You Should Know These Things About First Foundation Inc. (FFWM)

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As of Friday close, First Foundation Inc.’s (NASDAQ:FFWM) stock was down -$1.09, moving down -12.54 percent to $7.60. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,042,660 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$3.98 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,063,975, while in the previous 50 days, it was 674,942.

Since last month, FFWM stock retreated -51.81%. Shares of the company fell to $7.32 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $26.18 was reached on 02/02/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $7.53. Since the beginning of this year, FFWM’s stock price has dropped by -46.96% or -$6.73, and marked a new high 9 times. However, the stock has declined by -70.97% since its 52-week high.

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FFWM stock investors should be aware that First Foundation Inc. (FFWM) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 3 days ago on Mar 15. HAKOPIAN JOHN, the President, FFA of the company, disposed of 29,857 shares for $9.27 on Mar 15. It resulted in a $276,676 divestment by the insider. KAVANAUGH SCOTT F added 2,000 shares at an average price of $9.61 on Mar 14. The insider now owns 104,756 shares following the transaction. On Mar 14, Chief Operating Officer Naghibi Christopher M. bought 155 shares at $9.62 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,490.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, First Foundation Inc. (FFWM) has a P/E ratio of about 3.89. The stock’s beta is 0.98. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.17, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.38, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 6.57 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.11 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.11. On Tuesday February 1 2022, a $0.02 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 0.50, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.50. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 78.80%. Based on annual data, FFWM earned $318.69 million in gross profit and brought in $403.88 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 21.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 10.00%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected First Foundation Inc. to report $0.31 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.35 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 12.90%. The value of shareholders’ equity is $56.35 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at First Foundation Inc.’s (FFWM) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 220.17%, the RSI 9-day stood at 18.51% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current First Foundation Inc. price is down by -34.37% percent or -$3.98. At present, FFWM shares trade -50.55% below its 20-day simple moving average and -57.61% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -48.61% below its SMA50 and -66.30% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 14.33% and Stochastic coefficient D was 16.85%, while ATR was 1.12. Given the Stochastic reading of 3.53% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 19.94%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.97, while the 14-day reading stands at -3.52.

Analyst Ratings

First Foundation Inc. downgraded its rating on First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM) to a Neutral in a note to investors on February 03, 2023. The analysts firm previously had an Overweight rating on the stock.First Foundation Inc. (FFWM) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, FFWM is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate First Foundation Inc. stock as buy, with 2 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $18.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $16.00 – $19.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict First Foundation Inc. (FFWM) will achieve an average price target of $17.60.


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