First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) Shares Bought by Voya Investment Management LLC

Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) by 10.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 6,622 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after acquiring an additional 616 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.07% of First Defiance Financial Corp. worth $349,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. by 2.9% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 780,534 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $41,119,000 after acquiring an additional 21,947 shares during the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. by 103.9% during the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 25,048 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $1,320,000 after acquiring an additional 12,761 shares during the last quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB lifted its holdings in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 52,900 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $2,787,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. by 14.4% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 403,802 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $21,272,000 after acquiring an additional 50,760 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. by 20.2% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 166,214 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $8,756,000 after acquiring an additional 27,910 shares during the last quarter. 63.31% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) opened at $51.62 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $524.25, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.36 and a beta of 0.94. First Defiance Financial Corp. has a 52-week low of $41.29 and a 52-week high of $56.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 1.00 and a quick ratio of 1.00.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) last issued its earnings results on Monday, October 16th. The savings and loans company reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.87 by $0.05. First Defiance Financial Corp. had a net margin of 21.47% and a return on equity of 9.74%. The company had revenue of $34.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $34.85 million. analysts forecast that First Defiance Financial Corp. will post 3.45 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 10th will be given a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 9th. First Defiance Financial Corp.’s payout ratio is 32.36%.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 target price on shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $61.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub cut shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Sandler O’Neill upgraded shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $57.67.

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First Defiance Financial Corp. Company Profile

First Defiance Financial Corp. is a unitary thrift holding company that focuses on traditional banking and property and casualty, life and group health insurance products. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, First Federal Bank of the Midwest (First Federal or the Bank), First Insurance Group of the Midwest, Inc (First Insurance) and First Defiance Risk Management Inc (First Defiance Risk Management).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF)

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