Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp maintained its stake in Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 77,835 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp owned approximately 0.09% of Washington Federal worth $2,077,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Washington Federal by 2.3% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 616,817 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,970,000 after buying an additional 13,816 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in Washington Federal by 135.4% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 724,376 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,407,000 after buying an additional 416,600 shares during the last quarter. A.R.T. Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Washington Federal during the first quarter worth about $547,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY boosted its position in Washington Federal by 3.7% in the first quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 149,590 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,388,000 after buying an additional 5,330 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Panagora Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in Washington Federal by 28.7% in the first quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 326,047 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,385,000 after buying an additional 72,727 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83.12% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD)

Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) traded down 1.21% on Monday, hitting $32.60. The stock had a trading volume of 441,204 shares. Washington Federal Inc. has a 52 week low of $19.10 and a 52 week high of $33.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.90 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.31 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $28.68 and a 200-day moving average price of $26.14.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 18th. Investors of record on Friday, November 4th were issued a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 2nd. Washington Federal’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 31.28%.

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Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut Washington Federal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 4th.

In related news, CEO Roy M. Whitehead sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.57, for a total transaction of $1,478,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 387,860 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,469,020.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Cathy E. Cooper sold 3,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.92, for a total value of $104,720.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 19,004 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $568,599.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.58% of the company’s stock.

About Washington Federal

Washington Federal, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company conducts its operations through a federally-insured national bank subsidiary, Washington Federal, National Association (the Bank). The Company’s principal activities consists of taking deposits from the public and investing these funds in loans of various types, including first lien mortgages on single-family dwellings, construction loans, land acquisition and development loans, loans on multi-family and other income producing properties, home equity loans and business loans.

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