Home Sectors Financial Services Current Trend: First Financial Bankinghares (NASDAQ: FFIN)

Current Trend: First Financial Bankinghares (NASDAQ: FFIN)

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First Financial Bankinghares is in the banking industry and is part of the financial services sector. The company CEO is F. Scott Dueser. First Financial bankinghares Inc is engaged in providing financial services. It operates through its subsidiaries in conducting full-service commercial banking business. The majority of its services are intended for the real estate sector.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The FFIN stock showed a previous change of 0.25% with an open at 60.33 and a close of 60.35. It reached an intraday high of 60.87 and a low of 59.63.

PR Newswire:  First Financial Bank Expands Presence In Texas With Opening Of A New Full-Service Location In Spring

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $4.1b with 67.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 65.3m shares. Trading volume reached 202,026 shares compared to its average volume of 438,338 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, First Financial Bankinghares shares returned 4.79% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -7.39%. Over three months, it changed 1.28%. In one year it has changed 32.70% and within that year its 52-week high was 66.83 and its 52-week low was 44.05. FFIN stock is 37.00% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 55.86 and a 50 day moving average of 60.65. Currently FFIN stock is trading 8.04% above its 200 day moving average.

PR Newswire:  First Financial Bank Expands Presence In Texas With Opening Of A New Full-Service Location In Spring

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.81 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 33.34. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.58. The TTM EPS is 2.02, which comes to a TTM PE of 29.88. Historically, the PE high was 33.34 and the PE low was 15.70. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 31.71, which is a decrease of -47.46%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.59
06-30-2018:  0.55
03-31-2018:  0.45
12-31-2017:  0.43

The dividend per share is currently 0.84, which is a dividend yield of 1.39%. Also, the payout ratio is 41.58%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 3.50% of insider ownership and 88.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 1.16

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 15.60%, return on assets is 2.03%, profit margin is 38.40%, price-to-sales is 13.95 and price-to-book is 4.01.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 6  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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