First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 16th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 18th will be paid a dividend of 0.30 per share by the savings and loans company on Friday, May 25th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.05%.

Shares of First Defiance Financial stock opened at $58.62 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $585.18, a PE ratio of 16.70 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a current ratio of 1.00 and a quick ratio of 0.99. First Defiance Financial has a 52-week low of $47.01 and a 52-week high of $59.85.

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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 for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.05. First Defiance Financial had a return on equity of 9.59% and a net margin of 21.77%. The firm had revenue of $35.28 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $35.00 million. equities analysts expect that First Defiance Financial will post 4.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other First Defiance Financial news, Director Mark Andrew Robison purchased 1,132 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 6th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $52.83 per share, with a total value of $59,803.56. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,203 shares in the company, valued at approximately $116,384.49. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider John R. Reisner sold 850 shares of First Defiance Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.17, for a total value of $49,444.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 4,729 shares in the company, valued at $275,085.93. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 3,393 shares of company stock valued at $193,263. Corporate insiders own 3.14% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on FDEF shares. BidaskClub upgraded First Defiance Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, March 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered First Defiance Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of First Defiance Financial in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Sandler O’Neill restated a “buy” rating and issued a $64.00 target price on shares of First Defiance Financial in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered First Defiance Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $62.00.

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First Defiance Financial Company Profile

First Defiance Financial Corp. operates as a unitary thrift holding company that provides community-based financial services in northwest Ohio, northeast Indiana, and southeastern Michigan. It offers checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, term certificate accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service; and consumer finance, 1-4 family residential real estate, commercial real estate, construction, consumer, commercial, and home equity and improvement loans.

Dividend History for First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF)

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