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TMCNet:  First Defiance Financial Has Returned 13.6% Since SmarTrend Recommendation (FDEF)

[January 17, 2013]

First Defiance Financial Has Returned 13.6% Since SmarTrend Recommendation (FDEF)

Jan 17, 2013 (SmarTrend(R) Spotlight via COMTEX) -- SmarTrend identified an Uptrend for First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) on December 20th, 2012 at $17.73. In approximately 4 weeks, First Defiance Financial has returned 13.59% as of today's recent price of $20.14.

Over the past year, First Defiance Financial has traded in a range of $14.51 to $20.75 and is now at $20.14, 39% above that low. The 200-day and 50-day moving averages have moved 0.25% higher and 0.80% higher over the past week, respectively.

First Defiance Financial Corp. is the holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest and First Insurance and Investments, Inc. The Bank offers a broad range of commercial and consumer banking services through its offices located throughout nine northwest Ohio counties. First Insurance and Investments, Inc. provides a variety of insurance services, as well as investment products.

SmarTrend will continue to scan these moving averages and a number of other proprietary indicators for any shifts in the trajectory of First Defiance Financial shares.Log in and add First Defiance Financial (FDEF) to your watchlist today so you can receive a real-time alert when the shares are about to change trend.

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