CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH (NYSE:CMO) Shares Bought by Acadian Asset Management LLC

Finally, Millennium Management LLC acquired a new stake in CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH during the 4th quarter worth $813,000. Institutional investors …

CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH logoAcadian Asset Management LLC grew its position in CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH (NYSE:CMO) by 91.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,455,209 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 694,055 shares during the quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC owned approximately 1.70% of CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH worth $12,152,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in CMO. Granite Investment Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH in the 1st quarter valued at $12,947,000. 361 Capital LLC acquired a new stake in CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH during the 1st quarter worth $2,990,000. Alphasimplex Group LLC acquired a new stake in CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH during the 1st quarter worth $1,712,000. IndexIQ Advisors LLC raised its stake in CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH by 239.1% during the 1st quarter. IndexIQ Advisors LLC now owns 242,640 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,084,000 after acquiring an additional 171,089 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Millennium Management LLC acquired a new stake in CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH during the 4th quarter worth $813,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.41% of the company’s stock.

Separately, TheStreet lowered shares of CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 25th.

NYSE CMO opened at $7.54 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $634.34 million, a PE ratio of 22.45 and a beta of 0.72. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $7.88 and its two-hundred day moving average is $8.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 14.05, a quick ratio of 15.81 and a current ratio of 15.81. CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH has a one year low of $6.58 and a one year high of $9.25.

CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH (NYSE:CMO) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $85.70 million for the quarter. CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH had a negative net margin of 17.19% and a positive return on equity of 5.87%.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 18th. Investors of record on Monday, September 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.37%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 27th.

CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH Profile

Capstead Mortgage Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It invests in a portfolio of residential mortgage pass-through securities primarily consisting of short-duration adjustable-rate mortgage securities issued and guaranteed by government-sponsored enterprises, or by an agency of the federal government.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CAPSTEAD MTG CO/SH (NYSE:CMO)

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ValuEngine Lowers Nordic American Tanker (NYSE:NAT) to Sell

Man Group plc bought a new position in Nordic American Tanker during the second quarter worth $25,000. Chicago Equity Partners LLC bought a …

Nordic American Tanker Ltd logoValuEngine downgraded shares of Nordic American Tanker (NYSE:NAT) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning, ValuEngine reports.

Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. B. Riley set a $5.00 price objective on Nordic American Tanker and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, August 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Nordic American Tanker from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $2.81.

Nordic American Tanker stock opened at $2.05 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $1.89 and a 200-day moving average of $2.09. Nordic American Tanker has a 52 week low of $1.66 and a 52 week high of $3.47. The stock has a market cap of $291.04 million, a P/E ratio of -3.36 and a beta of 0.63. The company has a current ratio of 2.54, a quick ratio of 1.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67.

Nordic American Tanker (NYSE:NAT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 16th. The shipping company reported ($0.11) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.01. Nordic American Tanker had a negative return on equity of 6.26% and a negative net margin of 38.10%. The firm had revenue of $30.65 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $33.65 million. As a group, equities analysts predict that Nordic American Tanker will post -0.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 20th. Investors of record on Friday, August 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.01 per share. This represents a $0.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 29th. Nordic American Tanker’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -6.56%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new position in Nordic American Tanker during the second quarter worth $25,000. Man Group plc bought a new position in Nordic American Tanker during the second quarter worth $25,000. Chicago Equity Partners LLC bought a new position in Nordic American Tanker during the second quarter worth $26,000. GWM Advisors LLC bought a new position in Nordic American Tanker during the second quarter worth $28,000. Finally, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV bought a new position in Nordic American Tanker during the first quarter worth $35,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 24.58% of the company’s stock.

Nordic American Tanker Company Profile

Nordic American Tankers Limited, a tanker company, acquires and charters double-hull tankers in Bermuda and internationally. It operates a fleet of 33 Suezmax crude oil tankers. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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Investor Toolkit: A Look at ERP5 For Man Group plc (LSE:EMG), LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE …

Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) has an ERP5 rank of 5332. The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies.

Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) has an ERP5 rank of 5332. The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. It looks at the stock’s Price to Book ratio, Earnings Yield, ROIC and 5 year average ROIC. The lower the rank, the more undervalued a company is considered to be.

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FCF Yield 5yr Avg

The FCF Yield 5yr Average is calculated by taking the five year average free cash flow of a company, and dividing it by the current enterprise value. Enterprise Value is calculated by taking the market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents. The average FCF of a company is determined by looking at the cash generated by operations of the company. The Free Cash Flow Yield 5 Year Average of Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) is 0.111381.

Technicals & Ratios

The EBITDA Yield is a great way to determine a company’s profitability. This number is calculated by dividing a company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization by the company’s enterprise value. Enterprise Value is calculated by taking the market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents. The EBITDA Yield for Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) is 0.075585.

The Earnings to Price yield of Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) is 0.093108. This is calculated by taking the earnings per share and dividing it by the last closing share price. This is one of the most popular methods investors use to evaluate a company’s financial performance. Earnings Yield is calculated by taking the operating income or earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and dividing it by the Enterprise Value of the company. The Earnings Yield for Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) is 0.045519.

Earnings Yield helps investors measure the return on investment for a given company. Similarly, the Earnings Yield Five Year Average is the five year average operating income or EBIT divided by the current enterprise value. The Earnings Yield Five Year average for Man Group plc is 0.084660.

Q.i. Value

The Q.i. Value of Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) is 36.00000. The Q.i. Value is another helpful tool in determining if a company is undervalued or not. The Q.i. Value is calculated using the following ratios: EBITDA Yield, Earnings Yield, FCF Yield, and Liquidity. The lower the Q.i. value, the more undervalued the company is thought to be.

Quant Scores

The M-Score, conceived by accounting professor Messod Beneish, is a model for detecting whether a company has manipulated their earnings numbers or not. Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) has an M-Score of -1.920625. The M-Score is based on 8 different variables: Days’ sales in receivables index, Gross Margin Index, Asset Quality Index, Sales Growth Index, Depreciation Index, Sales, General and Administrative expenses Index, Leverage Index and Total Accruals to Total Assets. A score higher than -1.78 is an indicator that the company might be manipulating their numbers.

The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company’s value. The VC1 of Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) is 41. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. The VC1 is calculated using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings. Similarly, the Value Composite Two (VC2) is calculated with the same ratios, but adds the Shareholder Yield. The Value Composite Two of Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) is 30.

Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of Man Group plc (LSE:EMG). The name currently has a score of 16.00000. This score is derived from the Gross Margin (Marx) stability and growth over the previous eight years. The Gross Margin score lands on a scale from 1 to 100 where a score of 1 would be considered positive, and a score of 100 would be seen as negative.

At the time of writing, Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) has a Piotroski F-Score of 4. The F-Score may help discover companies with strengthening balance sheets. The score may also be used to spot the weak performers. Joseph Piotroski developed the F-Score which employs nine different variables based on the company financial statement. A single point is assigned to each test that a stock passes. Typically, a stock scoring an 8 or 9 would be seen as strong. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak.

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The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. The ERP5 looks at the Price to Book ratio, Earnings Yield, ROIC and 5 year average ROIC. The ERP5 of LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAMP) is 14135. The lower the ERP5 rank, the more undervalued a company is thought to be.

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Q.i. Value

The Q.i. Value of LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAMP) is 78.00000. The Q.i. Value is another helpful tool in determining if a company is undervalued or not. The Q.i. Value is calculated using the following ratios: EBITDA Yield, Earnings Yield, FCF Yield, and Liquidity. The lower the Q.i. value, the more undervalued the company is thought to be.

The EBITDA Yield is a great way to determine a company’s profitability. This number is calculated by dividing a company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization by the company’s enterprise value. Enterprise Value is calculated by taking the market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents. The EBITDA Yield for LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAMP) is -0.079042.

