There are a lot of different signs that an investor can look for to indicate where a bank is going. Top line items like the loan portfolio may be growing at a rapid pace or we could find significant changes in the cost structure growing earnings. Focusing on positive moves, each one has their time and place because, at the end of the day, funds are limited over the short-term.
With this in mind, Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) is a small community bank that appears to be trying to do everything at once. Headquartered in Washington, the bank converted from a mutual holding company in August of 2012 and, since then, management has hit the ground running. In...
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