First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Monday, January 20th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.66 per share for the quarter. Investors interested in registering for the company’s conference call can do so using this link.
First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 21st. The savings and loans company reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $40.73 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $40.15 million. First Defiance Financial had a net margin of 27.21% and a return on equity of 12.03%. On average, analysts expect First Defiance Financial to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $3 EPS for the next fiscal year.
First Defiance Financial stock opened at $30.77 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 1.01 and a quick ratio of 1.00. First Defiance Financial has a fifty-two week low of $25.50 and a fifty-two week high of $32.39. The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $30.65 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $28.99. The firm has a market cap of $612.79 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.80 and a beta of 0.99.
In other news, EVP Timothy K. Harris sold 2,831 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.51, for a total value of $89,204.81. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Donald P. Hileman sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.02, for a total transaction of $30,020.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 4,531 shares of company stock valued at $140,449. Corporate insiders own 2.36% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company. BidaskClub lowered First Defiance Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded First Defiance Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 4th.
First Defiance Financial Company Profile
First Defiance Financial Corp. operates as a unitary thrift holding company that provides community-based financial services in northwest Ohio, northeast Indiana, and southeastern Michigan. It offers checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, term certificate accounts, demand deposits, and certificates of deposits, as well as certificate of deposit account registry service; and commercial real estate, commercial, consumer finance, 1-4 family residential real estate, construction, and home equity and improvement loans.
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