Astoria Financial Corp Company Profile (NYSE:AF)

About Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)

Astoria Financial Corp logoAstoria Financial Corporation is a unitary savings and loan holding company. The Company's principal business is the operation of its subsidiary, Astoria Bank. Astoria Bank's primary business is attracting retail deposits from the general public and businesses and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations, principal repayments on loans and securities and borrowings, primarily in multi-family and commercial real estate mortgage loans, one- to four-family, or residential, mortgage loans and mortgage-backed securities. Astoria Bank also invests in consumer and other loans, the United States Government, government agency and government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) securities, and other investments permitted by federal banking laws and regulations. Its loan portfolio consists primarily of mortgage loans, and consumer and other loans. The Company's investment activities include securities available-for-sale and securities held-to-maturity.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Savings & Loans
  • Sub-Industry: Thrifts & Mortgage Finance
  • Symbol: NYSE:AF
  • CUSIP: 04626510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.92 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 100,594,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $19.96
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $18.83
  • 52 Week Range: $14.11 - $21.66
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 32.99
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 35.31
  • P/E Growth: 7.79
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $389.11 million
  • Price / Sales: 4.93
  • Book Value: $15.85 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.20
  • Annual Dividend: $0.16
  • Dividend Yield: 0.9%
  • Net Margins: 14.14%
  • Return on Equity: 4.57%
  • Return on Assets: 0.48%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.57%
  • Current Ratio: 1.02%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.02%
  • Average Volume: 1.56 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.78
  • Short Ratio: 1.38

Frequently Asked Questions for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)

What is Astoria Financial Corp's stock symbol?

Astoria Financial Corp trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AF."

How often does Astoria Financial Corp pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Astoria Financial Corp?

Astoria Financial Corp declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 26th. Investors of record on Monday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.04 per share on Monday, May 22nd. This represents a $0.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 4th. View Astoria Financial Corp's Dividend History.

How were Astoria Financial Corp's earnings last quarter?

Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.02. The company earned $91.99 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $93.41 million. Astoria Financial Corp had a net margin of 14.14% and a return on equity of 4.57%. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.16 earnings per share. View Astoria Financial Corp's Earnings History.

When will Astoria Financial Corp make its next earnings announcement?

Astoria Financial Corp is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Astoria Financial Corp.

Where is Astoria Financial Corp's stock going? Where will Astoria Financial Corp's stock price be in 2017?

3 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Astoria Financial Corp's shares. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $25.50. On average, they anticipate Astoria Financial Corp's share price to reach $21.33 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Astoria Financial Corp.

Who are some of Astoria Financial Corp's key competitors?

Who owns Astoria Financial Corp stock?

Astoria Financial Corp's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (0.00%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.00%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%), Wellington Management Group LLP (0.00%), Earnest Partners LLC (2.62%) and Bank of America Corp DE (2.36%). Company insiders that own Astoria Financial Corp stock include Brian T Edwards, Gerard C Keegan, Hugh J Donlon, Patricia M Nazemetz, Robert J Destefano and Stephen J Sipola. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Astoria Financial Corp.

Who sold Astoria Financial Corp stock? Who is selling Astoria Financial Corp stock?

Astoria Financial Corp's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including UBS Group AG, GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC., Earnest Partners LLC, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Gabelli Funds LLC, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo & Company MN and Stifel Financial Corp. Company insiders that have sold Astoria Financial Corp stock in the last year include Brian T Edwards, Gerard C Keegan, Hugh J Donlon, Patricia M Nazemetz, Robert J Destefano and Stephen J Sipola. View Insider Buying and Selling for Astoria Financial Corp.

Who bought Astoria Financial Corp stock? Who is buying Astoria Financial Corp stock?

Astoria Financial Corp's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Wellington Management Group LLP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Victory Capital Management Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and ARP Americas LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Astoria Financial Corp.

How do I buy Astoria Financial Corp stock?

Shares of Astoria Financial Corp can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Astoria Financial Corp stock cost?

