Washington Federal

WAFD-Q

NASDAQ:WAFD

22.20
0.44 (1.94%)
Washington Federal is a Washington Corporation headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The Company is a bank holding company that conducts its operations through a federally insured national bank subsidiary, Washington Federal, National Association.
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Analysis and Opinions about WAFD-Q

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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 14, 2018

(A Top Pick March 16/17, Up 11%) Enjoyed 7.4% loan growth in 2017. A steady eddy with room to grow driven by margin expansion (high interest rates) and loan growth due to robust U.S. economy.

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(A Top Pick March 16/17, Up 11%) Enjoyed 7.4% loan growth in 2017. A steady eddy with room to grow driven by margin expansion (high interest rates) and loan growth due to robust U.S. economy.

HOLD
HOLD
June 21, 2017

A western based bank. They bought a large chunk of branches from Bank of America (BAC-N) 3 or 4 years ago. A well-run bank. As the yield curve starts to steepen they will start to make more money. They’ll also be the beneficiary of a looser regulatory environment.

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A western based bank. They bought a large chunk of branches from Bank of America (BAC-N) 3 or 4 years ago. A well-run bank. As the yield curve starts to steepen they will start to make more money. They’ll also be the beneficiary of a looser regulatory environment.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 16, 2017

A regional bank in 8 states with 240 branches. They almost doubled their size a number of years ago when they bought a group of Bank of America’s (BAC-N) branches. Regional banks are going to benefit dramatically from easing of regulations. Regulation has been a really big, big problem for financial institutions. The big banks get all the air time, but the small banks, on the basis of dollars spent, are spending a ton of money trying to satisfy compliance and regulatory requirements, and a lot of that is going to go away. That will go straight to the bottom line. Also, loan growth will be a lot healthier in an improving economy and an increasingly steep yield curve, which will increase net interest margins, allowing them to make money on the interest spread. Dividend yield of 1.8%. (Analysts’ price target is $34.)

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A regional bank in 8 states with 240 branches. They almost doubled their size a number of years ago when they bought a group of Bank of America’s (BAC-N) branches. Regional banks are going to benefit dramatically from easing of regulations. Regulation has been a really big, big problem for financial institutions. The big banks get all the air time, but the small banks, on the basis of dollars spent, are spending a ton of money trying to satisfy compliance and regulatory requirements, and a lot of that is going to go away. That will go straight to the bottom line. Also, loan growth will be a lot healthier in an improving economy and an increasingly steep yield curve, which will increase net interest margins, allowing them to make money on the interest spread. Dividend yield of 1.8%. (Analysts’ price target is $34.)

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 15, 2015

(A Top Pick Jan 29/14. Down 8.04%.) Bought about 50 branches from Bank of America and have done well with them. Loan growth and deposits have been good. Until we start to see interest rates rise, none of the banks are going to get any traction. He is content to continue holding.

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(A Top Pick Jan 29/14. Down 8.04%.) Bought about 50 branches from Bank of America and have done well with them. Loan growth and deposits have been good. Until we start to see interest rates rise, none of the banks are going to get any traction. He is content to continue holding.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 29, 2014

These banks are in a number of the West Coast states such as Washington, Oregon, New Mexico and Nevada. Just completed the purchase of 74 of Bank of America’s (BAC-N) operations which will bring them to 250 branches. If the yield curve starts to steepen and we see a stronger economy and stronger loan growth, you are going to get a net interest margin benefit, which is good for regional banks.

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These banks are in a number of the West Coast states such as Washington, Oregon, New Mexico and Nevada. Just completed the purchase of 74 of Bank of America’s (BAC-N) operations which will bring them to 250 branches. If the yield curve starts to steepen and we see a stronger economy and stronger loan growth, you are going to get a net interest margin benefit, which is good for regional banks.

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Washington Federal(WAFD-Q) Rating

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Washington Federal(WAFD-Q) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Washington Federal stock symbol?

Washington Federal is a American stock, trading under the symbol WAFD-Q on the NASDAQ (WAFD). It is usually referred to as NASDAQ:WAFD or WAFD-Q

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Washington Federal was recommended as a Top Pick by Gordon Reid on 2018-03-14. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Washington Federal.

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What is Washington Federal stock price?

On 2020-09-18, Washington Federal (WAFD-Q) stock closed at a price of $22.2.