First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) Stock Price Crosses Below Two Hundred Day Moving Average of $16.14

First Financial Northwest, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFNWGet Rating) crossed below its 200-day moving average during trading on Monday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of $16.14 and traded as low as $14.83. First Financial Northwest shares last traded at $14.83, with a volume of 5,332 shares changing hands.

First Financial Northwest Trading Down 5.3 %

The company has a market cap of $134.78 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.41 and a beta of 0.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 0.98. The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $15.31 and a 200 day moving average price of $16.14.

First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNWGet Rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The bank reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $12.79 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.38 million. First Financial Northwest had a return on equity of 7.58% and a net margin of 21.04%. As a group, equities analysts predict that First Financial Northwest, Inc. will post 1.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

First Financial Northwest Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 16th. Investors of record on Friday, September 2nd were paid a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.24%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 1st. First Financial Northwest’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 36.92%.

Insider Activity at First Financial Northwest

In related news, VP Simon Soh sold 18,844 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.31, for a total value of $288,501.64. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 34,813 shares in the company, valued at approximately $532,987.03. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 8.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in FFNW. Greenwich Investment Management Inc. bought a new position in First Financial Northwest in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $2,308,000. Strategic Value Bank Partners LLC grew its holdings in First Financial Northwest by 850.4% in the second quarter. Strategic Value Bank Partners LLC now owns 70,586 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,097,000 after purchasing an additional 63,159 shares during the period. State Street Corp lifted its stake in shares of First Financial Northwest by 20.5% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 28,815 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $448,000 after buying an additional 4,900 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of First Financial Northwest by 1.2% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 347,649 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $5,948,000 after buying an additional 4,255 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Seizert Capital Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of First Financial Northwest by 2.9% in the first quarter. Seizert Capital Partners LLC now owns 60,890 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,042,000 after buying an additional 1,695 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 39.45% of the company’s stock.

First Financial Northwest Company Profile

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First Financial Northwest, Inc operates as the bank holding company for First Financial Northwest Bank that provides commercial banking services in Washington. The company offers a range of deposit products, including noninterest bearing accounts, interest-bearing demand accounts, money market accounts, statement savings accounts, and certificates of deposit.

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