First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) released its earnings results on Monday. The savings and loans company reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.05, reports. First Defiance Financial Corp. had a net margin of 20.85% and a return on equity of 9.35%.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) opened at 53.65 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $544.55 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.12 and a beta of 0.92. First Defiance Financial Corp. has a one year low of $36.91 and a one year high of $56.90. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $50.65 and its 200 day moving average is $51.83.

FDEF has been the topic of several research reports. Sandler O’Neill upgraded shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. ValuEngine lowered shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $51.00 price objective on shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of First Defiance Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. First Defiance Financial Corp. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.50.

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About First Defiance Financial Corp.

First Defiance Financial Corp. is a unitary thrift holding company that focuses on traditional banking and property and casualty, life and group health insurance products. The Company 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 Defiance Risk Management).

Earnings History for First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF)

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