Washington Federal, Inc. (WAFD) Reaches $33.85 Formed H&S; Last Week Artesian Resources (ARTNA) Coverage

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Among 2 analysts covering Artesian Resources (NASDAQ:ARTNA), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Artesian Resources had 4 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Friday, August 7. On Wednesday, October 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons to “Underperform”. The rating was upgraded by Hilliard Lyons on Friday, November 6 to “Neutral”. Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, March 2 report. See Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA) latest ratings:

Washington Federal, Inc. (WAFD) formed H&S with $31.82 target or 6.00% below today’s $33.85 share price. Washington Federal, Inc. (WAFD) has $2.86B valuation. The stock increased 1.50% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $33.85. About 317,378 shares traded. Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) has risen 1.56% since June 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.01% the S&P500. Some Historical WAFD News: ; 30/04/2018 – Washington Federal Announces Cash Dividend of 17 Cents Per Share; 30/04/2018 – Washington Federal Announces Cash Div of 17 Cents Per Shr; 02/04/2018 – WASHINGTON FEDERAL ALLOWS ANCHOR BANCORP TO PURSUE ALTERNATIVES; 26/03/2018 – Washington Federal Names Thomas Kelley Vice Chairman; 23/04/2018 – Royal Financial, Inc. Completes Integration of Washington Federal Bank for Savings; 10/04/2018 – WASHINGTON FEDERAL 2Q NET INTEREST MARGIN 3.25%, EST. 3.25%; 02/04/2018 – Washington Federal Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average; 26/03/2018 – WASHINGTON FEDERAL NAMES THOMAS J. KELLEY AS VICE CHAIRMAN; 26/03/2018 – WASHINGTON FEDERAL INC ANNOUNCES BOARD SUCCESSION PLAN UPDATE; 02/04/2018 – WASHINGTON FEDERAL ALLOWS ANCHOR TO TERMINATE WITHOUT FEE

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.06, from 1.01 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 14 investors sold Washington Federal, Inc. shares while 82 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 68.56 million shares or 2.12% less from 70.05 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Pnc Financial Ser, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 11,514 shares. 36,528 were reported by Stevens Management L P. 6,375 are held by Greystone Investment Mgmt Ltd Llc. Lpl Lc invested 0% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Parametrica Mgmt Ltd owns 6,679 shares for 0.29% of their portfolio. Hsbc Holdings Public Ltd Com stated it has 12,668 shares. Clearbridge Llc invested in 760,067 shares. The Oregon-based Cutler Investment Counsel Limited Liability Company has invested 0.11% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Bluecrest Capital Limited reported 22,198 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Zeke Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 7,151 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Intll Group Incorporated Inc holds 0.03% or 225,950 shares in its portfolio. Mason Street Advsrs Lc owns 0.04% invested in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) for 43,377 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board invested in 24,000 shares or 0.03% of the stock. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department stated it has 60,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 62,203 are owned by American Century Companies.

Analysts await Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) to report earnings on July, 17. They expect $0.59 EPS, up 20.41% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.49 per share. WAFD’s profit will be $49.83M for 14.34 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.57 actual EPS reported by Washington Federal, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.51% EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Washington Federal had 17 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, July 10 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, April 11 report. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, April 11 with “Hold”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $3400 target in Monday, July 24 report. As per Wednesday, January 17, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. RBC Capital Markets maintained Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) rating on Wednesday, January 17. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $40.0 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, September 7. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Wednesday, April 11. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Thursday, January 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating by DA Davidson given on Thursday, April 12.

Artesian Resources Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides water, wastewater, and other services on the Delmarva Peninsula. The company has market cap of $359.07 million. The firm distributes and sells water to residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, and utility clients in the states of Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. It has a 25.31 P/E ratio. It also offers water for public and private fire protection to clients in its service territories.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.28, from 1.03 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 6 investors sold Artesian Resources Corporation shares while 26 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 19 raised stakes. 3.52 million shares or 0.86% less from 3.56 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Panagora Asset Mgmt holds 0.01% or 73,244 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can owns 201 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Philadelphia Trust has 22,650 shares. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & owns 0.16% invested in Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA) for 65,013 shares. Pnc Serv Gp Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA). State Street, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 160,927 shares. Earnest Partners Ltd reported 700 shares stake. Moreover, Bridgeway Capital has 0.01% invested in Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA). New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA). Wells Fargo Mn stated it has 0% in Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA). Moreover, Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA) for 333,300 shares. 208,471 are owned by Water Asset Management Ltd Liability. Regions stated it has 770 shares. Invesco invested in 0% or 45,138 shares. Ipswich Inv Management Inc reported 16,332 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings.

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