What is First Foundation Inc (FFWM) Stock Return on Shareholders’ Capital?

With 0.6 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.85 shares. During the session, the Banks – Regional company that operates in wider Financial sector, reached to the highest price of $8.35 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $7.93. The 52-week range on FFWM shows that it touched its highest point at $16.20 and its lowest point at $3.69 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $11.30. With its current market cap of 468.45 million, FFWM has annualized dividend of $0.04 (0.48%) while the current yield stands at 0.04 (0.48%). Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.27.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of FFWM was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -6.95%, but this was down by -13.18% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 63.71% while six-month performance rose 15.12%. The stock lost -47.99% in the past year, while it has lost -14.26% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for FFWM yields -3.53 with Next year EPS estimates of 1.04. For the next quarter, that number is 0.01. This implies an EPS growth rate of -10.72% for this year and 264.02% for next year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 56.47 million FFWM shares are outstanding with a float of 51.49 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 31, 2024, short shares totaled 4.25 million, which was 7.53% higher than short shares on Dec 29, 2023. In addition to Mr. Scott Farris Kavanaugh as the firm’s CEO, President & Vice Chairman, Mr. Christopher M. Naghibi Esq. serves as its Executive VP & COO.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for FFWM since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With FFWM analysts setting a high price target of $13.00 and a low target of $10.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $11.30. Based on these targets, FFWM could surge 56.63% to reach the target high and rise by 20.48% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 36.14% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded FFWM stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 28 while that of sell transactions has risen to 19 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 79,942 while 200,549 shares were sold.