One share of Astoria Financial Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $19.07.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 1 Hold Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $21.33 (11.87% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/27/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$25.50LowView Rating Details
3/8/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$23.50HighView Rating Details
12/21/2016FBR & CoDowngradeMarket Perform -> Underperform$15.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2016MacquarieLower Price TargetNeutral$16.00 -> $15.00N/AView Rating Details
12/9/2015Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeUnderperform -> Outperform€6.40 -> €8.00N/AView Rating Details
11/2/2015Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$15.00 -> $16.00N/AView Rating Details
11/2/2015Sandler O'NeillUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
10/6/2015Jefferies Group LLCLower Price TargetHold$18.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
9/28/2015GuggenheimDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)
Earnings by Quarter for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)
Earnings History by Quarter for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/26/2017Q1 2017$0.14$0.12$93.41 million$91.99 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2017Q416$0.15$0.14$95.92 million$96.51 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2016Q316$0.15$0.16$97.00 million$96.41 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q216$0.16$0.16$97.00 million$95.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2016Q116$0.15$0.16$98.00 million$94.65 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2016Q415$0.15$0.16$84.39 million$84.68 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q315$0.16$0.17$98.97 million$97.59 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2015Q215$0.16$0.18$98.40 million$100.49 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2015Q115$0.15$0.17$97.77 million$98.65 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2015Q414$0.16$0.17$98.88 million$97.51 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/15/2014Q314$0.16$0.17$99.82 million$98.37 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2014Q214$0.16$0.20$101.70 million$99.62 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/16/2014Q114$0.15$0.18$101.08 million$101.64 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q413$0.15$0.18$86.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/17/2013Q313$0.14$0.15$86.80 million$86.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/17/2013Q2 2013$0.12$0.16$85.19 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/17/2013Q1 2013$0.13$0.14$84.87 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/23/2013Q4 2012$0.14$0.15$87.22 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/17/2012$0.14$0.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/18/2012$0.13$0.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/18/2012$0.12$0.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2012$0.14$0.12ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/19/2011$0.18$0.12ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2011$0.24$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2011$0.22$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2011$0.21$0.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.55
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.60
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.14$0.14$0.14
Q2 20171$0.13$0.13$0.13
Q3 20171$0.14$0.14$0.14
Q4 20171$0.14$0.14$0.14
Q1 20181$0.14$0.14$0.14
Q2 20181$0.15$0.15$0.15
Q3 20181$0.15$0.15$0.15
Q4 20181$0.16$0.16$0.16
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)
Most Recent Dividend:5/22/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.16
Dividend Yield:0.84%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:25.81% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
31.37% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
29.63% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)

