Analysts See $0.14 EPS for Astoria Financial Corp (AF)

July 17, 2017 - By Richard Conner

 Analysts See $0.14 EPS for Astoria Financial Corp (AF)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.7 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.38, from 1.32 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 17 investors sold Astoria Financial Corp shares while 36 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 77.83 million shares or 12.05% more from 69.46 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Comml Bank Of Montreal Can has 0% invested in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF). Samlyn Capital Lc holds 1.10 million shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Co has invested 0.45% of its portfolio in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF). Marshall Wace Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 0.03% or 263,244 shares. Clover Lp holds 5.52% in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) or 550,000 shares. Stifel Corp stated it has 52,275 shares. Richard Bernstein Lc invested in 194,539 shares. Pinebridge Invs Limited Partnership has invested 0.07% in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF). Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0% of its portfolio in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) for 28,252 shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems stated it has 0.01% in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF). Vanguard Grp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) for 7.78 million shares. Kennedy Cap Mngmt Inc accumulated 249,762 shares. Qs Ltd Liability holds 63 shares. Invesco Limited holds 0% or 713,691 shares. Algebris Investments (Uk) Llp has 0.41% invested in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) for 139,200 shares.

Since January 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $3.27 million activity. Donlon Hugh J had sold 37,781 shares worth $706,100. $1.34M worth of Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) shares were sold by KEEGAN GERARD C. Sipola Stephen J sold $887,281 worth of stock. Nazemetz Patricia M sold 3,000 shares worth $55,747. Shares for $281,623 were sold by DeStefano Robert J.

Analysts expect Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) to report $0.14 EPS on July, 26.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 12.50 % from last quarter’s $0.16 EPS. AF’s profit would be $14.12M giving it 35.77 P/E if the $0.14 EPS is correct. After having $0.12 EPS previously, Astoria Financial Corp’s analysts see 16.67 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.15% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $20.03. About 340,732 shares traded. Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) has risen 22.95% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.25% the S&P500.

Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Astoria Financial (NYSE:AF), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Astoria Financial had 20 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Neutral” on Monday, October 26. The stock of Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) earned “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Monday, November 2. The stock of Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wood on Tuesday, August 9. The rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Hold” on Friday, October 2. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of AF in report on Friday, August 14 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was upgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Overweight” on Wednesday, December 21. The stock of Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, October 30 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim on Monday, September 28. On Wednesday, December 21 the stock rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Underperform”. The stock of Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) earned “Underperform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, October 30.

Astoria Financial Corporation is a unitary savings and loan holding company. The company has market cap of $2.02 billion. The Company’s principal business is the operation of its subsidiary, Astoria Bank. It has a 34.63 P/E ratio. Astoria Bank’s primary business is attracting retail deposits from the general public and businesses and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations, principal repayments on loans and securities and borrowings, primarily in multi-family and commercial real estate mortgage loans, one- to four-family, or residential, mortgage loans and mortgage-backed securities.

More notable recent Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) news were published by: Gurufocus.com which released: “Brown Trout Management, LLC Buys Panera Bread Co, CR Bard Inc, Astoria …” on July 17, 2017, also Newsday.com with their article: “New York Community Bancorp, Astoria Financial terminate deal” published on December 20, 2016, Streetinsider.com published: “Form 8-K ASTORIA FINANCIAL CORP For: Jul 12” on July 12, 2017. More interesting news about Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Gainey McKenna & Egleston Announces A Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed …” published on May 04, 2017 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Astoria Bank Marks Third Year as Lead Sponsor of July 4th Fireworks at Jones Beach” with publication date: June 07, 2017.

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