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How to buy First Financial Northwest (FFNW) stock

Learn how to easily invest in First Financial Northwest stock.

First Financial Northwest, Inc
NASDAQ: FFNW - USD
BANKS-REGIONAL
$15.58
-$0.09 (-0.57%)

First Financial Northwest, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. First Financial Northwest shares (FFNW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. First Financial Northwest employs 151 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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First Financial Northwest stock price (NASDAQ: FFNW)

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First Financial Northwest shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$14.54
52-week range$8.45 - $16.18
50-day moving average $14.94
200-day moving average $13.87
Wall St. target price$16.44
PE ratio 16.1546
Dividend yield $0.41 (2.61%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.97

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First Financial Northwest price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.54 from 2021-05-28

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1 month (2021-06-25) -3.07%
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Is First Financial Northwest under- or over-valued?

Valuing First Financial Northwest stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of First Financial Northwest's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

First Financial Northwest's P/E ratio

First Financial Northwest's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, First Financial Northwest shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

First Financial Northwest's PEG ratio

First Financial Northwest's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.96. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into First Financial Northwest's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

First Financial Northwest financials

Revenue TTM $43.9 million
Operating margin TTM 27.42%
Gross profit TTM $43 million
Return on assets TTM 0.68%
Return on equity TTM 6.01%
Profit margin 21.36%
Book value $16.72
Market capitalisation $151.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting First Financial Northwest shares

There are currently 68,424 First Financial Northwest shares held short by investors – that's known as First Financial Northwest's "short interest". This figure is 24.4% up from 54,986 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting First Financial Northwest shares can be evaluated.

First Financial Northwest's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

First Financial Northwest's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of First Financial Northwest shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of First Financial Northwest shares traded daily (recently around 14496.610169492). First Financial Northwest's SIR currently stands at 4.72. In other words for every 100,000 First Financial Northwest shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4720 shares are currently held short.

However First Financial Northwest's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of First Financial Northwest shares, or, against the total number of tradable First Financial Northwest shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case First Financial Northwest's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 First Financial Northwest shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0105% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable First Financial Northwest shares, roughly 11 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against First Financial Northwest.

Find out more about how you can short First Financial Northwest stock.

First Financial Northwest share dividends

43%

Dividend payout ratio: 43.3% of net profits

Recently First Financial Northwest has paid out, on average, around 43.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Financial Northwest shareholders could enjoy a 2.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Financial Northwest's case, that would currently equate to about $0.41 per share.

While First Financial Northwest's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that First Financial Northwest may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

First Financial Northwest's most recent dividend payout was on 17 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

First Financial Northwest share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Financial Northwest's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.4484 up to $16.18. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FFNW.US volatility(beta: 0.57)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while First Financial Northwest's is 0.5664. This would suggest that First Financial Northwest's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

First Financial Northwest overview

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 deposit accounts, statement savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. Its loan products comprise one-to-four family residential loans; multifamily and commercial real estate loans; construction/land loans for the construction of single-family residences, condominiums, townhouses, multifamily properties, and residential developments; business loans; and consumer loans, such as home equity loans and savings account loans. The company also provides online and telephone banking services, as well as ATMs. As of December 31, 2020, it operated six retail branches in King County, five retail branches in Snohomish County, and two retail branches in Pierce County, Washington. First Financial Northwest, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of First Financial Northwest is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 23.976% of First Financial Northwest shares are held by insiders and 41.301% by institutions.
How many people work for First Financial Northwest?
Latest data suggests 151 work at First Financial Northwest.
When does the fiscal year end for First Financial Northwest?
First Financial Northwest's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is First Financial Northwest based?
First Financial Northwest's address is: 201 Wells Avenue South, Renton, WA, United States, 98057
What is First Financial Northwest's ISIN number?
First Financial Northwest's international securities identification number is: US32022K1025
What is First Financial Northwest's CUSIP number?
First Financial Northwest's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 32022K102

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