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Forbes  Jun 24  Comment 
On 6/26/15, Astoria Financial Corp.'s 6.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series C (NYSE: AF.PRC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.4062, payable on 7/15/15. As a percentage of AF.PRC's recent share price of...
Benzinga  Jun 8  Comment 
Analysts at Guggenheim Securities upgraded Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE: AF) from Neutral to Buy. Astoria Financial shares have dropped 0.81 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has surged 7.25 percent in the same...
Benzinga  Jun 8  Comment 


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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