First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) has been given an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the three brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating.
Analysts have set a 1 year consensus price target of $37.50 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.66 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned First Financial Corp. an industry rank of 150 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.
THFF has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of First Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, June 30th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods boosted their price target on shares of First Financial Corp. from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 28th.
Shares of First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) opened at 40.68 on Tuesday. First Financial Corp. has a 52-week low of $31.15 and a 52-week high of $41.98. The firm has a market capitalization of $495.69 million, a PE ratio of 13.69 and a beta of 1.02. The company has a 50 day moving average of $40.61 and a 200 day moving average of $37.13.
First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 25th. The company reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.07. First Financial Corp. had a net margin of 25.81% and a return on equity of 7.68%. On average, analysts anticipate that First Financial Corp. will post $3.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other First Financial Corp. news, Director William J. Voges sold 21,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.25, for a total value of $845,250.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 3.86% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Aperio Group LLC bought a new stake in First Financial Corp. during the first quarter valued at about $339,000. Stadium Capital Management LLC increased its stake in First Financial Corp. by 177.2% in the first quarter. Stadium Capital Management LLC now owns 217,750 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,449,000 after buying an additional 139,192 shares during the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. bought a new stake in First Financial Corp. during the first quarter valued at about $257,000. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its stake in First Financial Corp. by 12.9% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 87,830 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,004,000 after buying an additional 10,029 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. bought a new stake in First Financial Corp. during the first quarter valued at about $256,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 51.98% of the company’s stock.
About First Financial Corp.
First Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers financial services, including commercial, mortgage and consumer lending, lease financing, trust account services, depositor services and insurance services. It operates in the banking segment. The Company is the holding company of First Financial Bank, N.A.
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