Motley Fool  Mar 7  Comment 
After a long (but unfruitful) dance with New York Community Bancorp, Astoria Financial has made a new deal to merge with Sterling Bancorp.
Motley Fool  Dec 20  Comment 
New York Community Bancorp is terminating its merger agreement at the end of 2016. How does this affect investors?


Astoria Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association that provides various banking services in the United States. The company offers various deposit accounts, including passbook and statement savings accounts, money market accounts, NOW and demand deposit accounts, liquid certificates of deposits, and certificates of deposit. It also provides a range of loans, which include one-to-four family mortgage loans; multi-family and commercial real estate loans; construction loans for various residential properties and certain commercial real estate properties; and consumer and other loans, including home equity lines of credit, as well as overdraft protection, commercial loans, passbook loans, and student loans. The company, through other subsidiaries, operates as a life insurance agency, and property and casualty insurance broker. As of December 31, 2007, it operated 86 banking offices. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Lake Success, New York.[1]

Company Overview

Astoria Federal’s primary business is attracting retail deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations, principal repayments on loans and securities and borrowings, primarily in different types of loans (mortgage, real estate, etc), mortgage-backed securities, and government issued securities.[2]

Business and Financial Metrics

Loan Portfolio Composition[2]
2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Mortgage Loans $15,683,351 $14,442,077 $13,797,653 $12,676,307 $12,180,804
Consumer and Other Loans $356,821 $430,790 $502,504 $507,288 $430,146


  1. Yahoo! Profile for ASTORIA FINL CORP.
  2. 2.0 2.1 AF 2007 Annual Report  

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