Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFDP – Get Rating) saw a significant increase in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 16,300 shares, an increase of 68.0% from the February 13th total of 9,700 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 21,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.8 days.
Washington Federal Trading Down 0.6 %
Washington Federal stock opened at $18.44 on Friday. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $19.48 and a 200 day moving average price of $19.08. Washington Federal has a 52 week low of $17.11 and a 52 week high of $22.40.
Washington Federal Dividend Announcement
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, April 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.3047 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 30th. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.61%.
Washington Federal Company Profile
Washington Federal, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Washington Federal Bank that provides lending, depository, insurance, and other banking services in the United States. The company offers deposit products, including business and personal checking accounts, and term certificates of deposit, as well as money market accounts and passbook savings accounts.
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