News stories about First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Financial Northwest earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.6427143250323 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ FFNW) traded up $0.01 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $15.87. The stock had a trading volume of 4,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 29,390. First Financial Northwest has a 1-year low of $14.83 and a 1-year high of $21.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 1.17 and a quick ratio of 1.17. The company has a market cap of $170.69, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.23, a P/E/G ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 0.32.

First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $10.11 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.15 million. First Financial Northwest had a return on equity of 6.45% and a net margin of 18.74%. sell-side analysts predict that First Financial Northwest will post 0.81 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. First Financial Northwest’s payout ratio is presently 32.18%.

A number of research analysts have commented on FFNW shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded First Financial Northwest from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. ValuEngine lowered First Financial Northwest from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st.

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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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