The Earnings to Price yield of LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAMP) is 0.319662. This is calculated by taking the earnings per share and dividing it by the last closing share price. This is one of the most popular methods investors use to evaluate a company’s financial performance. Earnings Yield is calculated by taking the operating income or earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and dividing it by the Enterprise Value of the company. The Earnings Yield for LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. NYSE:RAMP is -0.088616. Earnings Yield helps investors measure the return on investment for a given company. Similarly, the Earnings Yield Five Year Average is the five year average operating income or EBIT divided by the current enterprise value. The Earnings Yield Five Year average for LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. is 0.010627.

FCF Yield 5yr Avg

The FCF Yield 5yr Average is calculated by taking the five year average free cash flow of a company, and dividing it by the current enterprise value. Enterprise Value is calculated by taking the market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents. The average FCF of a company is determined by looking at the cash generated by operations of the company. The Free Cash Flow Yield 5 Year Average of LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAMP) is 0.035957.

Price to book, Price to cash flow, Price to earnings

The Price to book ratio is the current share price of a company divided by the book value per share. The Price to Book ratio for LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. NYSE:RAMP is 2.433040. A lower price to book ratio indicates that the stock might be undervalued. Similarly, Price to cash flow ratio is another helpful ratio in determining a company’s value. The Price to Cash Flow for LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAMP) is -6.267991. This ratio is calculated by dividing the market value of a company by cash from operating activities. Additionally, the price to earnings ratio is another popular way for analysts and investors to determine a company’s profitability. The price to earnings ratio for LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAMP) is 3.128300. This ratio is found by taking the current share price and dividing by earnings per share.

Value Comp 1 / Value Comp 2

The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company’s value. The VC1 of LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAMP) is 65. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. The VC1 is calculated using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings. Similarly, the Value Composite Two (VC2) is calculated with the same ratios, but adds the Shareholder Yield. The Value Composite Two of LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAMP) is 50.

Volatility 12 m, 6m, 3m

Stock volatility is a percentage that indicates whether a stock is a desirable purchase. Investors look at the Volatility 12m to determine if a company has a low volatility percentage or not over the course of a year. The Volatility 12m of LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAMP) is 36.333100. This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized. The lower the number, a company is thought to have low volatility. The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months. The Volatility 3m of LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAMP) is 41.602900. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. The Volatility 6m is 38.747400.

MF Rank

The MF Rank (aka the Magic Formula) is a formula that pinpoints a valuable company trading at a good price. The formula is calculated by looking at companies that have a high earnings yield as well as a high return on invested capital. The MF Rank of LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAMP) is 15584. A company with a low rank is considered a good company to invest in. The Magic Formula was introduced in a book written by Joel Greenblatt, entitled, “The Little Book that Beats the Market”.

Piotroski F-Score

The Piotroski F-Score is a scoring system between 1-9 that determines a firm’s financial strength. The score helps determine if a company’s stock is valuable or not. The Piotroski F-Score of LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAMP) is 6. A score of nine indicates a high value stock, while a score of one indicates a low value stock. The score is calculated by the return on assets (ROA), Cash flow return on assets (CFROA), change in return of assets, and quality of earnings. It is also calculated by a change in gearing or leverage, liquidity, and change in shares in issue. The score is also determined by change in gross margin and change in asset turnover.

Return on Assets

There are many different tools to determine whether a company is profitable or not. One of the most popular ratios is the “Return on Assets” (aka ROA). This score indicates how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The Return on Assets for LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAMP) is 0.847857. This number is calculated by dividing net income after tax by the company’s total assets. A company that manages their assets well will have a higher return, while a company that manages their assets poorly will have a lower return.

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Otter Tail (NASDAQ:OTTR) Hits New 1-Year High at $54.58

AQR Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Otter Tail by 2.7% during the second quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns …

Otter Tail logoShares of Otter Tail Co. (NASDAQ:OTTR) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $54.58 and last traded at $54.18, with a volume of 509 shares. The stock had previously closed at $53.90.

