First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF) hit a new 52-week high on Thursday . The stock 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 downgraded shares of First Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 24th.

The firm has a market cap of $462.26 million and a PE ratio of 13.34. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $36.72 and a 200 day moving average of $34.43.

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

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

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

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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