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

$36.57
+0.47 (+1.30 %)
(As of 10/21/2019 02:20 PM ET)
Today's Range
$36.45
Now: $36.57
$36.89
50-Day Range
$34.73
MA: $36.58
$38.03
52-Week Range
$24.67
Now: $36.57
$38.26
Volume7,229 shs
Average Volume359,451 shs
Market Capitalization$2.90 billion
P/E Ratio14.01
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$3.07 per share
Book Value$25.60 per share

Profitability

Net Income$203.85 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,877
Market Cap$2.90 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. Investors of record on Friday, August 9th will be given a dividend of $0.21 per share on Friday, August 23rd. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.30%. 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 has authorized a stock repurchase program on Thursday, January 25th 2018, which permits the company to buyback 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company's board believes its stock is 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 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.01. The bank earned $136.63 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $136.20 million. Washington Federal had a return on equity of 10.47% and a net margin of 28.65%. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $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 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Washington Federal's stock. Their predictions range from $34.00 to $34.00. On average, they expect Washington Federal's stock price to reach $34.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.0%. 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 articles about WAFD stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Washington Federal earned a news impact score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the bank a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Washington Federal.

Are investors shorting Washington Federal?

Washington Federal saw a decline in short interest in September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 3,510,000 shares, a decline of 10.2% from the August 30th total of 3,910,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 443,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.9 days. Approximately 4.5% of the company's stock are sold short. 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 a number of 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%), Brinker Capital Inc. (0.05%), Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.04%) and Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.04%). 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 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 major investors are buying Washington Federal stock?

WAFD stock was bought 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, Strs Ohio 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 $36.57.

How big of a company is Washington Federal?

Washington Federal has a market capitalization of $2.90 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 10/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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