Dividend Alert: Nov 18, 2016 will mean $0.22 dividends for First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) shareholders.

Dividend Alert: Nov 18, 2016 will mean $0.22 dividends for First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) shareholders.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) is expected to pay $0.22 on Nov 18, 2016. The indicated annual dividend is $0.88. Shareholders owning the stock before Nov 8, 2016 will be eligible to receive the payout. Based on First Defiance Financial Corp.’s current price of $38.70, the dividend is 0.57%. This dividend’s record date is Nov 11, 2016 and the announcement date is Oct 18, 2016. The stock decreased 1.15% or $0.45 on November 4, hitting $38.7. First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) has risen 1.71% since April 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.25% the S&P500.

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 a market cap of $342.90 million. The Firm 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. It has a 12.54 P/E ratio. First Federal is a federally chartered stock savings bank.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.36, from 0.75 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 8 funds sold all First Defiance Financial shares owned while 36 reduced positions. 11 funds bought stakes while 38 increased positions. They now own 5.71 million shares or 1.34% more from 5.63 million shares in 2016Q1.
New York State Common Retirement Fund has 0% invested in the company for 9,200 shares. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada accumulated 0% or 55,021 shares. Martingale Asset Management Limited Partnership holds 38,827 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Strs Ohio owns 16,900 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Blackrock Advsr Lc last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Envestnet Asset accumulated 0% or 1,188 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 800 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Blackrock Fund Advsr accumulated 232,496 shares or 0% of the stock. Boston Ltd Com has 0.1% invested in the company for 105,096 shares. Nordea Invest Ab has invested 0% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF). Zacks Invest Management, a Illinois-based fund reported 33,895 shares. Invesco has 0% invested in the company for 55,874 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr accumulated 67,712 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Citigroup holds 0% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) for 1,870 shares. Blackrock Incorporated has invested 0% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF).

Insider Transactions: Since May 12, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $456,803 net activity. 5,275 shares were sold by Mitzel Barbara A., worth $219,968. $43,032 worth of First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) was sold by ALLEN GREGORY R. SMALL WILLIAM J sold $62,410 worth of stock. Beard Brent L. had sold 95 shares worth $3,953 on Tuesday, October 25. 1 First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) shares with value of $42 were sold by Hileman Donald P..

First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) Ratings Coverage

Out of 4 analysts covering First Defiance Financial Corp (NASDAQ:FDEF), 0 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 0 are positive. First Defiance Financial Corp has been the topic of 5 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, August 29 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by Raymond James given on Monday, October 5.

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 Reuters.com with their article: “BRIEF-First Defiance Financial Q3 revenue $885000 vs. $866000” published on October 17, 2016, Businesswire.com published: “First Defiance Financial Corp. Announces Election of Thomas A. Reineke to Its …” on May 03, 2016. More interesting news about First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “First Defiance Financial Corp. to Release Third Quarter Earnings on October 17 …” published on September 22, 2016 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “First Defiance Financial’s (FDEF) CEO Don Hileman on Q3 2016 Results …” with publication date: October 18, 2016.

FDEF Company Profile

First Defiance Financial Corp. (First Defiance), incorporated on June 7, 1995, is a unitary thrift holding firm that focuses on traditional banking and property and casualty, life and group health insurance products. The Firm 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 Federal’s banking activities include originating and servicing residential, commercial, and consumer loans, and providing a range of depository, trust and wealth management services. First Insurance offers property and casualty, and group health and life insurance products. First Defiance Risk Management is an insurance firm subsidiary of the Company.

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