First Financial Bancorp (FFBC) is Downgraded by Hilliard Lyons to Neutral

First Financial Bancorp (FFBC) was Downgraded by Hilliard Lyons to ” Neutral”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. Hilliard Lyons advised their investors in a research report released on Jul 25, 2016.

On the company’s financial health, First Financial Bancorp reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.01 based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.33.Analysts expectations of $ 84.50.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.29 EPS.

First Financial Bancorp opened for trading at $20.52 and hit $20.52 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $20.41, with a gain of 0.15% or 0.03 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,37,530 shares. Company has a market cap of $1,263 M.

In a different news, on Jul 19, 2016, Maribeth S Rahe (director) purchased 389 shares at $20.34 per share price. According to the SEC, on Jul 19, 2016, Richard E Olszewski (director) purchased 312 shares at $20.34 per share price. On Jul 19, 2016, John T Neighbours (director) purchased 321 shares at $20.34 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

First Financial Bancorp. (First Financial) is a regional bank holding company. First Financial is engaged in the business of commercial banking and other banking and banking-related activities through its wholly owned subsidiary First Financial Bank National Association (the Bank). The range of banking services provided by First Financial to individuals and businesses includes commercial lending real estate lending and consumer financing. Real estate loans are loans secured by a mortgage lien on the real property of the borrower which may either be residential property (one to four family residential housing units) or commercial property. First Financial offers deposit products that include interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing accounts time deposits and cash management services for commercial customers. First Financial’s Wealth Management division provides a range of trust and asset management services.

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