First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) announced its earnings results on Monday. The savings and loans company reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.04, Morningstar.com reports. First Defiance Financial had a net margin of 27.21% and a return on equity of 11.51%.
FDEF opened at $27.17 on Tuesday. First Defiance Financial has a 52-week low of $22.78 and a 52-week high of $33.74. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $537.76 million, a P/E ratio of 12.18 and a beta of 0.98. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $27.70.
In related news, insider Donald P. Hileman sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.08, for a total value of $29,080.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 72,960 shares in the company, valued at $2,121,676.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider John R. Reisner sold 1,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.03, for a total value of $45,951.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 365 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,865.95. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 2.36% of the company’s stock.
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First Defiance Financial Company Profile
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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