First Defiance Financial (FDEF) Director Mark Andrew Robison Buys 1,132 Shares

First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) Director Mark Andrew Robison acquired 1,132 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 6th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $52.83 per share, for a total transaction of $59,803.56. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,203 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $116,384.49. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Mark Andrew Robison also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, February 1st, Mark Andrew Robison acquired 1,071 shares of First Defiance Financial stock. The shares were bought at an average cost of $55.70 per share, for a total transaction of $59,654.70.

First Defiance Financial (FDEF) traded up $0.34 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $53.34. 11,341 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 24,440. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.01 and a quick ratio of 1.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $541.71, a PE ratio of 16.67 and a beta of 0.92. First Defiance Financial has a 1 year low of $46.71 and a 1 year high of $56.91.

First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) last posted its earnings results on Monday, January 22nd. The savings and loans company reported $0.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $35.28 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.00 million. First Defiance Financial had a net margin of 21.77% and a return on equity of 9.67%. analysts expect that First Defiance Financial will post 4.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 23rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 6th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 5th. This is a boost from First Defiance Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.25%. First Defiance Financial’s payout ratio is 31.25%.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the stock. Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price objective on shares of First Defiance Financial in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. BidaskClub raised shares of First Defiance Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of First Defiance Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on shares of First Defiance Financial in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of First Defiance Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $61.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $61.33.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in First Defiance Financial in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $119,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in First Defiance Financial in the third quarter valued at approximately $226,000. OxFORD Asset Management LLP acquired a new stake in First Defiance Financial in the third quarter valued at approximately $273,000. Cigna Investments Inc. New acquired a new stake in First Defiance Financial in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $285,000. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in First Defiance Financial in the third quarter valued at approximately $301,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 64.74% of the company’s stock.

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About First Defiance Financial

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).

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