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

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$23.20 -1.01 (-4.17 %)
(As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$24.21
Today's Range$22.78 - $23.97
52-Week Range$22.27 - $33.70
Volume32,972 shs
Average Volume325,498 shs
Market Capitalization$2.28 billion
P/E Ratio10.10
Dividend Yield3.65%
Beta1.25
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 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 commercial financing to the insurance industry, registered investment advisors, certified public accountants, indirect auto finance companies, and restaurant franchisees. Further, it offers a range of trust and wealth management services; and long-term, lease, and equipment financing services. As of December 31, 2018, the company operated 67 banking centers in Ohio; 3 banking centers in Illinois; 73 banking centers in Indiana; and 16 banking centers in Kentucky. First Financial Bancorp. was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry National commercial banks
Sub-IndustryRegional Banks
SectorFinance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:FFBC
CUSIP32020910
Phone877-322-9530

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$643.76 million
Cash Flow$2.3411 per share
Book Value$21.23 per share

Profitability

Net Income$172.60 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,131
Market Cap$2.28 billion
Next Earnings Date4/18/2019 (Estimated)
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. Shareholders 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.82%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 28th. This is a positive change 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 declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase 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 an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were First Financial Bancorp's earnings last quarter?

First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January, 23rd. The bank reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.03. The bank earned $155.46 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $152.75 million. First Financial Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.63% and a net margin of 26.81%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm 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 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for First Financial Bancorp's shares. Their predictions range from $26.00 to $33.00. On average, they anticipate First Financial Bancorp's share price to reach $29.8333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 29.6% 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, 6 hold ratings and 1 buy rating 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 positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. First Financial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 2.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the bank a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

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), Micron Technology (MU), United Technologies (UTX), Weyerhaeuser (WY), General Mills (GIS), Clorox (CLX), VMware (VMW), American Airlines Group (AAL), Bank of America (BAC) and Netflix (NFLX).

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, 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 a number of of retail and institutional 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., Walthausen & Co. LLC, Barclays PLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Millennium Management LLC, First Financial Bank Trust Division, Prudential Financial Inc. and Natixis Advisors L.P.. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, 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. and Bahl & Gaynor Inc.. 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 $23.0250.

How big of a company is First Financial Bancorp?

First Financial Bancorp has a market capitalization of $2.27 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.

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 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:  1.5 out of 5 (star half star)
Outperform Votes:  201 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  449 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  650
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 3/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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