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Were Analysts Bullish First Financial Bancorp

Also, insider Suzanne S. Deferie sold 12,001 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 27th. Hanseatic Management Svcs reported 2,566 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. First Bancorp/Puerto Rico now has $1.09 billion valuation. The latest exchange of 0.08 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 245.1 Million shares. About 723,185 shares traded. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500. Paloma owns 53,600 shares. First Bancorp has $41.0 highest and $20 lowest target. The stock increased 1.61% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $36.08. About 1.16M shares traded or 42.62% up from the average. Past 5 years growth of First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) observed at 5.2%, looking forward for the next 5 years it has a strong prediction of 7.6% over growth. It has outperformed by 30.99% the S&P500.

Jcsd Capital Llc, which manages about $105.76M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Franklin Financial Network by 55,403 shares to 235,403 shares, valued at $8.39 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. The other 5, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy First Bancorp versus those who think you should sell it. Therefore 27% are positive. First Bancorp had 22 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Shares of First Bancorp (FNLC) opened at $27.11 on Wednesday. Piper Jaffray maintained it with "Hold" rating and $2800 target in Tuesday, July 25 report. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $43.75. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has "Hold" rating and $27.0 target. The stock has "Neutral" rating by PiperJaffray on Thursday, October 6. As per Friday, December 1, the company rating was maintained by Brean Capital. (NASDAQ:FFBC) rating on Tuesday, October 3. New Amsterdam Partners Llc who had been investing in Discovery Communications New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.12 billion market cap company. The firm earned "Sector Perform" rating on Monday, January 25 by RBC Capital Markets. (NASDAQ:ORRF) to report $0.38 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 58.33% from last quarter's $0.24 EPS. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 0%, while the company's earnings per share has grown 0%. FBNC's profit will be $15.72 million for 16.75 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. Oxbow Limited Liability Corp stated it has 113,750 shares or 0.46% of all its holdings.

Since December 20, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 0 insider sales for $99,180 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.67, from 1.73 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 10 investors sold FBNC shares while 40 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. Glenmede Na, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 198 shares. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 3,268 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $102,000 after purchasing an additional 3,018 shares during the period. Qs Investors Ltd Com accumulated 556,640 shares. First Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern's scale.

Argent Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) by 2.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. Arizona State Retirement System has 0.01% invested in First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) for 94,172 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas has invested 0% in First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC). Moreover, Shell Asset Mgmt Co has 0% invested in First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) for 17,443 shares. Victory Mgmt Inc owns 48,805 shares.

In other news, Director Bruce B. Tindal sold 3,450 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 19th.

First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FNLC) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0% or 344,526 shares. Vanguard Grp Incorporated has 1.10M shares for 0% of their portfolio. 0 analysts call it Underweight, while 1 think it is Overweight. It improved, as 65 investors sold DISCA shares while 163 reduced holdings. 213.37 million shares or 1.11% more from 211.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The institutional investor held 522,277 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $30.78 million, up from 452,102 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Tru Lp has invested 0.01% in Discovery Communications, Inc. Piedmont Inv Advisors Lc holds 0.01% in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Beach Invest Counsel Pa has invested 0.07% in Discovery Communications, Inc. The California-based Ares Management Llc has invested 0.09% in the stock. Ironwood Mngmt Limited Co reported 0.25% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. New York-based Bristol John W And Co has invested 2.04% in Ecolab Inc. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement holds 11,455 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Comerica National Bank reported 66,275 shares. Nomura Asset Management stated it has 34,076 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in shares of First Bancorp by 5.1% during the 2nd quarter. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Liability reported 426,347 shares. The rating was maintained by Brean Capital with "Buy" on Monday, October 23. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:IT) rating on Monday, January 9. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $115.0 target. The rating was upgraded by Nomura to "Neutral" on Monday, April 3.



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