First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.05 (-0.22%)
(As of 04/24/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
304,307 shs
Average Volume
326,349 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.15 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

First Financial Bancorp. MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.33 Rating Score
9.4% Upside
$24.67 Price Target
Short Interest
1.37% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.66mentions of First Financial Bancorp. in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $2.30 to $2.26 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.94 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

323rd out of 855 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

44th out of 85 stocks

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About First Financial Bancorp. Stock (NASDAQ:FFBC)

First Financial Bancorp. operates as the bank holding company for First Financial Bank that provides commercial banking and related services to individuals and businesses in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. The company offers checking, savings, and money-market accounts; and accepts various deposit products, such as interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing accounts, time deposits, and cash management services for commercial customers. It also provides real estate loans secured by residential property, such as one to four family residential housing units or commercial property comprising owner-occupied and/or investor income producing real estate consisting of apartments, shopping centers, and office buildings; commercial and industrial loans for various purposes, including inventory, receivables, and equipment, as well as equipment and leasehold improvement financing for franchisees; consumer loans comprising new and used vehicle loans, second mortgages on residential real estate, and unsecured loans; and home equity lines of credit. In addition, the company offers commercial financing to the insurance industry, registered investment advisors, certified public accountants, indirect auto finance companies, and restaurant franchisees. Further, it provides a range of trust and wealth management services; lease and equipment financing services; and currency payments, foreign exchange hedging, and other advisory products. First Financial Bancorp. was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

FFBC Stock Price History

FFBC Stock News Headlines

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FFBC: Raising target price to $23.00
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First Financial Bancorp (FFBC) Tops Q4 Earnings Estimates
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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

National commercial banks
Regional Banks
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
3 Analysts


Net Income
$255.86 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$840.19 million
Cash Flow
$3.25 per share
Book Value
$23.84 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$2.15 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Archie M. Brown Jr. (Age 63)
    President, CEO & Director
    Comp: $1.8M
  • Mr. James Michael Anderson (Age 52)
    Executive VP, CFO & COO
    Comp: $780.75k
  • Ms. Karen Ball Woods J.D. (Age 56)
    Executive VP, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer & Corporate Secretary
    Comp: $722.25k
  • Mr. Richard S. Dennen CPA (Age 57)
    Executive VP & Chief Corporate Banking Officer
    Comp: $924.62k
  • Mr. Scott T. Crawley CPA (Age 43)
    Senior VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Gregory A. Harris (Age 54)
    President of Affluent Banking & Yellow Cardinal Advisory Group - First Financial Bank
  • Mr. Roddell McCullough
    Chief Responsibility Officer
  • Mr. William R. Harrod (Age 56)
    Executive VP & Chief Credit Officer
    Comp: $471.68k
  • Ms. Amanda N. Neeley (Age 43)
    Executive VP and Chief Consumer Banking & Strategy Officer
  • Mr. James R. Shank
    Chief Internal Auditor

FFBC Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell First Financial Bancorp. stock right now?

3 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Financial Bancorp. in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" FFBC shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in FFBC, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is First Financial Bancorp.'s stock price target for 2024?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for First Financial Bancorp.'s stock. Their FFBC share price targets range from $24.00 to $26.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $24.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.4% from the stock's current price.
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How have FFBC shares performed in 2024?

First Financial Bancorp.'s stock was trading at $23.75 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, FFBC shares have decreased by 5.1% and is now trading at $22.55.
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When is First Financial Bancorp.'s next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 25th 2024.
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How can I listen to First Financial Bancorp.'s earnings call?

First Financial Bancorp. will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, April 26th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 800-770-2030 with passcode "5048068".

How were First Financial Bancorp.'s earnings last quarter?

First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 25th. The bank reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.67. The bank had revenue of $288.72 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $209.25 million. First Financial Bancorp. had a net margin of 22.94% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.16%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.61 earnings per share.

How often does First Financial Bancorp. pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for First Financial Bancorp.?

First Financial Bancorp. declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.23 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 29th.
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Is First Financial Bancorp. a good dividend stock?

First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.20%. FFBC has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio is 34.20%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, FFBC will have a dividend payout ratio of 40.71% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for FFBC.

What is Archie Brown's approval rating as First Financial Bancorp.'s CEO?

39 employees have rated First Financial Bancorp. Chief Executive Officer Archie Brown on Archie Brown has an approval rating of 100% among the company's employees. This puts Archie Brown in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies. 83.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at First Financial Bancorp. to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of First Financial Bancorp. own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other First Financial Bancorp. investors own include AT&T (T), Carnival Co. & (CCL), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Energy Transfer (ET), Altria Group (MO), Verizon Communications (VZ), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Simon Property Group (SPG), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and American Airlines Group (AAL).

Who are First Financial Bancorp.'s major shareholders?

First Financial Bancorp.'s stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include First Financial Bank Trust Division (1.09%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.23%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.06%) and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.05%). Insiders that own company stock include Archie M Brown Jr, Claude E Davis, Claude E Davis, Gary W Warzala, Richard S Dennen, Thomas Murray Obrien, Vince Berta and William G Barron.
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How do I buy shares of First Financial Bancorp.?

Shares of FFBC stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:FFBC) was last updated on 4/25/2024 by Staff

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