First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $38.94 and last traded at $38.89, with a volume of 20,323 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $38.31.

A number of research analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded First Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Saturday. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods boosted their price objective on First Financial Corp. from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 28th.

The firm has a market cap of $475.28 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.12. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $37.11 and a 200 day moving average price of $34.90.

First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 25th. The company reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.07. On average, equities research analysts predict that First Financial Corp. will post $3.02 EPS for the current year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in First Financial Corp. stock. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) by 267.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 41,925 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 30,520 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc. owned about 0.33% of First Financial Corp. worth $1,424,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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. It operates in the banking segment. The Company is the holding company of First Financial Bank, N.A.

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