OTTR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Otter Tail from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 21st. Maxim Group set a $60.00 target price on Otter Tail and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Otter Tail from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 6th.

The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $51.72 and a 200 day moving average price of $51.16. The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. The company has a market cap of $2.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.16, a PEG ratio of 3.47 and a beta of 0.36.

Otter Tail (NASDAQ:OTTR) last announced its earnings results on Monday, August 5th. The utilities provider reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.48 by ($0.09). The business had revenue of $229.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $229.20 million. Otter Tail had a return on equity of 10.78% and a net margin of 8.57%. Otter Tail’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.47 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Otter Tail Co. will post 2.2 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 10th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 15th were issued a dividend of $0.35 per share. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.60%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 14th. Otter Tail’s payout ratio is presently 67.96%.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. AQR Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Otter Tail by 2.7% during the second quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 14,217 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $751,000 after acquiring an additional 377 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Otter Tail by 6.7% during the second quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 6,275 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $331,000 after acquiring an additional 394 shares during the period. Affinity Investment Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Otter Tail by 4.9% during the second quarter. Affinity Investment Advisors LLC now owns 9,065 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $479,000 after acquiring an additional 423 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its stake in shares of Otter Tail by 17.5% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,935 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $155,000 after acquiring an additional 438 shares during the period. Finally, Commonwealth Equity Services LLC lifted its stake in shares of Otter Tail by 4.8% during the second quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 13,354 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $705,000 after acquiring an additional 616 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 44.03% of the company’s stock.

Otter Tail Company Profile (NASDAQ:OTTR)

Otter Tail Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in electric, manufacturing, and plastics businesses in the United States. The company’s Electric segment produces, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota; and operates as a participant in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc markets.

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Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. Acquires New Stake in First Defiance …

Millennium Management LLC increased its stake in shares of First Defiance Financial by 75.3% in the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC …

First Defiance Financial logoLos Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. purchased a new stake in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 9,116 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $260,000.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. acquired a new position in shares of First Defiance Financial in the first quarter valued at approximately $2,897,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of First Defiance Financial by 450.0% in the first quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 71,631 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $2,060,000 after buying an additional 58,607 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC increased its stake in shares of First Defiance Financial by 75.3% in the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 60,500 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $1,483,000 after buying an additional 25,982 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in shares of First Defiance Financial by 9.4% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 256,574 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $7,375,000 after buying an additional 22,125 shares during the period. Finally, Martingale Asset Management L P increased its stake in shares of First Defiance Financial by 14.2% in the first quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 164,422 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $4,727,000 after buying an additional 20,500 shares during the period. 63.99% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other news, CEO Donald P. Hileman sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.72, for a total transaction of $26,720.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 71,940 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,922,236.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 2.36% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

NASDAQ FDEF opened at $28.55 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $544.49 million, a P/E ratio of 12.80 and a beta of 0.99. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $27.19 and a 200 day simple moving average of $28.41. First Defiance Financial has a 12 month low of $22.78 and a 12 month high of $31.77. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35.

First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 22nd. The savings and loans company reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.04. First Defiance Financial had a return on equity of 11.64% and a net margin of 27.02%. The firm had revenue of $39.48 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $39.58 million. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that First Defiance Financial will post 2.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 16th were paid a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 15th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.66%. First Defiance Financial’s payout ratio is 34.08%.

Several analysts recently commented on FDEF shares. Sandler O’Neill upgraded First Defiance Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. BidaskClub cut First Defiance Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised First Defiance Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 23rd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered First Defiance Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.00.

About First Defiance Financial

First Defiance Financial Corp. operates as a unitary thrift holding company that provides community-based financial services in northwest Ohio, northeast Indiana, and southeastern Michigan. It offers checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, term certificate accounts, demand deposits, and certificates of deposits, as well as certificate of deposit account registry service; and commercial real estate, commercial, consumer finance, 1-4 family residential real estate, construction, and home equity and improvement loans.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF)

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