Ownership Change: First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF)’s See Remarks John Reisner Purchased 522 Shares of the Company

November 29, 2016 - By Marie Mckinney

Ownership Change: First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF)'s See Remarks John Reisner Purchased 522 Shares of the Company

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The See Remarks of First Defiance Financial Corp, John Reisner, has just purchased – 522 shares of the company he’s managing – coming to an aggregate purchase of $21,552 U.S Dollars (this based on avg. share price of $41.3). And, It’s sure John’s transaction isn’t going to remain hidden as he today is having 1,022 shares – ( 0.01% of First Defiance Financial Corp’s Market Cap ).

First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) Ratings Coverage

Out of 4 analysts covering First Defiance Financial Corp (NASDAQ:FDEF), 0 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 0 are positive. $45 is the highest target while $37 is the lowest. The $39.67 average target is -15.13% below today’s ($46.74) stock price. First Defiance Financial Corp has been the topic of 5 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Mkt Perform” on Monday, October 5. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Monday, August 29 report.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.18, from 1.11 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 8 funds sold all First Defiance Financial shares owned while 36 reduced positions. 11 funds bought stakes while 38 increased positions. They now own 5.71 million shares or 1.34% more from 5.63 million shares in 2016Q1.

First Trust L P reported 13,477 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Us Bank & Trust De has invested 0% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF). Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 25,915 shares. Ladenburg Thalmann Svcs Incorporated, a Florida-based fund reported 51 shares. Balyasny Asset Management Limited Liability Co holds 0% or 6,625 shares in its portfolio. The New York-based New York State Teachers Retirement Systems has invested 0% in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF). Sigma Planning holds 0.06% or 11,143 shares in its portfolio. Aqr Mgmt Limited Liability Corp reported 84,938 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Bancshares Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 20,785 shares in its portfolio. Legal General Group Incorporated Public Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) for 1,657 shares. Piermont Cap Mgmt holds 0.3% or 29,966 shares in its portfolio. State Common Retirement Fund, a New York-based fund reported 9,200 shares. Bridgeway Capital Mngmt Inc has 85,150 shares for 0.05% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Manufacturers Life Ins The has 0.02% invested in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) for 309,316 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Management Ltd Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) for 28,673 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since June 15, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $329,405 net activity. Shares for $3,953 were sold by Beard Brent L. on Tuesday, October 25. Mitzel Barbara A. also sold $219,968 worth of First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) on Friday, July 22. $43,032 worth of First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) was sold by ALLEN GREGORY R. Shares for $42 were sold by Hileman Donald P. The insider SMALL WILLIAM J sold $62,410.

About 17,170 shares traded hands. First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) has risen 14.87% since April 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.61% the S&P500.

First Defiance Financial Corp. is a unitary thrift holding firm that focuses on traditional banking and property and casualty, life and group health insurance products. The company has a market cap of $414.17 million. The Firm operates through its subsidiaries, First Federal Bank of the Midwest (First Federal or the Bank), First Insurance Group of the Midwest, Inc. (First Insurance) and First Defiance Risk Management Inc. It has a 15.15 P/E ratio. First Federal is a federally chartered stock savings bank.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “First Defiance Financial Corp. is a unitary thrift holding company that, through its subsidiaries focuses on traditional banking, mortgage banking, and property and casualty, life and group health insurance products. Their traditional banking activities include originating and servicing residential, commercial, and consumer loans and providing a broad range of depository services.”

Analysts await First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) to report earnings on January, 16. They expect $0.75 earnings per share, up 5.63% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.71 per share. FDEF’s profit will be $6.65M for 15.58 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.78 actual earnings per share reported by First Defiance Financial for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.85% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “First Defiance Financial Corp. and Commercial Bancshares, Inc. Announce ..” on August 23, 2016, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Form 4 FIRST DEFIANCE FINANCIAL For: Nov 09 Filed by: Reisner John R.” published on November 29, 2016, Businesswire.com published: “First Defiance Financial Corp. to Release Third Quarter Earnings on October 17 ..” on September 22, 2016. More interesting news about First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “First Defiance Financial Corp. Announces Election of Thomas A. Reineke to Its ..” published on May 03, 2016 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “First Defiance Financial’s (FDEF) CEO Don Hileman on Q3 2016 Results ..” with publication date: October 18, 2016.

FDEF Company Profile

First Defiance Financial Corp. (First Defiance), incorporated on June 7, 1995, is a unitary thrift holding firm that focuses on traditional banking and property and casualty, life and group health insurance products. The Firm operates through its subsidiaries, First Federal Bank of the Midwest (First Federal or the Bank), First Insurance Group of the Midwest, Inc. (First Insurance) and First Defiance Risk Management Inc. First Federal’s banking activities include originating and servicing residential, commercial, and consumer loans, and providing a range of depository, trust and wealth management services. First Insurance offers property and casualty, and group health and life insurance products. First Defiance Risk Management is an insurance firm subsidiary of the Company.

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