First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $37.90 and last traded at $37.87, with a volume of 16,151 shares. The stock had previously closed at $37.05.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of First Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, June 30th.

The company has a 50 day moving average price of $36.64 and a 200-day moving average price of $34.38. The company has a market capitalization of $462.01 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.34.

First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 27th. The company reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.52. On average, equities analysts predict that First Financial Corp. will post $2.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 1st. Investors of record on Friday, June 17th were issued a dividend of $0.50 per share. This is a positive change from First Financial Corp.’s previous dividend of $0.17. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 15th.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in First Financial Corp. stock. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) by 267.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 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 approximately 0.33% of First Financial Corp. worth $1,424,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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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