|Day Low/High||21.44 / 21.89|
|52 Wk Low/High||14.11 / 21.90|
A dozen Northeast community banks could be prime takeout targets for rivals needing more deposits to fund loan growth.
In trading on Wednesday, shares of Astoria Financial Corp. crossed below their last reported book value — defined as common shareholder equity per share — of $13.43, changing hands as low as $13.37 per share.
The 48% increase in Astoria's share price in 2013 may be the real reason for a KBW analyst's optimism.
KBW raises its 2015 EPS estimate for Astoria by 18% and upgrades the stock 'outperform,' on an improved outlook for 2015.
Investors in Astoria Financial Corp. saw new options begin trading this week, for the November 16th expiration.
Investors in Astoria Financial Corp. saw new options begin trading today, for the August 17th expiration.
In trading on Thursday, shares of Astoria Financial Corp. crossed above their 200 day moving average of $9.78, changing hands as high as $9.79 per share.
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Sterne Agee analyst Todd Hagerman highlights six banks 'potentially at risk' when the FDIC begins requiring banks to begin stress testing themselves next year.
The ex-dividend date for Astoria Financial Corporation (NYSE:AF) is tomorrow, May 11, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $9.36 as of 9:30 a.m., the dividend yield is 1.7%.
In its small and mid-cap bank earnings preview, JPMorgan says it's a 'good time to lock in gains in front of a mediocre 1Q11.'
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Prudent investors may want to use this bank stock rally to sell the underperformers and buy stocks that are actually poised to ride the upside.
The ex-dividend date for Astoria Financial Corporation (NYSE:AF) is Monday, February 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $8.55 as of 9:30 a.m., the dividend yield is 6%.
These dividend-paying banks can put some cash in your pocket while you wait for the 'trade of the decade.'
Astoria Financial Corporation (NYSE:AF) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $7.13, below its previous 52-week low of $7.14 with 27,315 shares traded as of 9:37 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.3 million shares over the past 30 days.
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