Wall Street analysts expect First Financial Corp (NASDAQ:THFF) to post $0.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for First Financial’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.75 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.79. First Financial also reported earnings per share of $0.77 during the same quarter last year. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Wednesday, April 25th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that First Financial will report full-year earnings of $3.39 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.35 to $3.42. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $3.52 per share. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for First Financial.
First Financial (NASDAQ:THFF) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The bank reported $0.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $35.92 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.37 million. First Financial had a return on equity of 8.24% and a net margin of 19.40%.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio bought a new position in First Financial during the second quarter valued at $449,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in First Financial by 58.2% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 11,787 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $561,000 after purchasing an additional 4,334 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its holdings in First Financial by 2.7% during the third quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 105,094 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $5,003,000 after purchasing an additional 2,751 shares during the period. Citadel Advisors LLC grew its holdings in First Financial by 36.6% during the fourth quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 14,307 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $649,000 after purchasing an additional 3,830 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its holdings in First Financial by 20.1% during the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 30,262 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,440,000 after purchasing an additional 5,070 shares during the period. 55.94% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
First Financial (NASDAQ THFF) traded down $0.60 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $44.40. The stock had a trading volume of 24,194 shares, compared to its average volume of 16,496. The company has a market capitalization of $558.22, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.66 and a beta of 0.92. First Financial has a 52 week low of $39.55 and a 52 week high of $52.35.
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About First Financial
First Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers financial services, including commercial, mortgage and consumer lending, lease financing, trust account services, depositor services and insurance services. The Company’s subsidiaries include First Financial Bank, N.A.
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