Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its stake in shares of Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) by 5.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 79,873 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,193 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors owned 0.08% of Astoria Financial worth $1,717,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. purchased a new position in shares of Astoria Financial in the third quarter valued at about $4,594,000. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC lifted its position in shares of Astoria Financial by 6.7% in the second quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC now owns 992,500 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $19,999,000 after acquiring an additional 62,300 shares in the last quarter. Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Astoria Financial in the second quarter valued at about $484,000. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Astoria Financial in the second quarter valued at about $399,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its position in shares of Astoria Financial by 0.4% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 71,006 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $1,430,000 after acquiring an additional 310 shares in the last quarter. 83.63% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Astoria Financial Corp (AF) opened at $21.50 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.19, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.96. The company has a market capitalization of $2,190.00, a PE ratio of 37.72 and a beta of 0.55. Astoria Financial Corp has a 52-week low of $14.11 and a 52-week high of $21.90.

Separately, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and issued a $25.50 price objective on shares of Astoria Financial in a research report on Sunday, September 3rd.

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About Astoria Financial

Astoria Financial Corporation is a unitary savings and loan holding company. The Company’s principal business is the operation of its subsidiary, Astoria Bank. Astoria Bank’s primary business is attracting retail deposits from the general public and businesses and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations, principal repayments on loans and securities and borrowings, primarily in multi-family and commercial real estate mortgage loans, one- to four-family, or residential, mortgage loans and mortgage-backed securities.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Astoria Financial (NYSE:AF)

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