Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD).
Baird Financial Group, Inc. reports that it lowered its ownership in Washington Federal stock by 2.7% as reported in a filing on 11/15/2017. Its investment was worth $17,841,000 a decrease of $250,000 according to the filing.
Here are a few institutional investors who have updated their positions. Lsv Asset Management cut its ownership by shedding 7,000 shares a decrease of 1.2% from 06/30/2017 to 09/30/2017. Lsv Asset Management now controls 579,400 shares with a value of $19,496,000. The value of the position overall is up by 0.1%. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp downsized its position by selling 168,817 shares a decrease of 2.2% in the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp claims 7,409,202 shares worth $249,321,000. The total value of its holdings decreased 0.9%.
Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS divested its stake by selling 106 shares a decrease of 0.8%. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now holds 12,947 shares valued at $436,000. The value of the position overall is up by 0.7%.
On October 20 Royal Bank Of Canada kept the stock rating at “Hold” with a current price target of $36.00. October 6 investment analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies kept the company rating at “Hold” targeting a price of $34.00.
September 8 investment analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada held the stock rating at “Hold” projecting a price of $35.00.
The company is down since yesterday’s close of 33.5. The company currently has a P/E ratio of 17.14 and the market value is 2.91B. In the last earnings report the EPS was $1.95 with 87.19M shares currently outstanding.
Short traders are more bearish on shares of the company recently as implied by the rise in short interest. The stock realized a rise in short interest of 0.38% as of the latest report on October 13, 2017. Short interest increased from 2,697,542 to 2,707,687 over that period. With short interest at 2,707,687 and short average daily volume at 318,486, the short-interest ratio is 9.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.03% as of October 13.