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First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) Chairman William J. Small sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.95, for a total transaction of $69,875.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 122,180 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,414,931. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at 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) opened at 27.45 on Thursday. First Defiance Financial Corp. has a 52-week low of $22.76 and a 52-week high of $29.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $27.76 and its 200-day moving average is $27.4. The company has a market cap of $259.8 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.95.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 21st. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.06. During the same quarter last 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 declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 20th.

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

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