Astoria Financial Corp (AF) Holdings Raised by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) by 0.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 8,555,186 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,844 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 8.41% of Astoria Financial worth $183,937,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Connable Office Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Astoria Financial during the third quarter worth $202,000. Amalgamated Bank increased its position in shares of Astoria Financial by 1.8% during the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 12,680 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $256,000 after acquiring an additional 224 shares in the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp increased its position in shares of Astoria Financial by 4.0% during the second quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 12,762 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $257,000 after acquiring an additional 487 shares in the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its position in shares of Astoria Financial by 0.7% during the second quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 13,385 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $270,000 after acquiring an additional 91 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. increased its position in shares of Astoria Financial by 1.7% during the second quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 14,450 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $291,000 after acquiring an additional 244 shares in the last quarter. 83.63% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Astoria Financial Corp (AF) opened at $21.50 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.19. Astoria Financial Corp has a 12-month low of $14.11 and a 12-month high of $21.90.

Separately, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and set a $25.50 price objective on shares of Astoria Financial in a research report on Sunday, September 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.25.

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Astoria Financial Profile

Astoria 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Astoria Financial (NYSE:AF)

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