$0.21 EPS Expected for First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (FCF)

January 14, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

 $0.21 EPS Expected for First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (FCF)
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.47 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.37, from 1.84 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 12 investors sold First Commonwealth Financial Corporation shares while 39 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 63.12 million shares or 3.95% more from 60.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Legal And General Gru Public Ltd Liability Company owns 0% invested in First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) for 186,668 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% of its portfolio in First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF). Snow Capital Mngmt Lp owns 730,788 shares for 0.5% of their portfolio. Bank & Trust Of America Corporation De accumulated 0% or 306,046 shares. Piedmont Invest Advisors Ltd Co has invested 0.01% in First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 2,956 shares. Ameriprise Fin invested in 0% or 723,148 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability accumulated 25,998 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Moreover, Metropolitan Life Insurance Communications has 0.01% invested in First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) for 65,227 shares. 10,750 were accumulated by Lynch And In. Moreover, Tower Rech Capital Ltd (Trc) has 0.02% invested in First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) for 13,170 shares. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans reported 875,635 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Oberweis Asset Management stated it has 21,180 shares. Art Ltd Company holds 0.01% in First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) or 17,806 shares. Qs Investors Limited Liability Company holds 173,927 shares.

Analysts expect First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) to report $0.21 EPS on January, 24.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 4.55 % from last quarter’s $0.22 EPS. FCF’s profit would be $20.47 million giving it 17.96 P/E if the $0.21 EPS is correct. After having $0.22 EPS previously, First Commonwealth Financial Corporation’s analysts see -4.55 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.80% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $15.09. About 353,268 shares traded. First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) has risen 38.31% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.61% the S&P500.

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. First Commonwealth Financial has $17.0 highest and $8.50 lowest target. $12.80’s average target is -15.18% below currents $15.09 stock price. First Commonwealth Financial had 15 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, June 1, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Wednesday, September 21 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 8 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Tuesday, October 3. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, January 26. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 7 by RBC Capital Markets. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. The rating was initiated by Raymond James with “Mkt Perform” on Wednesday, January 13. Boenning & Scattergood maintained the shares of FCF in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold” rating. Boenning & Scattergood downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, March 9 report.

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation, through its subsidiary First Commonwealth Bank, provides various consumer and commercial banking services to individuals, and small and mid-sized businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.47 billion. The Company’s consumer services include personal checking accounts, interest-earning checking accounts, savings accounts, insured money market accounts, debit cards, investment certificates, fixed and variable rate certificates of deposit, mortgage loans, secured and unsecured installment loans, construction and real estate loans, safe deposit facilities, credit cards, credit lines with overdraft checking protection, IRA accounts, and automated teller machine services, as well as Internet, mobile, and telephone banking services. It has a 20.42 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s commercial banking services comprise commercial lending, business checking accounts, online account management services, payroll direct deposits, commercial cash management services, and repurchase agreements.

More recent First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) news were published by: Twst.com which released: “First Commonwealth Financial Corporation: First Commonwealth to Host Fourth …” on January 03, 2018. Also Bizjournals.com published the news titled: “First Commonwealth wants to buy more banks” on January 11, 2018. Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “First Commonwealth buying Cincinnati bank for $58M” with publication date: January 11, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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