First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.87 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages expect First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) to report earnings per share of $0.87 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for First Defiance Financial Corp.’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.87 and the lowest is $0.86. First Defiance Financial Corp. posted earnings of $0.78 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 11.5%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings report on Monday, October 16th.

On average, analysts expect that First Defiance Financial Corp. will report full year earnings of $3.38 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.37 to $3.38. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $3.55 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.50 to $3.59. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow First Defiance Financial Corp..

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 17th. The savings and loans company reported $0.82 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $34.77 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $33.88 million. First Defiance Financial Corp. had a return on equity of 9.71% and a net margin of 20.85%.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on FDEF shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $51.00 target price on shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. in a report on Wednesday, May 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill upgraded First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 19th.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) traded up 0.64% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $51.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 47,502 shares. First Defiance Financial Corp. has a 12-month low of $36.91 and a 12-month high of $56.90. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $52.88 and its 200 day moving average price is $51.41. The company has a market capitalization of $525.21 million, a P/E ratio of 17.48 and a beta of 0.90.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 25th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be issued a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.93%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 16th. First Defiance Financial Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is 33.90%.

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Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. by 19.9% in the first quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 224,081 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $11,094,000 after buying an additional 37,220 shares in the last quarter. Seizert Capital Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. during the first quarter valued at $1,832,000. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. by 32.7% in the first quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 146,112 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $7,234,000 after buying an additional 35,984 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at $1,446,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. by 7.5% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 306,500 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $15,175,000 after buying an additional 21,305 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 62.80% of the company’s stock.

About First Defiance Financial Corp.

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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