As on March 16, 2023, Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD) got off with the flyer as it spiked 0.32% to $31.62. During the day, the stock rose to $32.53 and sunk to $29.97 before settling in for the price of $31.52 at the close. Taking a more long-term approach, WAFD posted a 52-week range of $29.08-$39.17.
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The Financial Sector giants’ yearly sales growth during the last 5-year period was 4.00%. Meanwhile, its Annual Earning per share during the time was 11.80%. Nevertheless, stock’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) this year is 41.70%. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $65.34 million, simultaneously with a float of $64.31 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $2.07 billion. At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average stood at $34.62, while the 200-day Moving Average is $33.64.
Let’s gauge the efficiency of the firm, which has a total of 2132 employees. For the Profitability, stocks operating margin was +40.89 and Pretax Margin of +40.89.
Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD) Ownership Facts and Figures
Another important factor to analyze is how key investors are playing towards the stock of the Banks – Regional industry. Washington Federal Inc.’s current insider ownership accounts for 1.00%, in contrast to 85.70% institutional ownership. According to the most recent insider trade that took place on Mar 13, this organization’s President & CEO bought 1,600 shares at the rate of 30.20, making the entire transaction reach 48,320 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 28,894. Preceding that transaction, on Mar 10, Company’s Director bought 3,500 for 31.10, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 108,850. This particular insider is now the holder of 51,879 in total.
Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD) Earnings and Revenue Records
If we go through the results of last quarter, which was made public on 12/30/2022, the company posted $1.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, besting the agreed prediction (set at $1.09) by $0.07. This company achieved a net margin of +32.21 while generating a return on equity of 10.74. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 0.98 per share during the current fiscal year.
Washington Federal Inc.’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 41.70% and is forecasted to reach 4.60 in the upcoming year. Considering the longer run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 7.00% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 11.80% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.
Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD) Trading Performance Indicators
Let’s observe the current performance indicators for Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD). The Stock has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 1.58. Alongside those numbers, its PE Ratio stands at $8.24, and its Beta score is 0.87. Another valuable indicator worth pondering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 2.76. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 8.84.
In the same vein, WAFD’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months is recorded 3.84, a figure that is expected to reach 1.11 in the next quarter, and analysts are predicting that it will be 4.60 at the market close of one year from today.
Technical Analysis of Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD)
Through scrutinizing the latest numbers posted by the [Washington Federal Inc., WAFD], it can be observed that its last 5-days Average volume of 1.47 million was better the volume of 0.58 million, it posted the year before. During the previous 9 days, stock’s Stochastic %D was recorded 40.21% While, its Average True Range was 1.88.
Raw Stochastic average of Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD) in the period of the previous 100 days is set at 25.16%, which indicates a major fall in contrast to 37.41% during the last 2-weeks. If we go through the volatility metrics of the stock, In the past 14-days, Company’s historic volatility was 37.88% that was higher than 30.63% volatility it exhibited in the past 100-days period.