Washington Federal, Inc. (WAFD) Touches $36.50 Formed H&S; Affiliated Managers Group (AMG)’s Sentiment Is 0.91

Washington Federal, Inc. (WAFD) formed inverse H&S with $38.33 target or 5.00% above today’s $36.50 share price. Washington Federal, Inc. (WAFD) has $3.15B valuation. It closed at $36.5 lastly. It is down 33.59% since January 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.89% the S&P500.

Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., through its affiliates, operates as an asset management firm providing investment management services to mutual funds, institutional clients, and high net worth individuals in the United States. The company has market cap of $11.99 billion. It provides advisory or subadvisory services to mutual funds. It has a 23.43 P/E ratio. These funds are distributed to retail and institutional clients directly and through intermediaries, including independent investment advisors, retirement plan sponsors, broker-dealers, major fund marketplaces, and bank trust departments.

The stock increased 2.26% or $4.76 during the last trading session, reaching $215.76. About 399,447 shares traded or 36.68% up from the average. Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (AMG) has declined 5.60% since January 27, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.30% the S&P500.

Analysts await Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) to report earnings on January, 29. They expect $4.50 earnings per share, up 18.42% or $0.70 from last year’s $3.8 per share. AMG’s profit will be $250.11M for 11.99 P/E if the $4.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.41 actual earnings per share reported by Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 31.96% EPS growth.

Bruni J V & Co Co holds 8.11% of its portfolio in Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. for 224,117 shares. Edgepoint Investment Group Inc. owns 1.92 million shares or 5.44% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Barr E S & Co has 3.08% invested in the company for 152,370 shares. The New York-based Lyrical Asset Management Lp has invested 2.79% in the stock. Sirios Capital Management L P, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 227,770 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.32, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 12 investors sold Washington Federal, Inc. shares while 81 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 71.05 million shares or 2.76% less from 73.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ims holds 0.35% of its portfolio in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) for 16,262 shares. Ing Groep Nv reported 10,869 shares stake. Chicago Equity Ptnrs Lc has 0.02% invested in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Amalgamated Savings Bank has invested 0.01% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 4,117 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Md owns 58,261 shares. Thompson Rubinstein Inv Or invested in 0.75% or 64,207 shares. Services Automobile Association reported 0% stake. Aqr Capital Limited Co invested 0.01% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Cetera Advisors Ltd invested in 43,280 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Kennedy Cap Management reported 0.13% of its portfolio in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Parkside Bancorporation invested 0.02% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Advantus Mngmt owns 11,191 shares. Alliancebernstein L P has 0% invested in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Coldstream Mngmt reported 0.22% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD).

Among 4 analysts covering Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Washington Federal had 12 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) on Friday, July 7 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Friday, October 6. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 24 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $38.0 target in Wednesday, January 17 report. The stock of Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, January 21. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. Piper Jaffray maintained Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) rating on Monday, July 10. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $3400 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of WAFD in report on Wednesday, January 17 with “Hold” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 5 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, September 7 report.