First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) Earning Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds

News stories about First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Financial Northwest earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 44.3776113324027 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ FFNW) traded up $0.15 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $16.31. The stock had a trading volume of 15,551 shares, compared to its average volume of 11,286. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a current ratio of 1.17. First Financial Northwest has a 12-month low of $14.83 and a 12-month high of $21.29. The stock has a market capitalization of $173.91, a P/E ratio of 18.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 0.32.

First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) last issued its quarterly 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). The business had revenue of $10.11 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.15 million. First Financial Northwest had a return on equity of 6.45% and a net margin of 18.74%. research analysts expect that First Financial Northwest will post 0.81 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded First Financial Northwest from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of First Financial Northwest in a report on Friday, December 22nd.

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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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