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Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD) Stock Could Soon Reward Patient Investors

Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD) is 0.81% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $29.46 and a high of $38.06 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The WAFD stock was last observed hovering at around $33.01 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.64%.

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Currently trading at $33.65, the stock is 8.04% and 7.52% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.26 million and changing 1.94% at the moment leaves the stock 0.67% off its SMA200. WAFD registered 5.85% gain for a year compared to 6-month loss of -5.29%.

The stock witnessed a 9.29% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 8.76%, and is 4.24% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.86% over the week and 2.12% over the month.

Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD) has around 2082 employees, a market worth around $2.21B and $618.00M in sales. Current P/E ratio is 11.04 and Fwd P/E is 9.42. Profit margin for the company is 29.30%. Distance from 52-week low is 14.22% and -11.59% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (24.90%).

Washington Federal Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 10/13/2022.The EPS is expected to grow by 5.80% this year.

Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 65.30M, and float is at 64.31M with Short Float at 4.11%.

Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD) Insider Activity

A total of 2 insider transactions have happened at Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 2 and purchases happening 0 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Beatty Vincent L,the company’sEVP & Chief Financial Officer. SEC filings show that Beatty Vincent L sold 16,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Feb 10 at a price of $35.74 per share for a total of $0.57 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 57074.0 shares.

Washington Federal Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Feb 10 that Bice Shawn (Director) sold a total of 3,812 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Feb 10 and was made at $35.27 per share for $0.13 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 100.0 shares of the WAFD stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Jan 19, KELLEY THOMAS J (Director) disposed off 17,000 shares at an average price of $37.11 for $0.63 million. The insider now directly holds 12,968 shares of Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD).

Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Banc of California Inc. (BANC) that is trading 0.86% up over the past 12 months and Broadway Financial Corporation (BYFC) that is -66.84% lower over the same period. Riverview Bancorp Inc. (RVSB) is 3.14% up on the 1-year trading charts.

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