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First American Financial Corp. (NYSE:FAF) COO Christopher Michael Leavell sold 7,911 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Monday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.75, for a total transaction of $219,530.25. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 196,011 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,439,305. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of First American Financial Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 29th. They now have a $30.50 price target on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. First American Financial Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $30.88.

First American Financial Corp. (NYSE:FAF) traded down 1.37% on Tuesday, hitting $27.26. 1,077,543 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. First American Financial Corp. has a one year low of $20.39 and a one year high of $28.67. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $27.08 and a 200-day moving average of $26.75. The company has a market cap of $2.912 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.47.

First American Financial Corp. (NYSE:FAF) last released its earnings data on Thursday, April 24th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $905.15 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.38 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that First American Financial Corp. will post $1.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

First American Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of providing financial services through its title insurance and services segment and its specialty insurance segment.

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