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TMCNet:  Shares of FDEF Up 22.4% Since Uptrend Call on Shares

[February 21, 2013]

Shares of FDEF Up 22.4% Since Uptrend Call on Shares

Feb 21, 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 2 months, First Defiance Financial has returned 22.45% as of today's recent price of $21.71.

In the past 52 weeks, First Defiance Financial share prices have been bracketed by a low of $14.75 and a high of $22.17 and are now at $21.71, 47% above that low price. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone up 0.3% while the 50-day MA has advanced 1.0%.

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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