Trading Report: Today, Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD) Position Held by Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp

Today, Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD) Position Held by Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp

Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp continued to hold its position in shares of Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 77,835 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Washington Federal were worth $2,077,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC raised its position in Washington Federal by 3.8% in the second quarter. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC now owns 24,036 shares of the company’s stock valued at $583,000 after buying an additional 882 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in Washington Federal by 75.8% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 5,426 shares of the company’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 2,339 shares during the period. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. raised its position in Washington Federal by 4.6% in the third quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 1,332,914 shares of the company’s stock valued at $35,562,000 after buying an additional 59,117 shares during the period. Foundry Partners LLC raised its position in Washington Federal by 3.1% in the third quarter. Foundry Partners LLC now owns 524,361 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,990,000 after buying an additional 15,876 shares during the period. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in Washington Federal by 135.4% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 724,376 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,407,000 after buying an additional 416,600 shares during the period. 83.12% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) traded down 1.21% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $32.60. The company had a trading volume of 441,204 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $2.90 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.31 and a beta of 1.07. Washington Federal Inc. has a 12-month low of $19.10 and a 12-month high of $33.50. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $28.68 and a 200-day moving average of $26.14.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 18th. Investors of record on Friday, November 4th were given a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.70%. Washington Federal’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 31.28%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Washington Federal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th.

In other Washington Federal news, CEO Roy M. Whitehead sold 11,530 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.04, for a total transaction of $311,771.20. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 415,345 shares in the company, valued at $11,230,928.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Roy M. Whitehead sold 17,485 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.19, for a total transaction of $475,417.15. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 397,860 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,817,813.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.58% of the company’s stock.

Washington Federal Company Profile

Washington Federal, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company conducts its operations through a federally-insured national bank subsidiary, Washington Federal, National Association (the Bank). The Company’s principal activities consists of taking deposits from the public and investing these funds in loans of various types, including first lien mortgages on single-family dwellings, construction loans, land acquisition and development loans, loans on multi-family and other income producing properties, home equity loans and business loans.

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