First Community Co. (NASDAQ:FCCO) CFO Joseph G. Sawyer sold 5,113 shares of First Community stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.55, for a total value of $130,637.15. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 34,219 shares in the company, valued at approximately $874,295.45. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of First Community stock opened at $25.80 on Friday. First Community Co. has a one year low of $19.60 and a one year high of $26.25. The company has a market cap of $195.83 million, a P/E ratio of 23.67 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a current ratio of 0.76, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14.

First Community (NASDAQ:FCCO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 18th. The bank reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.02. First Community had a return on equity of 9.59% and a net margin of 17.48%. The firm had revenue of $11.85 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $11.65 million. research analysts predict that First Community Co. will post 1.52 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on FCCO shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded First Community from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 19th. ValuEngine upgraded First Community from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 5th.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in First Community during the second quarter worth $103,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in First Community during the second quarter worth $214,000. Deutsche Bank AG increased its stake in First Community by 44.8% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 10,825 shares of the bank’s stock worth $244,000 after acquiring an additional 3,350 shares during the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC acquired a new stake in First Community during the fourth quarter worth $245,000. Finally, Brown Advisory Inc. acquired a new stake in First Community during the first quarter worth $303,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 52.18% of the company’s stock.

First Community Company Profile

First Community Corporation operates as the bank holding company for First Community Bank which offers various commercial and retail banking products and services to small-to-medium sized businesses, professional concerns, and individuals. The company operates through four segments: Commercial and Retail Banking, Mortgage Banking, Investment Advisory and Non-Deposit, and Corporate.

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