|Over a month ago|
First Financial Bancorp reports Q1 adjusted EPS 31c, consensus 39c » 16:2204/2004/20/20
Reports Q1 tangible book…
Reports Q1 tangible book value per share of $11.82. The company commented: "The Q1 proved to be one of the most unique and challenging quarters in our industry's history. While the first half of the quarter was marked by strong financial performance, March was characterized by economic, logistical and social upheaval. In a rapidly changing operational and economic landscape, we successfully implemented a comprehensive business continuity plan without sacrificing the performance and service our borrowers and shareholders have come to expect and were pleased that pre-provision financial results exceeded our expectations, despite a 150 basis point drop in interest rates."
|Over a quarter ago|
First Financial Bancorp reports Q4 adjusted EPS 52c, consensus 53c » 16:1801/2301/23/20
Reports Q4 net interest…
Reports Q4 net interest margin of 3.89% on a fully tax-equivalent basis, 7 basis point reduction from the linked quarter.
First Financial Bancorp chairman Davis sells 25,000 common shares » 17:5112/0912/09/19
In a regulatory filing,…
In a regulatory filing, First Financial Bancorp executive chairman Claude E. Davis disclosed the sale of 25,000 common shares of the company at a price of $24.5238 per share on December 9.
First Financial Bancorp reports Q3 EPS 51c, consensus 54c » 16:2110/1710/17/19
Reports Q3 loan loss…
Reports Q3 loan loss provision $5.23M vs. $3.24M a year ago. Reports Q3 net charge-offs $10.23M vs. ($401K) a year ago. Tangible book value decreased to $12.33 from $12.79 at previous quarter end.
First Financial Bancorp files to sell 2.6M shares of common stock for holders 17:2509/1009/10/19
First Financial Bancorp increases dividend 1c to 23c per share » 16:3707/1807/18/19
First Financial Bancorp…
First Financial Bancorp increased its quarterly dividend from 22c to 23c per share, payable on September 16 to shareholders of record as of September 2.
First Financial Bancorp reports Q2 EPS 53c, consensus 57c » 16:2007/1807/18/19
Reports Q2 loan loss…
Reports Q2 loan loss provision $6.66M vs. $3.74M a year ago. Reports Q2 net chargeoffs $1.82M vs. $4.04M a year ago.
Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades » 10:0906/2006/20/19
GHDX, BFAM, COMM, FFBC, AES
Catch up on today's…
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Genomic Health (GHDX) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk stating management appears "comfortable" with the pace of the current business ahead of the German reimbursement decision. 2. Bright Horizons (BFAM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst George Tong sayinh favorable secular trends, a "strong" pipeline of new center openings, enrollment growth and tuition increases create a "robust" revenue growth outlook. 3. CommScope (COMM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Mark Delaney stating the company can expand margins from a combination of lower input costs as DRAM pricing and copper pricing have both fallen. 4. First Financial Bancorp (FFBC) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Nathan Race saying shares are "overly discounted" at current levels and discussions with management indicate improved visibility on near-term core net interest margin and loan growth trends. 5. AES Corp. (AES) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Julien Dumoulin-Smith noting a "constructive" meeting with management and saying he sees upside to renewable development opportunities and expects opportunities in Vietnam and the Atlantic Basin to drive growth. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
First Financial Bancorp upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray » 06:0406/2006/20/19
Piper Jaffray analyst…
Piper Jaffray analyst Nathan Race upgraded First Financial Bancorp to Overweight from Neutral and raised his price target for the shares to $29 from $28. The shares are "overly discounted" at current levels and discussions with management indicate improved visibility on near-term core net interest margin and loan growth trends, Race tells investors in a research note. First Financial's credit metrics should be "much more benign" following an elevated one-off franchise finance charge-off in Q1, adds the analyst.
First Financial Bancorp to acquire Bannockburn Global Forex, terms undisclosed » 09:0206/1906/19/19
First Financial Bancorp…
First Financial Bancorp announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cincinnati-based Bannockburn Global Forex, an industry-leading capital markets firm providing transactional currency payments, foreign exchange hedging, and other advisory products to more than 1,500 closely held enterprises, financial sponsors, and downstream financial institutions across the United States. Upon completion of the transaction, Bannockburn will become a division of First Financial Bank with current Bannockburn leadership continuing in their positions, led by Senior Managing Partner Mark Wendling. The division will continue to operate as Bannockburn Global Forex, taking advantage of the company's brand recognition within the foreign exchange industry. All Bannockburn partners are expected to transition to First Financial following the transaction. The closing of the transaction is subject to various regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.