Dividend History by Quarter for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 9.76%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 75.16%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/10/2017Patricia M NazemetzDirectorSell3,000$18.58$55,740.00View SEC Filing  
2/7/2017Robert J DestefanoInsiderSell15,213$18.51$281,592.63View SEC Filing  
1/31/2017Gerard C KeeganVice ChairmanSell71,202$18.84$1,341,445.68View SEC Filing  
1/30/2017Hugh J DonlonEVPSell37,781$18.69$706,126.89View SEC Filing  
1/30/2017Stephen J. SipolaInsiderSell47,568$18.65$887,143.20View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Brian T EdwardsInsiderSell8,204$14.60$119,778.40View SEC Filing  
5/14/2015Robert J DestefanoEVPSell2,500$13.23$33,075.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2015Robert J DestefanoEVPSell5,466$13.26$72,479.16View SEC Filing  
2/20/2015Josie CallariEVPSell5,000$13.00$65,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2015Matthew J GutauskasEVPSell10,358$12.99$134,550.42View SEC Filing  
2/4/2015Brian T EdwardsEVPSell8,015$12.71$101,870.65View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Robert J DestefanoEVPSell30,984$13.09$405,580.56View SEC Filing  
7/29/2014Matthew J GutauskasEVPSell5,500$13.23$72,765.00View SEC Filing  
7/11/2014Matthew J GutauskasEVPSell2,823$13.10$36,981.30View SEC Filing  
4/24/2014Peter Haeffner, Jr.DirectorSell8,170$14.14$115,523.80View SEC Filing  
2/10/2014Alan EgglestonEVPSell9,750$12.76$124,410.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2014Gerard KeeganCOOSell15,200$12.60$191,520.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2014John CorradoDirectorBuy19,700$12.75$251,175.00View SEC Filing  
10/21/2013Peter C Haeffner JrDirectorSell2,500$13.60$34,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2013Peter C Haeffner JrDirectorSell2,500$12.20$30,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/24/2013Gerard C KeeganCOOSell25,031$12.51$313,137.81View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Robert J DestefanoEVPSell4,270$9.77$41,717.90View SEC Filing  
10/22/2012John J CorradoDirectorBuy25,000$9.96$249,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)
Latest Headlines for Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)
DateHeadline logo Brokerages Expect Astoria Financial Corp (AF) Will Post Earnings of $0.14 Per Share - May 15 at 8:16 PM logoAstoria Financial Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : AF-US : May 11, 2017 - May 11 at 3:39 PM logoAstoria Financial Corp (AF) Earning Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Report Finds - May 4 at 3:50 PM logoAstoria Financial Corp. : AF-US: Dividend Analysis : May 08th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 4, 2017 - May 4 at 3:25 PM logoGainey McKenna & Egleston Announces A Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Astoria Financial Corporation (AF) - May 3 at 8:25 PM logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Files Class Action Suit Against Astoria Financial Corporation - May 2 at 6:17 AM logoFavorable Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Astoria Financial Corp (AF) Stock Price - May 1 at 11:40 AM logoAstoria Financial Corp (AF) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.12 - April 28 at 11:00 AM logoAstoria Financial Corp (AF) Upgraded at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods - April 28 at 12:32 AM logoAnalysts' Actions -- Buffalo Wild Wings, Citrix, JPMorgan, PayPal and More - April 27 at 3:40 PM logoAstoria Financial Corp (AF) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.02 EPS - April 27 at 2:48 PM logoAstoria Financial Reveals 25% Retreat In Q1 Earnings - April 27 at 1:35 AM logoAstoria Financial Corp Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.04 (AF) - April 26 at 9:06 PM logoAstoria Financial Corporation Reports 2017 First Quarter Earnings Per Common Share Of $0.12 - April 26 at 8:34 PM logoAstoria Financial posts 1Q profit - April 26 at 7:30 PM logoPositive News Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Astoria Financial Corp (AF) Stock Price - April 25 at 2:31 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Astoria Financial Corp (AF) Will Announce Earnings of $0.14 Per Share - April 25 at 9:07 AM logoAstoria Financial Corp (AF) to Release Earnings on Wednesday - April 24 at 8:10 AM logoAstoria Financial Corp (AF) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.16 - April 21 at 8:59 AM logoAstoria Financial Corp (AF) Earns Daily News Impact Rating of 0.31 - April 17 at 11:34 AM logoAstoria Financial Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : AF-US : April 14, 2017 - April 14 at 11:41 AM logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Astoria Financial Corp (AF) Stock Price - April 13 at 1:30 PM logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces An Investigation Of Astoria Financial Corp - AF - April 12 at 12:05 PM logoETFs with exposure to Astoria Financial Corp. : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 8:23 PM logoFitch Maintains Rating Watch Evolving on Astoria Financial - March 29 at 3:27 PM logoASTORIA FINANCIAL CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhib - March 9 at 8:27 PM logoSterling Bancorp (STL), Astoria Financial (AF) Enter $2.2B Merger Agreement - - March 9 at 3:25 PM logoSterling Bancorp to Acquire Astoria: Will STL Stock Benefit? - March 9 at 3:25 PM logo[$$] Sterling Bancorp Buy to Double Bank Size - March 9 at 3:25 PM logoAstoria Fincl downgraded by Piper Jaffray - March 8 at 8:23 PM logoAstoria Financial Corp.: Strong price momentum but will it sustain? - March 8 at 8:23 PM logoWall Street's M&A Chatter From March 7 - Benzinga - March 8 at 3:23 PM logoAstoria Bank -- Moody's reviews Astoria Financial (senior Baa3) for downgrade - March 8 at 3:23 PM logoRegional bank Sterling Bancorp to buy Astoria for $2.2 billion - March 7 at 3:23 PM logoAstoria Financial sold to Sterling Bancorp - March 7 at 3:23 PM logo8:32 am Astoria Fincl to be acquired by Sterling Bancorp (STL) for approximately $21.92/share in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at roughly $2.2 bln (shares halted) - March 7 at 3:23 PM logoASTORIA FINANCIAL CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits - March 7 at 3:23 PM logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of Astoria Financial Corporation of Commencement of an Investigation Into the Fairness of the Sale of the Company to Sterling Bancorp -- AF - March 7 at 3:23 PM logoAstoria Financial: A Smart Deal for Sterling? - March 7 at 3:23 PM logoDeal or No Deal: Financial ETFs Shrug Off Merger - March 7 at 3:23 PM logoSterling Bancorp's New York State of Mind - March 7 at 3:23 PM logoSterling Bancorp merges with Astoria Financial in $2.2B deal - March 7 at 3:23 PM logoAir France-KLM CFO Says Unit Revenue Trend Helps Profit - February 16 at 3:24 PM logoAstoria Financial Corporation (AF) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 13, 2017 - Nasdaq - February 10 at 3:49 PM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Amgen, Astoria Financial and TCF Financial - Forbes - February 9 at 3:22 PM logoResearch Reports Initiation on Savings & Loans Stocks -- Investors Bancorp, Astoria Financial, BofI - PR Newswire (press release) - February 2 at 3:23 PM



Astoria Financial Corp (AF) Chart for Wednesday, May, 24, 2017

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