First Community Co. (fcco) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.09
First Community Co. (NASDAQ:fcco) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 19th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 1st will be given a dividend of 0.09 per share by the bank on Monday, May 15th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 27th.
First Community (NASDAQ:FCCO) opened at 20.35 on Thursday. First Community has a 12-month low of $13.56 and a 12-month high of $23.55. The stock has a market capitalization of $136.61 million, a P/E ratio of 20.77 and a beta of 0.78. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $21.24 and its 200 day moving average price is $18.58.
First Community (NASDAQ:FCCO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 18th. The bank reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $8.99 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.06 million. First Community had a return on equity of 8.02% and a net margin of 17.38%. On average, equities analysts anticipate that First Community will post $1.09 EPS for the current year.
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Several equities analysts have issued reports on FCCO shares. Zacks Investment Research raised First Community from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, December 26th. Hovde Group raised First Community from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $20.00 to $21.00 in a report on Thursday, January 19th.
About First Community
First Community Corporation is a bank holding company for First Community Bank (the Bank). The Bank offers commercial and retail banking services to small-to-medium sized businesses, professional concerns and individuals, primarily in Richland, Lexington, Kershaw and Newberry Counties of South Carolina and the surrounding areas.
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