News stories about First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Financial Northwest earned a daily sentiment score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.6515291629635 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of First Financial Northwest from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. ValuEngine lowered shares of First Financial Northwest from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st.
Shares of First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ FFNW) opened at $16.10 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. First Financial Northwest has a 12-month low of $14.83 and a 12-month high of $21.29. The firm has a market cap of $172.62, a PE ratio of 18.44, a PEG ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 0.33.
First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.05). First Financial Northwest had a net margin of 18.74% and a return on equity of 6.45%. The business had revenue of $10.11 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.15 million. analysts anticipate that First Financial Northwest will post 0.81 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.74%. First Financial Northwest’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 32.18%.
In other news, insider Joseph W. Kiley III sold 15,000 shares of First Financial Northwest stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.04, for a total transaction of $240,600.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 44,250 shares in the company, valued at approximately $709,770. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Gregg H. Deritis sold 4,000 shares of First Financial Northwest stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.03, for a total transaction of $64,120.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 4,000 shares in the company, valued at $64,120. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 19,600 shares of company stock worth $314,362. 7.31% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
First Financial Northwest Company Profile
First Financial Northwest, Inc (First Financial Northwest) is a holding company for First Financial Northwest Bank (the Bank). The Bank primarily serves the greater Puget Sound region of King and to a lesser extent, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap Counties, Washington through its full-service banking office located in Renton, Washington and branch office in Mill Creek, Washington.
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