NASDAQ:FFBC - First Financial Bancorp Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $25.87 +0.64 (+2.54 %) (As of 01/17/2019 09:45 AM ET)Previous Close$25.23Today's Range$25.10 - $25.9152-Week Range$22.27 - $33.70Volume538,680 shsAverage Volume592,783 shsMarket Capitalization$2.47 billionP/E Ratio16.07Dividend Yield3.17%Beta1.22 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 Ratio0.86 Current Ratio0.94 Quick Ratio0.94Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio16.07 Forward P/E Ratio11.55 P/E Growth1.1 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$409.21 million Price / Sales6.19 Cash Flow$2.0338 per share Price / Cash Flow12.72 Book Value$15.00 per share Price / Book1.72Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.61 Net Income$96.78 million Net Margins25.08% Return on Equity11.70% Return on Assets1.52%Miscellaneous Employees1,366 Outstanding Shares97,910,000Market Cap$2.47 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 Tuesday, October 23rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Monday, December 17th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.09%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 30th. 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 initiated a stock repurchase plan on Monday, January 14th 2019, which permits the company to repurchase 0 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were First Financial Bancorp's earnings last quarter? First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) released its earnings results on Thursday, October, 18th. The bank reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.01. The bank earned $152.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $151.74 million. First Financial Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.70% and a net margin of 25.08%. First Financial Bancorp's quarterly revenue was up 63.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.39 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 Wednesday, January 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for First Financial Bancorp. How can I listen to First Financial Bancorp's earnings call? First Financial Bancorp will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, January 24th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8775066873. What price target have analysts set for FFBC? 8 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for First Financial Bancorp's stock. Their predictions range from $26.00 to $33.00. On average, they anticipate First Financial Bancorp's share price to reach $30.2857 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 17.1% 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? News coverage about FFBC stock has trended somewhat negative on Thursday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. First Financial Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of -1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the bank a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are some of First Financial Bancorp's key competitors? Some companies that are related to First Financial Bancorp include Zions Bancorp (ZION), Cullen/Frost Bankers (CFR), Akbank T.A.S. (AKBTY), BOK Financial (BOKF), Webster Financial (WBS), First Horizon National (FHN), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), CIT Group (CIT), Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP), Synovus Financial (SNV), Sterling Bancorp (STL), F.N.B. (FNB), MB Financial (MBFI), TCF Financial (TCF) and UMB Financial (UMBF). 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 number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include First Financial Bank Trust Division (0.69%), Kavar Capital Partners LLC (0.07%), Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO (0.06%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%). 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 institutional investors are selling First Financial Bancorp stock? FFBC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Financial Bank Trust Division, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and Kavar Capital Partners LLC. 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 institutional investors are buying First Financial Bancorp stock? FFBC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 $25.87. How big of a company is First Financial Bancorp? First Financial Bancorp has a market capitalization of $2.47 billion and generates $409.21 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $96.78 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.61 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: 189 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 430 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 619MarketBeat'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 1/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How to execute a trade ex-dividend strategy?