First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) Hit 1-Year High on Jun, 29 at $64.59

June 29, 2018 - By Joshua Cleveland

During 2018 Q1 the big money sentiment decreased to 0.98. That’s change of 0.17, from 2017Q4’s 1.15. 6 investors sold all, 34 reduced holdings as First Defiance Financial Corp. ratio dived. 32 increased holdings while 7 funds took holdings. Funds hold 6.55 million shares thus 2.06% more from 2017Q4’s 6.42 million shares.
Franklin Resource owns 100,800 shs. Vanguard Gru reported 0% stake. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv Corporation accumulated 11,874 shs. Fifth Third Bancorporation invested 0% in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). California State Teachers Retirement holds 15,106 shs or 0% of its capital. Morgan Stanley reported 0% in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Salzhauer Michael stated it has 16,928 shs. Moreover, Swiss Bankshares has 0% invested in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Smithfield Tru invested in 4,023 shs. State Street holds 202,871 shs. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested 0% in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Virtu Limited Co has 4,888 shs. Prudential Financial owns 0.01% invested in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) for 109,483 shs. Parametric Portfolio Associate Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 34,880 shs. Great West Life Assurance Can invested in 0% or 1,158 shs.

First Defiance Financial Corp. had 8 selling transactions and 2 insider purchases since February 1, 2018. This’s net activity of $557,785. Beach Robert E sold $378,189 worth of stock. The insider Hileman Donald P. sold 250 shs worth $15,729. ALLEN GREGORY R also sold $124,036 worth of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) shs. Reisner John R. sold $49,445 worth of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) or 850 shs on Monday, March 12. Hubbard Jean A. sold $19,782 worth of stock or 350 shs.

Today yearly high was reached by First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) with $67.17 target or 4.00 % above today’s $64.59 share price. It was published on Jun, 29 according to First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) has $658.62 million market cap. The valuation of NASDAQ:FDEF can change by $26.34 million if our $67.17 target is reached.

FDEF touched $64.59 during the last trading session after $0.62 change.Currently First Defiance Financial Corp. is uptrending after 20.42% change in last June 29, 2017. FDEF has 3,624 shares volume. The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 7.85%.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF)’s earnings report is anticipated on July, 16., as reported by Faxor. Analysts predict $1.01 earnings per share, which is $0.19 up or 23.17 % from 2017’s $0.82 earnings per share. FDEF’s profit could hit $10.30M if the current earnings per share of $1.01 is accurate. -12.17 % negative EPS growth is what Wall Street’s forecasts after $1.15 reported EPS last quarter.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) Ratings Coverage

In total 2 analysts cover First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF). “Buy” rating has 1, “Sell” are 0, while 1 are “Hold”. 50% are bullish. With $6700 highest and $61.0 lowest price target First Defiance Financial has $64 average price target or -0.91% below the current ($64.59) price. 3 are the (NASDAQ:FDEF)’s analyst reports since January 23, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. In Tuesday, January 23 report Sandler O’Neill maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. In Monday, February 26 report Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $61.0 target. On Tuesday, April 17 Sandler O’Neill maintained First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) rating. Sandler O’Neill has “Buy” rating and $6700 target.

Another two news for First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) were recently brought out by: on June 22, 2018 with title “First Defiance Financial (FDEF) Reports 2-for-1 Share Splut”. The other‘s article was titled “Report: Developing Opportunities within Mercantile Bank, Kindred Healthcare, Ocular Therapeutix, Roper …” and brought out on June 22, 2018.

First Defiance Financial Corp. operates a unitary thrift holding firm that provides communities based financial services in northwest Ohio, northeast Indiana, and southeastern Michigan.The firm is worth $658.62 million. It offers checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, term certificate accounts, and certificates of deposit; and commercial real estate, commercial, consumer finance, 1-4 family residential real estate, construction, and home equity and improvement loans.The P/E ratio is 16.94. The firm also offers trust and wealth management services, as well as online banking services.

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