Sei Investments Co. raised its position in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) by 0.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 13,429 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 14 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Washington Federal were worth $358,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in WAFD. US Bancorp DE raised its stake in Washington Federal by 2.4% in the third quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,971 shares of the company’s stock worth $132,000 after buying an additional 115 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Washington Federal by 77.2% in the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 5,180 shares of the company’s stock worth $126,000 after buying an additional 2,256 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in Washington Federal by 75.8% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 5,426 shares of the company’s stock worth $132,000 after buying an additional 2,339 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Washington Federal during the second quarter worth $134,000. Finally, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC acquired a new stake in Washington Federal during the second quarter worth $136,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 83.48% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD)

Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) traded up 1.49% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $34.05. 444,671 shares of the stock were exchanged. Washington Federal, Inc. has a 52-week low of $19.10 and a 52-week high of $35.95. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $33.96 and a 200 day moving average price of $28.03. The firm has a market cap of $3.03 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.13 and a beta of 1.14.

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Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Washington Federal from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th.

In related news, CEO Roy M. Whitehead sold 11,530 shares of Washington Federal stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.04, for a total value of $311,771.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 415,345 shares in the company, valued at $11,230,928.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Roy M. Whitehead sold 50,000 shares of Washington Federal stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.57, for a total transaction of $1,478,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 387,860 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,469,020.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.28% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About Washington Federal

Washington Federal, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company conducts its operations through a federally-insured national bank subsidiary, Washington Federal, National Association (the Bank). The Company’s principal activities consists of taking deposits from the public and investing these funds in loans of various types, including first lien mortgages on single-family dwellings, construction loans, land acquisition and development loans, loans on multi-family and other income producing properties, home equity loans and business loans.

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