First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be given a dividend of 0.25 per share by the savings and loans company on Friday, August 25th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 16th.

Shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ FDEF) traded down 4.33% on Tuesday, hitting $50.76. 45,237 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $514.96 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.32 and a beta of 0.90. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $53.33 and a 200 day moving average price of $51.04. First Defiance Financial Corp. has a 12-month low of $35.90 and a 12-month high of $56.90.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 17th. The savings and loans company reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.02. First Defiance Financial Corp. had a return on equity of 9.56% and a net margin of 21.24%. The company had revenue of $34.77 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.88 million. On average, analysts anticipate that First Defiance Financial Corp. will post $3.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Sandler O’Neill assumed coverage on First Defiance Financial Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $56.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $51.00 price objective on shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, May 24th.

In other First Defiance Financial Corp. news, insider Gregory R. Allen sold 2,167 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.23, for a total transaction of $117,516.41. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 3.40% of the company’s stock.

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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