a $41.00 target price on shares of Washington Federal in a report on Friday, July 15th.

Washington Federal Trading Up 0.7 %

Shares of WAFD traded up $0.24 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $35.57. 192,453 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 428,041. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89. The firm has a market cap of $2.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.70 and a beta of 0.80. The stock's fifty day moving average price is $31.99 and its 200 day moving average price is $32.77. Washington Federal has a 12-month low of $29.46 and a 12-month high of $38.06.

Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD - Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 13th. The bank reported $0.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $169.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.80 million. Washington Federal had a return on equity of 11.50% and a net margin of 31.21%. The business's revenue was up 19.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.61 EPS. Sell-side analysts forecast that Washington Federal will post 3.22 earnings per share for the current year.

Washington Federal Dividend Announcement

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 19th will be issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 18th. Washington Federal's payout ratio is presently 31.58%.

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WAFD Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/3 Dividend
5/19/2022
Dividend Payable
6/03/2022
Last Earnings
7/13/2022
Today
8/17/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/2 Dividend
8/18/2022
Dividend Payable
9/02/2022
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/13/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
National commercial banks
Sub-Industry
Thrifts & Mortgage Finance
Sector
Finance
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:WAFD
CUSIP
93882410
Employees
2,082
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$39.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$41.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$37.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+10.7%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
1 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$183.62 million
Pretax Margin
39.69%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$652.17 million
Cash Flow
$3.19 per share
Book Value
$29.39 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
64,298,000
Market Cap
$2.30 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.80

Key Executives

  • Mr. Brent J. Beardall CPA (Age 51)
    Pres, CEO & Vice Chairman
    Comp: $2.06M
  • Mr. Vincent L. Beatty (Age 62)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $774.27k
  • Ms. Kim E. Robison (Age 52)
    Exec. VP & COO
    Comp: $774.88k
  • Mr. James A. Endrizzi (Age 49)
    Exec. VP & Chief Commercial Banker
    Comp: $746.69k
  • Ms. Cathy E. Cooper (Age 56)
    Exec. VP, Chief Consumer Banker & Corp. Sec.
    Comp: $776.16k
  • Mr. Cory D. Stewart (Age 50)
    Principal Accounting Officer & Sr. VP
  • 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













WAFD Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Washington Federal stock right now?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Washington Federal in the last year. There are currently 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" WAFD shares.
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What is Washington Federal's stock price forecast for 2022?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Washington Federal's stock. Their WAFD share price forecasts range from $37.00 to $41.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $39.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have WAFD shares performed in 2022?

Washington Federal's stock was trading at $33.38 at the start of the year. Since then, WAFD shares have increased by 6.6% and is now trading at $35.57.
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When is Washington Federal's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 13th 2022.
View our WAFD earnings forecast
.

How were Washington Federal's earnings last quarter?

Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 13th. The bank reported $0.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.12. The bank earned $169.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.80 million. Washington Federal had a net margin of 31.21% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.50%. The company's revenue was up 19.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.61 earnings per share.

How often does Washington Federal pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Washington Federal?

Washington Federal announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 9th. Investors of record on Friday, August 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.24 per share on Friday, September 2nd. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 18th.
Read our dividend analysis for WAFD
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Is Washington Federal a good dividend stock?

Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.72%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 13 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 31.58%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WAFD will have a dividend payout ratio of 26.82% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for WAFD.

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

112 employees have rated Washington Federal Chief Executive Officer Brent Beardall on Glassdoor.com. Brent Beardall has an approval rating of 85% among the company's employees.

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), 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 State Street Corp (4.78%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (1.92%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (1.63%), Northern Trust Corp (1.58%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (1.04%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.98%). Insiders that own company stock include Brent J Beardall, Cory D Stewart, Mark Tabbutt, Michael D Mulholland, Randall H Talbot, Shawn Bice, Thomas J Kelley and Vincent L Beatty.
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How do I buy shares of Washington Federal?

Shares of WAFD stock 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 $35.57.

How much money does Washington Federal make?

Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) has a market capitalization of $2.32 billion and generates $652.17 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $183.62 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.04 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Washington Federal have?

The company employs 2,082 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Washington Federal?

Washington Federal's mailing address is 425 PIKE STREET, SEATTLE WA, 98101. The official website for the company is www.washingtonfederal.com. The bank can be reached via phone at (206) 624-7930, via email at brad.goode@wafd.com, or via fax at 206-626-8520.

This page (NASDAQ:WAFD) was last updated on 8/17/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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