First NBC Bank Holding Co. (NASDAQ:FNBC) was up 3.3% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $16.30 and last traded at $16.25, with a volume of 132,356 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $15.73.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on FNBC shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered First NBC Bank Holding from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 23rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of First NBC Bank Holding in a research report on Wednesday, June 15th. Finally, Hovde Group upgraded First NBC Bank Holding from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $20.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, June 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. First NBC Bank Holding presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $21.75.

The stock has a market capitalization of $310.96 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.74. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $17.73 and a 200-day moving average price of $20.81.

Other large investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. First Trust Advisors LP raised its stake in First NBC Bank Holding by 371.2% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 56,284 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,104,000 after buying an additional 44,340 shares during the period. Argent Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in First NBC Bank Holding during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,710,000. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in First NBC Bank Holding by 28.7% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 38,854 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,453,000 after buying an additional 8,658 shares during the period.

First NBC Bank Holding Company is a bank holding company. The Company offers a range of financial services through its wholly owned banking subsidiary, First NBC Bank. It serves its customers located in the Central Business District of New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Company’s primary focus is on commercial real estate and commercial lending.

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