First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) will be releasing its Q3 2019 earnings data after the market closes on Monday, October 21st. Analysts expect First Defiance Financial to post earnings of $0.61 per share for the quarter. Parties that are interested in registering for the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 22nd. The savings and loans company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $39.48 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $39.58 million. First Defiance Financial had a return on equity of 11.64% and a net margin of 27.02%. On average, analysts expect First Defiance Financial to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of FDEF stock traded up $0.04 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $28.10. 599 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 77,543. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. The firm has a market cap of $551.99 million, a P/E ratio of 12.60 and a beta of 0.99. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $27.70 and a two-hundred day moving average of $28.18. First Defiance Financial has a fifty-two week low of $22.78 and a fifty-two week high of $31.30.

In related news, CEO Donald P. Hileman sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.72, for a total value of $26,720.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 71,940 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,922,236.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 2.36% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

FDEF has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded First Defiance Financial from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. ValuEngine downgraded First Defiance Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded First Defiance Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 8th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill raised First Defiance Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.00.

About First Defiance Financial

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, demand deposits, and certificates of deposits, as well as certificate of deposit account registry service; and commercial real estate, commercial, consumer finance, 1-4 family residential real estate, construction, and home equity and improvement loans.

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