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First Financial Bancorp. - FFBC Stock Forecast, Price & News

$22.60
+0.20 (+0.89%)
(As of 08/10/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$22.56
$22.78
50-Day Range
$19.02
$22.60
52-Week Range
$18.75
$26.83
Volume
271,217 shs
Average Volume
287,649 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.14 billion
P/E Ratio
10.66
Dividend Yield
4.11%
Price Target
$25.50

First Financial Bancorp. MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
12.8% Upside
$25.50 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.68% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.41
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.87mentions of First Financial Bancorp. in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$70,455 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.91%
From $2.17 to $2.32 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.78 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

462nd out of 904 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

51st out of 86 stocks

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About First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) Stock

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. 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, or office buildings; commercial and industrial loans for various purposes, including inventory, receivables, and equipment; 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; and lease and equipment financing services. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated 139 full service banking centers, 29 of which are leased facilities. It operates 62 banking centers in Ohio, three banking centers in Illinois, 62 banking centers in Indiana, and 12 banking centers in Kentucky. First Financial Bancorp. was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

First Financial Bancorp. Price Performance

FFBC Stock traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $22.60. The company had a trading volume of 271,217 shares, compared to its average volume of 327,530. First Financial Bancorp. has a 1-year low of $18.75 and a 1-year high of $26.83. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $20.49 and a 200-day moving average price of $22.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.84 and a quick ratio of 0.84. The company has a market capitalization of $2.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.57 and a beta of 1.08.

First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC - Get Rating) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The bank reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.06. First Financial Bancorp. had a net margin of 30.36% and a return on equity of 9.61%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.58 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that First Financial Bancorp. will post 2.17 earnings per share for the current year.

First Financial Bancorp. Announces Dividend

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 1st will be issued a $0.23 dividend. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 31st. First Financial Bancorp.'s dividend payout ratio is presently 43.40%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Separately, Stephens boosted their price target on First Financial Bancorp. to $25.00 in a research note on Monday, July 25th.

Insider Activity

In related news, Director William G. Barron sold 3,500 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Monday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.13, for a total transaction of $70,455.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 80,796 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,626,423.48. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 2.11% of the company's stock.

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FFBC Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/15 Dividend
5/31/2022
Dividend Payable
6/15/2022
Last Earnings
7/21/2022
Today
8/11/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/15 Dividend
8/31/2022
Dividend Payable
9/15/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/20/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
National commercial banks
Sub-Industry
Regional Banks
Sector
Finance
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:FFBC
CUSIP
32020910
Employees
2,010
Year Founded
1863

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$25.50
High Stock Price Forecast
$26.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$25.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+12.8%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
1 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$205.16 million
Pretax Margin
35.99%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$654.72 million
Cash Flow
$3.02 per share
Book Value
$21.80 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
92,872,000
Market Cap
$2.14 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.08

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Archie M. Brown Jr. (Age 61)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $1.86M
  • Mr. James Michael Anderson (Age 50)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $808.81k
  • Mr. John M. Gavigan (Age 44)
    Exec. VP & COO
    Comp: $690.83k
  • Ms. Karen Ball Woods J.D. (Age 54)
    Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Chief Risk Officer
    Comp: $717.79k
  • Mr. Richard S. Dennen CPA (Age 55)
    Exec. VP & Chief Corp. Banking Officer
    Comp: $954.27k
  • Mr. Scott T. Crawley CPA (Age 41)
    First VP, Corp. Controller & Principal Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Gregory A. Harris (Age 52)
    Pres of Wealth Management & Affluent Banking
  • Mr. Roddell McCullough
    Chief Responsibility Officer
  • Mr. William R. Harrod (Age 54)
    Exec. VP & Chief Credit Officer
  • Ms. Amanda N. Neeley (Age 41)
    Exec. VP and Chief Consumer Banking & Strategy Officer













FFBC Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

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

1 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Financial Bancorp. in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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 forecast for 2022?

1 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for First Financial Bancorp.'s stock. Their FFBC share price forecasts range from $25.00 to $26.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $25.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.8% from the stock's current price.
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How have FFBC shares performed in 2022?

First Financial Bancorp.'s stock was trading at $24.38 at the start of the year. Since then, FFBC stock has decreased by 7.3% and is now trading at $22.60.
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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, October 20th 2022.
View our FFBC earnings forecast
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How were First Financial Bancorp.'s earnings last quarter?

First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) issued its earnings results on Thursday, July, 21st. The bank reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.06. First Financial Bancorp. had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 9.61% and a net margin of 30.36%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.58 earnings per share.

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 Tuesday, July 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.23 per share on Thursday, September 15th. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.07%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 31st.
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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 4.11%. FFBC has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio is 43.40%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, FFBC will have a dividend payout ratio of 39.66% 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?

7 employees have rated First Financial Bancorp. Chief Executive Officer Archie Brown on Glassdoor.com. 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.

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).

What is First Financial Bancorp.'s stock symbol?

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

Who are First Financial Bancorp.'s major shareholders?

First Financial Bancorp.'s stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include First Financial Bank Trust Division (0.80%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.67%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.64%), Chartwell Investment Partners LLC (0.40%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.20%) and US Bancorp DE (0.20%). Insiders that own company stock include Archie M Brown Jr, Claude E Davis, Claude E Davis, Gary W Warzala, J Wickliffe Ach, Knust Susan L Purkrabek, Maribeth S Rahe, 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is First Financial Bancorp.'s stock price today?

One share of FFBC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.60.

How much money does First Financial Bancorp. make?

First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) has a market capitalization of $2.13 billion and generates $654.72 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $205.16 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.12 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does First Financial Bancorp. have?

The company employs 2,010 workers across the globe.

When was First Financial Bancorp. founded?

First Financial Bancorp. was founded in 1863.

How can I contact First Financial Bancorp.?

First Financial Bancorp.'s mailing address is 255 EAST FIFTH STREET SUITE 800, CINCINNATI OH, 45202. The official website for the company is www.bankatfirst.com. The bank can be reached via phone at (877) 322-9530, via email at investorrelations@bankatfirst.com, or via fax at 513-867-3111.

This page (NASDAQ:FFBC) was last updated on 8/11/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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