Astoria Financial Corp. Hits New 52-Week High at $13.10 (AF)
Astoria Financial Corp. (NYSE:AF)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Tuesday, Analyst Ratings Network reports. The stock traded as high as $13.10 and last traded at $13.04, with a volume of 940,808 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $12.98.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on AF shares. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Astoria Financial Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Tuesday, October 1st. They now have a $13.10 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Astoria Financial Corp. from $10.00 to $13.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday, August 7th. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Thomson Reuters/Verus upgraded shares of Astoria Financial Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note to investors on Monday, August 5th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.01.
Astoria Financial Corp. has a one year low of $8.88 and a one year high of $13.05. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $12.4 and its 200-day moving average is $11.21. The company has a market cap of $1.268 billion and a P/E ratio of 22.38.
Astoria Financial Corp. (NYSE:AF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 17th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.04. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.13 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Astoria Financial Corp. will post $0.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Astoria Financial Corporation is the unitary savings and loan association holding company of Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association (NYSE:AF).
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