Washington Federal, Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 24, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.08 per share scheduled for December 31,
2012. Shareholders who purchased WAFD stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 5th quarter that WAFD has paid the same dividend. At the
current stock price of $16.59, the dividend yield is 1.93%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WAFD was $16.59,
representing a -9.93% decrease from the 52 week high of $18.42 and
a 24.55% increase over the 52 week low of $13.32.
WAFD is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies
such as HSBC Holdings plc (
) and People's United Financial, Inc. (
). WAFD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $1.29. Zacks Investment Research reports WAFD's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -.63%, compared to an
industry average of 8.5%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to WAFD through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WAFD as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Value Portfolio (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXSV with an increase of
14.04% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of WAFD at 0.38%.