BidaskClub downgraded shares of First Financial (NASDAQ:THFF) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday morning.

Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of First Financial from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, July 14th.

NASDAQ THFF traded down $0.39 during trading on Friday, reaching $44.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 20,614 shares, compared to its average volume of 21,185. The stock has a market capitalization of $543.02 million, a PE ratio of 12.24 and a beta of 0.93. First Financial has a 1-year low of $40.75 and a 1-year high of $53.05.

First Financial (NASDAQ:THFF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 23rd. The bank reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.03. First Financial had a net margin of 23.65% and a return on equity of 10.68%. The company had revenue of $37.74 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.60 million. On average, analysts expect that First Financial will post 3.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Kessler Investment Group LLC bought a new position in shares of First Financial in the second quarter valued at approximately $102,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its position in shares of First Financial by 52.8% in the second quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 5,081 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $230,000 after purchasing an additional 1,755 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc raised its position in shares of First Financial by 149.8% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 6,804 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $283,000 after purchasing an additional 4,080 shares during the period. Citadel Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of First Financial by 150.7% in the second quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 13,643 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $619,000 after purchasing an additional 8,201 shares during the period. Finally, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in shares of First Financial in the second quarter valued at approximately $320,000. 54.37% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

First Financial Company Profile

First Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial services. The company offers commercial, mortgage, and consumer lending; lease financing; trust account; depositor; and insurance services. Its deposit products include interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing demand deposits, savings deposits, time deposits, and other time deposits; and loan products comprise commercial real estate loans, commercial loans, consumer loans, and residential real estate and construction loans.

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