Press coverage about First Financial Corp (NASDAQ:THFF) has trended positive on Tuesday, Alpha One reports. The research group, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Financial Corp earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

First Financial Corp (NASDAQ:THFF) traded up 0.33% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $46.30. 8,761 shares of the company were exchanged. First Financial Corp has a 12-month low of $33.54 and a 12-month high of $53.49. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $46.80 and its 200-day moving average is $46.29. The company has a market cap of $565.92 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.84 and a beta of 0.85.

First Financial Corp (NASDAQ:THFF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 7th. The bank reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $34.83 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $34.92 million. First Financial Corp had a net margin of 26.97% and a return on equity of 7.83%. Equities research analysts predict that First Financial Corp will post $2.76 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on THFF shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of First Financial Corp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 10th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $45.00 price objective on shares of First Financial Corp and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 22nd.

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About First Financial Corp

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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