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First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) Chairman William J. Small sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.95, for a total transaction of $69,875.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 122,180 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,414,931. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Separately, analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their price target on shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. from $29.00 to $30.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 23rd.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) traded up 0.11% on Tuesday, hitting $28.02. The stock had a trading volume of 1,555 shares. First Defiance Financial Corp. has a 1-year low of $22.76 and a 1-year high of $29.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $27.82 and a 200-day moving average of $27.42. The company has a market cap of $265.2 million and a P/E ratio of 13.20.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 21st. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.06. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.60 earnings per share. Analysts expect that First Defiance Financial Corp. will post $2.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, August 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.14%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 20th.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) is a unitary thrift holding company.

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