News stories about First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) have trended positive this week, Alpha One reports. Alpha One, a division of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Defiance Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.34 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news articles about the savings and loans company an impact score of 100 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment’s analysis:

FDEF has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded First Defiance Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 14th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $50.00 target price on First Defiance Financial and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 10th.

First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) traded down 0.42% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $52.27. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 28,366 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $469.65 million, a P/E ratio of 16.39 and a beta of 0.95. First Defiance Financial has a 1-year low of $35.90 and a 1-year high of $54.74. The company’s 50-day moving average is $49.72 and its 200-day moving average is $47.41.

First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 17th. The savings and loans company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.07. First Defiance Financial had a return on equity of 10.04% and a net margin of 23.67%. The business had revenue of $32.19 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $31.79 million. Equities analysts anticipate that First Defiance Financial will post $3.37 EPS for the current year.

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About First Defiance Financial

First Defiance Financial Corp. (First Defiance) 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 Federal is a federally chartered stock savings bank.

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