First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) Analysts See $1.01 EPS

June 14, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.17, from 1.15 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 6 investors sold First Defiance Financial Corp. shares while 34 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 6.55 million shares or 2.06% more from 6.42 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Aqr Cap Mngmt has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Balyasny Asset Mngmt Limited reported 4,200 shares. Loomis Sayles And Limited Partnership, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 72 shares. 16,928 were reported by Salzhauer Michael. Voya Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) for 6,622 shares. Manufacturers Life The reported 433,566 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Mngmt reported 11,874 shares stake. Maltese Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 160,600 shares or 0.63% of its portfolio. State Street Corporation, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 202,871 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors L P holds 0.02% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) for 828,521 shares. Naples Global Advsrs Llc owns 7,671 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Wedge Capital Mgmt L Lp Nc invested in 0.02% or 31,500 shares. 34,929 were accumulated by Indexiq Limited Co. Price T Rowe Assoc Inc Md invested in 0% or 6,146 shares. Geode Capital Mgmt Lc reported 0% in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF).

Since February 1, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $557,785 activity. $49,445 worth of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) was sold by Reisner John R. on Monday, March 12. Shares for $59,808 were bought by Robison Mark Andrew on Tuesday, February 6. Shares for $30,676 were sold by Hileman Donald P. on Monday, April 23. Shares for $124,036 were sold by ALLEN GREGORY R. 350 shares were sold by Hubbard Jean A., worth $19,782 on Friday, March 9.

Analysts expect First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) to report $1.01 EPS on July, 16.They anticipate $0.19 EPS change or 23.17 % from last quarter’s $0.82 EPS. FDEF’s profit would be $10.30M giving it 15.48 P/E if the $1.01 EPS is correct. After having $1.15 EPS previously, First Defiance Financial Corp.’s analysts see -12.17 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $62.54. About 3,484 shares traded. First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) has risen 20.42% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.85% the S&P500.

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

Among 2 analysts covering First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. First Defiance Financial had 4 analyst reports since December 21, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, April 17, the company rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Thursday, December 21. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Monday, February 26. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 23 by Sandler O’Neill.

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 company has market cap of $637.72 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. It has a 16.41 P/E ratio. The firm also offers trust and wealth management services, as well as online banking services.

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