First Financial Bancorp. Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.10 (+0.45 %)
(As of 07/27/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume275,637 shs
Average Volume381,619 shs
Market Capitalization$2.18 billion
P/E Ratio11.71
Dividend Yield4.13%
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About First Financial Bancorp.

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, 2020, the company operated 143 full service banking centers, 32 of which are leased facilities. It operates 63 banking centers in Ohio, three banking centers in Illinois, 63 banking centers in Indiana, and 14 banking centers in Kentucky. First Financial Bancorp. was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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Overall MarketRank

2.06 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

310th out of 2,045 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

38th out of 169 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) Frequently Asked Questions

Is First Financial Bancorp. a buy right now?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Financial Bancorp. in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" First Financial Bancorp. stock. 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than First Financial Bancorp.?

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When is First Financial Bancorp.'s next earnings date?

First Financial Bancorp. is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 28th 2021.
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How were First Financial Bancorp.'s earnings last quarter?

First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 21st. The bank reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.06. First Financial Bancorp. had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.82% and a net margin of 27.05%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.40 EPS.
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How has First Financial Bancorp.'s stock been impacted by COVID-19?

First Financial Bancorp.'s stock was trading at $14.96 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, FFBC shares have increased by 49.5% and is now trading at $22.36.
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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, April 27th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.23 per share on Tuesday, June 15th. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.11%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 28th.
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Is First Financial Bancorp. a good dividend stock?

First Financial Bancorp. pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.13%. FFBC has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. First Financial Bancorp. does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of First Financial Bancorp. is 55.09%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, First Financial Bancorp. will have a dividend payout ratio of 51.98% next year. This indicates that First Financial Bancorp. will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for FFBC?

2 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for First Financial Bancorp.'s shares. Their forecasts range from $22.44 to $23.00. On average, they anticipate First Financial Bancorp.'s share price to reach $22.72 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.6% from the stock's current price.
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Who are First Financial Bancorp.'s key executives?

First Financial Bancorp.'s management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Archie M. Brown Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60, Pay $1.46M)
  • Mr. James Michael Anderson, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 49, Pay $658.75k)
  • Mr. John M. Gavigan, Exec. VP & COO (Age 43, Pay $574.7k)
  • Ms. Karen Ball Woods J.D., Exec. VP, Corp. Sec., Gen. Counsel & Chief Risk Officer (Age 53, Pay $591.62k)
  • Mr. Andrew K. Hauck, Exec. VP of Commercial Banking (Age 59, Pay $614.46k)
  • Mr. Scott T. Crawley CPA, Corp. Controller & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 40)
  • Ms. Linda Novitski, Interim CTO, VP & Applications Mang. of First Financial Bank N A
  • Ms. Amanda N. Neeley, Exec. VP, Chief Marketing Officer & Strategy Officer
  • Mr. Brendan J. Burns, Head of Small Bus. Credit Function
  • Mr. Thomas R. Saelinger, Market Pres of Northern Kentucky

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

7 employees have rated First Financial Bancorp. CEO Archie Brown on Archie Brown has an approval rating of 100% among First Financial Bancorp.'s employees. This puts Archie Brown in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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 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 a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.07%) and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.04%). Company insiders that own First Financial Bancorp. stock include Claude E Davis, J Wickliffe Ach, Maribeth S Rahe, Richard S Dennen, Thomas Murray Obrien and Vince Berta.
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Which major investors are selling First Financial Bancorp. stock?

FFBC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. Company insiders that have sold First Financial Bancorp. company stock in the last year include Claude E Davis, Richard S Dennen, and Thomas Murray Obrien.
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Which major investors are buying First Financial Bancorp. stock?

FFBC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue. Company insiders that have bought First Financial Bancorp. stock in the last two years include J Wickliffe Ach, Maribeth S Rahe, Thomas Murray Obrien, and Vince Berta.
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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 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 $22.36.

How much money does First Financial Bancorp. make?

First Financial Bancorp. has a market capitalization of $2.18 billion and generates $714.09 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $155.81 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.67 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does First Financial Bancorp. have?

First Financial Bancorp. employs 2,107 workers across the globe.

When was First Financial Bancorp. founded?

First Financial Bancorp. was founded in 1863.

What is First Financial Bancorp.'s official website?

The official website for First Financial Bancorp. is

Where are First Financial Bancorp.'s headquarters?

First Financial Bancorp. is headquartered at 255 EAST FIFTH STREET SUITE 800, CINCINNATI OH, 45202.

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]

This page was last updated on 7/27/2021 by Staff
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