Equities analysts forecast that First Financial Corp (NASDAQ:THFF) will post $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for First Financial’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.75 to $0.79. First Financial also posted earnings of $0.77 per share during the same quarter last year. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, April 25th.
On average, 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 fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $3.52 per share. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover First Financial.
First Financial (NASDAQ:THFF) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The bank reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.02. First Financial had a return on equity of 8.24% and a net margin of 19.40%. The company had revenue of $35.92 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.37 million.
Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio bought a new position in shares of First Financial in the 2nd quarter valued at $449,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in shares of First Financial by 58.2% in the 3rd 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 last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of First Financial by 2.7% in the 3rd 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 last quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of First Financial by 36.6% in the 4th 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 last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its stake in shares of First Financial by 20.1% in the 3rd 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 last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 55.94% of the company’s stock.
First Financial (THFF) traded down $0.60 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $44.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 24,194 shares, compared to its average volume of 16,496. First Financial has a 12-month low of $39.55 and a 12-month high of $52.35. The company has a market cap of $558.22, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.66 and a beta of 0.92.
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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.
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