Analysts See $0.29 EPS for First Community Corporation (FCCO)

September 17, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

 Analysts See $0.29 EPS for First Community Corporation (FCCO)
Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.33, from 1.33 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 3 investors sold First Community Corporation shares while 6 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 7 raised stakes. 2.91 million shares or 1.02% more from 2.88 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
The Colorado-based Jbf Incorporated has invested 0.04% in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO). Salzhauer Michael has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO). Tower Cap Limited Liability Company (Trc) reported 870 shares. Vanguard Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO). Maltese Capital Ltd Company holds 302,571 shares. Blackrock Invest Lc reported 0% in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO). Rmb Capital Management Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.31% in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO). Manufacturers Life Insurance Commerce The holds 368,559 shares. Wellington Mgmt Gp Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 435,145 shares. Lba Wealth Ltd owns 622 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Manitoba – Canada-based Ig Investment Mngmt Ltd has invested 0% in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO). Pinnacle Holdg Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 65,440 shares or 0% of the stock. Blackrock Fund Advisors invested in 1,814 shares or 0% of the stock. Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd reported 1.65% stake. Rbf Capital Lc holds 0.18% or 70,000 shares.

Since May 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $131,269 activity.

Analysts await First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) to report earnings on October, 18. They expect $0.29 earnings per share, up 16.00 % or $0.04 from last year’s $0.25 per share. FCCO’s profit will be $1.94 million for 17.76 P/E if the $0.29 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.24 actual earnings per share reported by First Community Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.83 % EPS growth. The stock increased 4.83% or $0.95 on September 15, reaching $20.6. About 11,830 shares traded or 277.11% up from the average. First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) has risen 43.56% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.86% the S&P500.

First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering First Community (NASDAQ:FCCO), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. First Community had 3 analyst reports since January 7, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Hovde Group on Wednesday, December 14. Raymond James downgraded First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) on Thursday, January 7 to “Mkt Perform” rating. As per Thursday, January 19, the company rating was upgraded by Hovde Group.

First Community Corporation is a bank holding firm for First Community Bank . The company has market cap of $137.96 million. The Bank offers commercial and retail banking services to small-to-medium sized businesses, professional concerns and individuals, primarily in Richland, Lexington, Kershaw and Newberry Counties of South Carolina and the surrounding areas. It has a 20.38 P/E ratio. The Bank offers a range of traditional banking services and products for professionals and small-to medium-sized businesses, including consumer and commercial, mortgage, brokerage and investment, and insurance services.

More recent First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “First Community Corporation to Expand Upstate South Carolina Presence” on April 12, 2017. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Ed Tarver Elected to First Community Board of Directors” on May 17, 2017. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “First Community Corporation and Cornerstone Bancorp Receive Regulatory …” with publication date: August 21, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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