First Defiance Financial (FDEF) EPS Estimated At $0.87

September 17, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

 First Defiance Financial (FDEF) EPS Estimated At $0.87
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.36, from 1.29 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 9 investors sold First Defiance Financial shares while 37 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 33 raised stakes. 6.16 million shares or 2.41% more from 6.01 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Gsa Prtn Llp holds 11,007 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Loomis Sayles & Com Ltd Partnership owns 216 shares. Systematic Fincl Management Limited Partnership invested 0.02% in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF). Jefferies Limited Liability Corporation, New York-based fund reported 4,003 shares. 12 were accumulated by Barclays Public Ltd Limited Liability Company. D E Shaw & reported 15,440 shares stake. California-based First Quadrant Lp Ca has invested 0% in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF). California-based Blackrock Fund Advsrs has invested 0% in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF). Tiaa Cref Investment Ltd Co owns 0% invested in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) for 31,088 shares. Geode Cap Management Limited Co has 81,755 shares. Moreover, Victory Capital Mgmt has 0% invested in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) for 30,767 shares. Blackrock Advsrs Ltd Com, Delaware-based fund reported 33,853 shares. National Bank & Trust Of America De reported 154,429 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Parametric Port Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF). Aqr Cap Mgmt Ltd Com holds 110,128 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $139,356 activity. Shares for $117,516 were sold by ALLEN GREGORY R. Hileman Donald P. sold $21,840 worth of First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) on Thursday, June 8.

Investors wait First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) to report on October, 16. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $0.87 earnings per share, up $0.09 or 11.54 % from last year’s $0.78 same quarter earnings. This translates into $8.83 million profit for FDEF giving the stock a 14.01 P/E. This is assuming the current $0.87 EPS is accurate. First Defiance Financial’s Wall Street analysts see 6.10 % EPS growth, taking into account the $0.82 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.14 on September 15, reaching $48.77. About 45,317 shares traded or 60.15% up from the average. First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) has risen 33.50% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.80% the S&P500.

First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering First Defiance Financial Corp (NASDAQ:FDEF), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. First Defiance Financial Corp had 9 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Monday, August 29. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Wednesday, July 19. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Monday, June 26. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, July 18 report. Sandler O’Neill initiated the shares of FDEF in report on Wednesday, June 21 with “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 5 by Raymond James.

First Defiance Financial Corp. is a unitary thrift holding firm that focuses on traditional banking and property and casualty, life and group health insurance products. The company has market cap of $495.06 million. The Firm operates through its subsidiaries, First Federal Bank of the Midwest , First Insurance Group of the Midwest, Inc. (First Insurance) and First Defiance Risk Management Inc. (First Defiance Risk Management). It has a 16.52 P/E ratio. First Federal is a federally chartered stock savings bank.

More notable recent First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “First Defiance Financial Corp. and Commercial Bancshares, Inc. Announce …” on August 23, 2016, also Businesswire.com with their article: “First Defiance Financial Corp. to Present at the Raymond James US Bank Conference” published on September 01, 2017, Businesswire.com published: “First Defiance Financial Corp. to Release Second Quarter Earnings on July 17 …” on June 29, 2017. More interesting news about First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “First Defiance Financial Corp. Completes the Acquisition of Commercial …” published on February 27, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “First Defiance Financial Corp’s (FDEF) CEO Don Hileman on Q4 2016 Results …” with publication date: January 24, 2017.

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