Dividend Growth of Astoria Financial Corporation(AF)

Astoria Financial Corporation(AF) is having a Dividend Yield of 0.85% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.16. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.04. Astoria Financial Corporation has a 5 year average dividend yield of 1.56% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.16. Astoria Financial Corporation(AF) formally announced its most recent dividend on January 26, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.04. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $0.16. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 0.85%. Astoria Financial Corporation(AF) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.26 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.29. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Astoria Financial Corporation(AF) is at the rate of -6.51% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.14. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Astoria Financial Corporation (NYSE:AF) rose 0.63% or 0.12 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $18.89 the stock was seen hitting $19.06 as a peak level and $18.81 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $19.04. The daily volume was measured at 792,393 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $19.26 and the 52-week low is $14.11. The company has a market cap of $1,927 million. Shares of Astoria Financial Corporation rose by 2.48% in the last five trading days and 2.37% for the last 4 weeks. Astoria Financial Corporation is up 20.69% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 2.31%.

Currently the company Insiders own 9.76% of Astoria Financial Corporation shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -34.86% . Institutional Investors own 75.16% of Astoria Financial Corporation shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -34.86%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 8, 2017, Robert J Destefano (Executive Vice President) sold 15,213 shares at 18.51 per share price.On Feb 1, 2017, Gerard C Keegan (Vice Chairman, Sr EVP & COO) sold 71,202 shares at 18.84 per share price.On Feb 1, 2017, Hugh J Donlon (Sr EVP and CLO) sold 37,781 shares at 18.69 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Astoria Financial Corp was Downgraded by FBR & Co. on Dec 21, 2016 to Underperform, Price Target of the shares are set at $15.Astoria Financial Corp was Upgraded by Piper Jaffray to Overweight on Dec 21, 2016.

Astoria Financial Corp Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 25, 2017. The company reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.02. Analyst had a consensus of $0.16.Analysts expectations of $ 95.97.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.16 EPS.

Astoria Financial Corp. is in the operation of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astoria Federal. In addition to directing, planning and coordinating the business activities of Astoria Federal, the company invests primarily in U.S. Government and federal agency securities, mortgage-backed securities and other securities.


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