TFS Capital LLC bought a new stake in First Financial Corp (NASDAQ:THFF) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 4,291 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $204,000.
A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. boosted its stake in First Financial Corp by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 2,094 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $110,000 after buying an additional 22 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in First Financial Corp by 9.8% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 139,719 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $7,377,000 after buying an additional 12,419 shares during the period. A.R.T. Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in First Financial Corp during the fourth quarter valued at about $517,000. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in First Financial Corp by 57.7% in the fourth quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 51,079 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,697,000 after buying an additional 18,693 shares during the period. Finally, Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc. boosted its stake in First Financial Corp by 3.1% in the first quarter. Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc. now owns 23,600 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,121,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the period. 51.24% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Shares of First Financial Corp (NASDAQ:THFF) traded down 0.22% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $46.15. The stock had a trading volume of 15,213 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $47.40 and a 200-day moving average price of $47.76. The stock has a market cap of $564.09 million, a P/E ratio of 16.52 and a beta of 0.85. First Financial Corp has a 12-month low of $34.72 and a 12-month high of $53.49.
First Financial Corp (NASDAQ:THFF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. The bank reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.64 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $37.56 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $34.49 million. First Financial Corp had a return on equity of 7.83% and a net margin of 26.97%. Equities analysts forecast that First Financial Corp will post $2.91 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.50 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 2.19%. This is an increase from First Financial Corp’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.49. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 14th. First Financial Corp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 32.15%.
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Several equities research analysts have issued reports on THFF shares. Zacks Investment Research cut First Financial Corp from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 15th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $45.00 target price on First Financial Corp and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 22nd.
About First Financial Corp
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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