First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) will be issuing its Q316 quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 17th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.78 per share and revenue of $20.18 million for the quarter.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) last released its earnings results on Monday, July 18th. The company reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.70 by $0.10. First Defiance Financial Corp. had a net margin of 23.67% and a return on equity of 9.80%. On average, analysts expect First Defiance Financial Corp. to post $3.14 EPS for the current fiscal year and $3.20 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Earnings History for First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF)

Shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) opened at 44.87 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $402.75 million, a P/E ratio of 14.87 and a beta of 0.79. First Defiance Financial Corp. has a 52-week low of $34.80 and a 52-week high of $46.83. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $44.85 and its 200-day moving average is $41.34.

In other First Defiance Financial Corp. news, insider Gregory R. Allen sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.03, for a total value of $43,030.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 16,092 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $692,438.76. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 3.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Panagora Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. by 30.9% in the second quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 25,915 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,007,000 after buying an additional 6,123 shares during the last quarter. Zacks Investment Management increased its stake in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. by 14.6% in the second quarter. Zacks Investment Management now owns 33,895 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,317,000 after buying an additional 4,309 shares during the last quarter. Menta Capital LLC increased its stake in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. by 20.8% in the second quarter. Menta Capital LLC now owns 14,095 shares of the company’s stock valued at $548,000 after buying an additional 2,430 shares during the last quarter. Allianz Asset Management AG increased its stake in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. by 9.8% in the second quarter. Allianz Asset Management AG now owns 56,704 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,203,000 after buying an additional 5,079 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. by 6.4% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 148,897 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,785,000 after buying an additional 8,934 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 64.05% of the company’s stock.

FDEF has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 20th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upped their target price on First Defiance Financial Corp. from $40.00 to $45.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 29th.

First Defiance Financial Corp. Company Profile

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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