Dividend Growth of Washington Federal, Inc.(WAFD)

Washington Federal(WAFD) is having a Dividend Yield of 1.76% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.55. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.14. Washington Federal has a 5 year average dividend yield of 2.07% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.6. Washington Federal(WAFD) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.3 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.29. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.01. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Washington Federal(WAFD) is at the rate of 16.09% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.89. 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.

Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) rose 0.73% or 0.25 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $34.2 the stock was seen hitting $34.475 as a peak level and $33.95 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $34.4. The daily volume was measured at 493,347 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $35.95 and the 52-week low is $20.44. The company has a market cap of $3,072 million. Shares of Washington Federal, Inc. rose by 3.61% in the last five trading days and 4.86% for the last 4 weeks. Washington Federal, Inc. is up 12.12% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 1.35%.

Currently the company Insiders own 1.28% of Washington Federal, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -8.13% . Institutional Investors own 82.83% of Washington Federal, Inc. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -16.53%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Jan 27, 2017, Roy M Whitehead (Chairman & CEO) sold 27,434 shares at 33.95 per share price.On Nov 14, 2016, Cathy E Cooper (EVP & Retail Banking Manager) sold 3,500 shares at 29.92 per share price.On Nov 14, 2016, Mark Alan Schoonover (Chief Credit Officer) sold 18,500 shares at 29.75 per share price.

Washington Federal, Inc. is a non-diversified unitary savings and loan holding company. The business of Washington Federal consists primarily of attracting savings deposits from the general public and investing these funds in loans secured by first mortgage liens on single-family dwellings, including loans for the construction of such dwellings, and to a significantly lesser extent, on commercial property and multi-family dwellings. It also originates other types of loans for its portfolio and invests in certain United States Government and agency obligations.

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