First Defiance Financial Corp. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.25 (FDEF)

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 23rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 10th will be given a dividend of 0.25 per share by the savings and loans company on Friday, November 17th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 9th.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ FDEF) opened at $51.62 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $524.24, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.36 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.01 and a quick ratio of 1.00. First Defiance Financial Corp. has a 1 year low of $41.29 and a 1 year high of $56.91.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 16th. The savings and loans company reported $0.92 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.87 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $34.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $34.85 million. First Defiance Financial Corp. had a return on equity of 9.51% and a net margin of 21.47%. equities analysts expect that First Defiance Financial Corp. will post 3.45 EPS for the current year.

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FDEF has been the subject of several research reports. Sandler O’Neill raised First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 20th. BidaskClub downgraded First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. ValuEngine cut First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $57.67.

First Defiance Financial Corp. Company Profile

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).

Dividend History for First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF)

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