NASDAQ:FFBC - First Financial Bancorp Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $28.56 +0.40 (+1.42 %) (As of 02/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$28.16Today's Range$27.95 - $28.5952-Week Range$22.27 - $33.70Volume310,820 shsAverage Volume410,033 shsMarket Capitalization$2.80 billionP/E Ratio12.53Dividend Yield2.84%Beta1.23 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email First Financial Bancorp. operates as the bank holding company for First Financial Bank that provides commercial banking and other banking, and banking-related services to individuals and businesses in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. 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 or commercial property; 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 a range of trust and wealth management services; and long-term, lease, and equipment financing services. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 94 banking centers. First Financial Bancorp. was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Receive FFBC News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for FFBC and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry National commercial banks Sub-IndustryRegional Banks SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:FFBC Previous Symbol CUSIP32020910 Webwww.bankatfirst.com Phone877-322-9530Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.69 Current Ratio0.91 Quick Ratio0.91Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.53 Forward P/E Ratio12.36 P/E Growth1.21 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$643.76 million Price / Sales4.34 Cash Flow$2.0255 per share Price / Cash Flow14.10 Book Value$21.23 per share Price / Book1.35Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.28 Net Income$172.59 million Net Margins26.81% Return on Equity11.63% Return on Assets1.62%Miscellaneous Employees1,366 Outstanding Shares97,908,000Market Cap$2.80 billion OptionableOptionable 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, January 24th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.22 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 28th. This is an increase from First Financial Bancorp's previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. 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 approved a stock buyback plan on Monday, January 14th 2019, which allows the company to buyback 0 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were First Financial Bancorp's earnings last quarter? First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 23rd. The bank reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.03. The bank had revenue of $155.46 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $152.75 million. First Financial Bancorp had a net margin of 26.81% and a return on equity of 11.63%. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.45 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, April 18th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for First Financial Bancorp. What price target have analysts set for FFBC? 8 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for First Financial Bancorp's shares. Their predictions range from $26.00 to $33.00. On average, they expect First Financial Bancorp's share price to reach $30.1667 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for First Financial Bancorp. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for First Financial Bancorp? 8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Financial Bancorp in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for First Financial Bancorp. Has First Financial Bancorp been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about FFBC stock have trended neutral this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. First Financial Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the bank a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of First Financial Bancorp's key competitors? Some companies that are related to First Financial Bancorp include Zions Bancorporation NA (ZION), Cullen/Frost Bankers (CFR), BOK Financial (BOKF), CIT Group (CIT), Webster Financial (WBS), Akbank T.A.S. (AKBTY), First Horizon National (FHN), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), Synovus Financial (SNV), Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP), Sterling Bancorp (STL), F.N.B. (FNB), TCF Financial (TCF), MB Financial (MBFI) and Valley National Bancorp (VLY). 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. John M. Gavigan, Chief Admin. Officer (Age 41)Mr. Anthony M. Stollings, Chief Banking Officer (Age 65)Mr. Richard S. Dennen CPA, Pres of Commercial Fin. (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 a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.87%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.61%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (4.92%), Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. (2.48%), Northern Trust Corp (2.33%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.43%). Company insiders that own First Financial Bancorp stock include Anthony M Stollings, Bradley J Ringwald, C Douglas Lefferson, Claude E Davis, David S Barker, J Wickliffe Ach, John T Neighbours, Matthew B Burgess, Paul C Silva, Richard E Olszewski and Vince Berta. View Institutional Ownership Trends for First Financial Bancorp. Which major investors are selling First Financial Bancorp stock? FFBC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Barclays PLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Millennium Management LLC, First Financial Bank Trust Division, Prudential Financial Inc., Natixis Advisors L.P. and Victory Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold First Financial Bancorp company stock in the last year include Anthony M Stollings, Bradley J Ringwald, Claude E Davis and John T Neighbours. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Financial Bancorp. Which major investors are buying First Financial Bancorp stock? FFBC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Macquarie Group Ltd., Rafferty Asset Management LLC, Dean Investment Associates LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., Bahl & Gaynor Inc. and Assenagon Asset Management S.A.. Company insiders that have bought First Financial Bancorp stock in the last two years include David S Barker, J Wickliffe Ach, 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 $28.56. How big of a company is First Financial Bancorp? First Financial Bancorp has a market capitalization of $2.80 billion and generates $643.76 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $172.59 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.28 on an earnings per share basis. First Financial Bancorp employs 1,366 workers across the globe. What is First Financial Bancorp's official website? The official website for First Financial Bancorp is http://www.bankatfirst.com. How can I contact First Financial Bancorp? First Financial Bancorp's mailing address is 255 EAST FIFTH STREET SUITE 700, 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: 1.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 196 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 440 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 636MarketBeat'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 2/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a Futures Contract?