NASDAQ:FFBC - First Financial Bancorp Stock Price, News, & Analysis

-0.42 (-1.86 %)
(As of 06/17/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $22.16
50-Day Range
MA: $23.75
52-Week Range
Now: $22.16
Volume273,574 shs
Average Volume343,360 shs
Market Capitalization$2.19 billion
P/E Ratio9.72
Dividend Yield3.90%
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 accepts various deposit products, such as interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing accounts, time deposits, and cash management services for commercial customers. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry National commercial banks
Sub-IndustryRegional Banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:FFBC



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$643.76 million
Cash Flow$2.3905 per share
Book Value$21.23 per share


Net Income$172.60 million


Market Cap$2.19 billion
Next Earnings Date7/18/2019 (Estimated)

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First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is First Financial Bancorp's stock symbol?

First Financial Bancorp trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FFBC."

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

First Financial Bancorp announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 25th. Investors of record on Monday, June 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.22 per share on Monday, June 17th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.97%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 31st. View First Financial Bancorp's Dividend History.

How will First Financial Bancorp's stock buyback program work?

First Financial Bancorp announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Monday, January 14th 2019, which authorizes the company to repurchase 0 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were First Financial Bancorp's earnings last quarter?

First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 25th. The bank reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.47. The bank had revenue of $148.34 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $150.53 million. First Financial Bancorp had a net margin of 26.28% and a return on equity of 10.60%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.49 earnings per share. View First Financial Bancorp's Earnings History.

When is First Financial Bancorp's next earnings date?

First Financial Bancorp is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 18th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for First Financial Bancorp.

What guidance has First Financial Bancorp issued on next quarter's earnings?

First Financial Bancorp issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, April, 9th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of ~$0.48 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.56.

What price target have analysts set for FFBC?

5 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for First Financial Bancorp's stock. Their predictions range from $26.00 to $30.00. On average, they expect First Financial Bancorp's stock price to reach $29.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 30.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for First Financial Bancorp.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for First Financial Bancorp?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Financial Bancorp in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for First Financial Bancorp.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about First Financial Bancorp stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about First Financial Bancorp stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "First Financial Bancorp., is a financial holding company that engages in the business of commercial banking, and other permissible activities that are financial in nature, through seventeen wholly owned subsidiary institutions. Bancorp provides management and similar services for its subsidiary financial institutions. Bancorp must depend largely upon its seventeen subsidiaries for funds with which to pay the expenses of its operation and, to the extent applicable, any dividends on its outstanding shares of stock. " (4/30/2019)
  • 2. Stephens analysts commented, "We are lowering our 2019 EPS estimate to $2.16 from $2.26, which reflects the expected $10 mil. loan loss provision, as well as our more conservative view around future credit performance. We are modeling full-year 2019 charge-offs to be 30bps. Our 1Q19 EPS estimate is now $0.48 from our prior forecast of $0.55. The company will be reporting first quarter financial results on April 25th and we expect to hear more details from management on the conference call. Lastly, First Financial said 1Q19 EPS would be ~$0.48 excluding any merger charges." (4/10/2019)

Has First Financial Bancorp been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about FFBC stock has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. First Financial Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the bank a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for First Financial Bancorp.

Who are some of First Financial Bancorp's key competitors?

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 Walmart (WMT), American Airlines Group (AAL), Dunkin Brands Group (DNKN), United Technologies (UTX), G-III Apparel Group (GIII), Marriott International (MAR), Netflix (NFLX), AvalonBay Communities (AVB), Bank of America (BAC) and Clorox (CLX).

Who are First Financial Bancorp's key executives?

First Financial Bancorp's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Claude E. Davis, Exec. Chairman (Age 59)
  • Mr. Anthony M. Stollings, Exec. VP, Commercial Banking (Age 65)
  • Mr. John M. Gavigan, Exec. VP of Advanced Solutions & Digital Banking (Age 41)
  • Mr. Richard S. Dennen CPA, Pres, Oak Street Funding, LLC (Age 52)
  • Mr. Archie M. Brown Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58)

Who are First Financial Bancorp's major shareholders?

First Financial Bancorp's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.51%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3.43%), Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. (2.41%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (1.70%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.22%) and First Financial Bank Trust Division (0.67%). Company insiders that own First Financial Bancorp stock include Anthony M Stollings, Bradley J Ringwald, C Douglas Lefferson, Claude E Davis, J Wickliffe Ach, John T Neighbours, Maribeth S Rahe, Matthew B Burgess, Richard E Olszewski and Vince Berta. View Institutional Ownership Trends for First Financial Bancorp.

Which institutional investors are selling First Financial Bancorp stock?

FFBC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO, Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc., The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, First Financial Bank Trust Division, Chartwell Investment Partners LLC and PNC Financial Services Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold First Financial Bancorp company stock in the last year include Anthony M Stollings and John T Neighbours. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Financial Bancorp.

Which institutional investors are buying First Financial Bancorp stock?

FFBC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Walthausen & Co. LLC, HighPoint Advisor Group LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Dean Investment Associates LLC and Alps Advisors Inc.. Company insiders that have bought First Financial Bancorp stock in the last two years include J Wickliffe Ach, Maribeth S Rahe, Matthew B Burgess, Richard E Olszewski and Vince Berta. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Financial Bancorp.

How do I buy shares of First Financial Bancorp?

Shares of FFBC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is First Financial Bancorp's stock price today?

One share of FFBC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.16.

How big of a company is First Financial Bancorp?

First Financial Bancorp has a market capitalization of $2.19 billion and generates $643.76 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $172.60 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.28 on an earnings per share basis. First Financial Bancorp employs 2,131 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About First Financial Bancorp.

What is First Financial Bancorp's official website?

The official website for First Financial Bancorp is

How can I contact First Financial Bancorp?

First Financial Bancorp's mailing address is 255 EAST FIFTH STREET SUITE 800, CINCINNATI OH, 45202. The bank can be reached via phone at 877-322-9530 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ FFBC)

Community Ranking:  1.6 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  213 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  466 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  679
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about First Financial Bancorp and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe FFBC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe FFBC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 6/17/2019 by Staff

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