First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) has received an average broker rating score of 2.67 (Hold) from the three brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. First Defiance Financial’s rating score has improved by 11% in the last 90 days as a result of a number of analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.
Analysts have set a 12 month consensus price objective of $30.75 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.56 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given First Defiance Financial an industry rank of 107 out of 256 based on the ratings given to related companies.
Several brokerages have recently issued reports on FDEF. BidaskClub lowered First Defiance Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 27th. ValuEngine raised First Defiance Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered First Defiance Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 18th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised First Defiance Financial from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $32.00 to $33.00 in a research report on Monday, December 17th.
NASDAQ FDEF opened at $26.35 on Wednesday. First Defiance Financial has a fifty-two week low of $22.78 and a fifty-two week high of $35.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 1.01 and a quick ratio of 1.00. The company has a market capitalization of $526.57 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.06 and a beta of 0.91.
First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 15th. The savings and loans company reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.55. First Defiance Financial had a return on equity of 11.40% and a net margin of 27.15%. The business had revenue of $37.45 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $37.50 million. As a group, research analysts expect that First Defiance Financial will post 2.23 earnings per share for the current year.
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, and certificates of deposit, as well as Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service; and consumer finance, 1-4 family residential real estate, commercial real estate, construction, consumer, commercial, and home equity and improvement loans.
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