Analysts Set Expectations for First Financial Corp’s Q1 2018 Earnings (THFF)

First Financial Corp (NASDAQ:THFF) – Research analysts at FIG Partners issued their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for shares of First Financial in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin anticipates that the bank will earn $0.75 per share for the quarter. FIG Partners also issued estimates for First Financial’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.83 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.88 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.89 EPS.

A number of other brokerages also recently weighed in on THFF. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of First Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. ValuEngine raised shares of First Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $49.00 price target on shares of First Financial in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of First Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd.

Shares of First Financial (NASDAQ:THFF) opened at $44.30 on Monday. First Financial has a twelve month low of $39.55 and a twelve month high of $52.35. The firm has a market cap of $542.50, a P/E ratio of 18.61 and a beta of 0.88.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, January 8th were issued a dividend of $0.51 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 2.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, January 5th. This is an increase from First Financial’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.50. First Financial’s dividend payout ratio is 42.86%.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in First Financial by 6.4% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 102,343 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $4,841,000 after purchasing an additional 6,140 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in First Financial by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 7,453 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $353,000 after purchasing an additional 105 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its stake in First Financial by 9.3% in the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 30,225 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,430,000 after purchasing an additional 2,567 shares during the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in First Financial by 2.7% in the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 41,011 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,940,000 after purchasing an additional 1,078 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its stake in First Financial by 8.4% in the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 140,936 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $6,665,000 after purchasing an additional 10,896 shares during the last quarter. 54.01% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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First Financial Company Profile

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for First Financial (NASDAQ:THFF)

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