First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Monday, January 22nd. Analysts expect First Defiance Financial to post earnings of $0.89 per share for the quarter.
First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 16th. The savings and loans company reported $0.92 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.87 by $0.05. First Defiance Financial had a net margin of 21.47% and a return on equity of 9.51%. The company had revenue of $34.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $34.85 million. On average, analysts expect First Defiance Financial to post $3 EPS for the current fiscal year and $4 EPS for the next fiscal year.
First Defiance Financial (FDEF) opened at $53.79 on Monday. First Defiance Financial has a fifty-two week low of $46.27 and a fifty-two week high of $56.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.01 and a quick ratio of 1.00. The firm has a market cap of $546.29, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.41 and a beta of 0.93.
In other news, insider Gregory R. Allen sold 1,000 shares of First Defiance Financial stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.55, for a total value of $54,550.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Robert E. Beach sold 4,000 shares of First Defiance Financial stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.67, for a total transaction of $222,680.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 49,692 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,766,353.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 9,074 shares of company stock valued at $496,139 in the last ninety days. 3.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of First Defiance Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of First Defiance Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, December 29th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective on shares of First Defiance Financial in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of First Defiance Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $59.33.
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About First Defiance Financial
First Defiance Financial Corp. is a unitary thrift holding company that focuses on traditional banking and property and casualty, life and group health insurance products. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, First Federal Bank of the Midwest (First Federal or the Bank), First Insurance Group of the Midwest, Inc (First Insurance) and First Defiance Risk Management Inc (First Defiance Risk Management).
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