Shares of TriCo Bancshares (NASDAQ:TCBK) saw strong trading volume on Monday . 71,624 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 22% from the previous session’s volume of 58,944 shares.The stock last traded at $25.83 and had previously closed at $26.02.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded TriCo Bancshares from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $30.00 to $29.00 in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded TriCo Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 5th.

The firm has a market capitalization of $587.67 million and a P/E ratio of 13.35. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $27.65 and its 200-day moving average price is $26.38.

TriCo Bancshares (NASDAQ:TCBK) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.10. On average, equities analysts predict that TriCo Bancshares will post $1.87 EPS for the current year.

In other TriCo Bancshares news, CFO Thomas J. Reddish sold 2,000 shares of TriCo Bancshares stock in a transaction on Friday, May 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.00, for a total value of $56,000.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 46,351 shares in the company, valued at $1,297,828. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, COO Carol A. Ward sold 3,944 shares of TriCo Bancshares stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.11, for a total value of $110,865.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in TriCo Bancshares by 57.1% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 104,736 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,874,000 after buying an additional 38,062 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in TriCo Bancshares by 51.7% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 38,748 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,063,000 after buying an additional 13,203 shares in the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in TriCo Bancshares by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 42,122 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,156,000 after buying an additional 689 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Russell Frank Co increased its stake in TriCo Bancshares by 166.8% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 66,193 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,853,000 after buying an additional 41,379 shares in the last quarter.

TriCo Bancshares is the bank holding company of Tri Counties Bank (the Bank). The Company operates through community banking segment. The Bank is engaged in the general commercial banking business in approximately 30 counties in Northern and Central California. The Bank operates from over 50 traditional branches and over 10 in-store branches.

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