Astoria Financial Corp. Reaches New 12-Month High at $14.47 (AF)
Astoria Financial Corp. (NYSE:AF)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading hours on Tuesday, American Banking News.com reports. The company traded as high as $14.47 and last traded at $14.01, with a volume of 238,162 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $13.78.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on AF shares. Analysts at Guggenheim raised their price target on shares of Astoria Financial Corp. to $15.50 in a research note to investors on Tuesday, January 14th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded shares of Astoria Financial Corp. from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Thursday, January 2nd. They now have a $17.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $13.00. Finally, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Astoria Financial Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note to investors on Tuesday, December 3rd. They now have a $15.10 price target on the stock. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.37.
Astoria Financial Corp. has a 52-week low of $9.22 and a 52-week high of $14.47. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $13.77 and its 200-day moving average is $13.00. The company has a market cap of $1.369 billion and a P/E ratio of 23.36.
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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