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Washington Federal, Inc. (WAFD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 24, 2012

Washington Federal, Inc. ( WAFD ) 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 ( HBC ) and People's United Financial, Inc. ( PBCT ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WAFD Dividend History page.

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 ( PXSV ).

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%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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