On Thursday, shares of First Financial Northwest, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFNW) marked $9.87 per share versus a previous $9.74 closing price. With having a 1.33% gain, an insight into the fundamental values of First Financial Northwest, Inc., investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. FFNW showed a fall of -33.94% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $7.90 – $15.66 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of -24.10% in the period of the last 200 days.
Janney equity researchers changed the status of First Financial Northwest, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFNW) shares from “Neutral” to a “Buy” rating in the report published on July 18th, 2019. Other analysts, including FIG Partners, also published their reports on FFNW shares. FIG Partners repeated the rating from the previous report, marking FFNW under “Outperform” rating, in the report published on February 12th, 2018. Additionally, FFNW shares got another “Hold” rating from Sandler O’Neill.
The present dividend yield for FFNW owners is set at 0.04, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period. However, in order for the company to be able to pay its dividends, just like it is the case with First Financial Northwest, Inc., the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 23.73. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording -0.70%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.
In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of First Financial Northwest, Inc. (FFNW) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of 6.50% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.
Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while FFNW is currently recording an average of 20.02K in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 7.00%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 7.17%with -2.85% of loss in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $12.00, indicating growth from the present price of $9.87, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in FFNW or pass.
First Financial Northwest, Inc. (FFNW) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Financial sector. If you wish to compare FFNW shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of 9.79 for First Financial Northwest, Inc., while the value 16.10 can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value 1.01 is supported by the yearly EPS growth of -28.00%.
Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 1.20%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts 44.60% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in FFNW Shares?
It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in FFNW in the recent period. That is how Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now has an increase position in FFNW by 0.00% in the first quarter, owning 888643 shares of FFNW stocks, with the value of $8.73 million after the purchase of an additional 0 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, BlackRock Fund Advisors also increased their stake in FFNW shares changed 1.12% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 668325 shares of company, all valued at $6.56 million after the acquisition of additional 7,387 shares during the last quarter.
M3F, Inc. acquired a new position in First Financial Northwest, Inc. during the first quarter, with the value of $1.19 million, and Geode Capital Management LLC increased their stake in the company’s shares by 5.59% in the first quarter, now owning 5,250 shares valued at $973191 after the acquisition of the additional 99103 shares during the last quarter. At the present, 44.60% of FFNW shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.