First Financial Bancorp (Ohio) (FFBC)

29.15
0.40 1.39
NASDAQ : Finance
Prev Close 28.75
Open 28.65
Day Low/High 28.65 / 29.35
52 Wk Low/High 22.80 / 29.65
Volume 550.99K
Avg Volume 528.60K
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares Outstanding 98.42M
Market Cap 2.86B
EPS 1.60
P/E Ratio 18.46
Div & Yield 0.76 (2.41%)

Latest News

First Financial Announces 12% Increase To Quarterly Dividend

First Financial Announces 12% Increase To Quarterly Dividend

Dividend payment timing accelerated

First Week of August 17th Options Trading For First Financial Bancorp (FFBC)

First Week of August 17th Options Trading For First Financial Bancorp (FFBC)

Investors in First Financial Bancorp saw new options begin trading this week, for the August 17th expiration. One of the key inputs that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 220 days until expiration the newly trading contracts represent a possible opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.

First Financial Bancorp Stock Sees Short Interest Make 12.4% Move

First Financial Bancorp Stock Sees Short Interest Make 12.4% Move

The most recent short interest data has been released for the 08/31/2017 settlement date, which shows a 257,977 share increase in total short interest for First Financial Bancorp , to 2,336,695, an increase of 12.41% since 08/15/2017. Total short interest is just one way to look at short data; another metric that we here at Dividend Channel find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded.

FFBC Crosses Above Average Analyst Target

In recent trading, shares of First Financial Bancorp have crossed above the average analyst 12-month target price of $27.25, changing hands for $27.85/share. When a stock reaches the target an analyst has set, the analyst logically has two ways to react: downgrade on valuation, or, re-adjust their target price to a higher level.

Ex-Dividend Reminder: First Financial Bancorp, Allstate and Kinsale Capital Group

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/31/17, First Financial Bancorp , Allstate Corp. , and Kinsale Capital Group Inc will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends.

Short Interest Drops 42% For FFBC

Short Interest Drops 42% For FFBC

The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 12/31/2015 settlement date, which shows a 550,441 share decrease in total short interest for First Financial Bancorp , to 763,728, a decrease of 41.89% since 12/15/2015. Total short interest is just one way to look at short data; another metric that we here at Dividend Channel find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded.

First Financial Bancorp Stock Sees Short Interest Decrease By 18.6%

First Financial Bancorp Stock Sees Short Interest Decrease By 18.6%

The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 10/30/2015 settlement date, which shows a 344,884 share decrease in total short interest for First Financial Bancorp , to 1,507,498, a decrease of 18.62% since 10/15/2015. Total short interest is just one way to look at short data; another metric that we here at Dividend Channel find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded.

First Week of February 2016 Options Trading For First Financial Bancorp (FFBC)

First Week of February 2016 Options Trading For First Financial Bancorp (FFBC)

Investors in First Financial Bancorp saw new options become available this week, for the February 2016 expiration. One of the key inputs that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 141 days until expiration the newly available contracts represent a potential opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.

Ex-Dividend Reminder: First Financial Bancorp, Piedmont Office Realty Trust And Tessera Technologies

Ex-Dividend Reminder: First Financial Bancorp, Piedmont Office Realty Trust And Tessera Technologies

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/26/15, First Financial Bancorp , Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc , and Tessera Technologies Inc will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. First Financial Bancorp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.16 on 10/1/15, Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.21 on 9/18/15, and Tessera Technologies Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.20 on 9/18/15.

FFBC Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level

FFBC Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level

In trading on Thursday, shares of First Financial Bancorp crossed below their 200 day moving average of $17.00, changing hands as low as $16.84 per share. First Financial Bancorp shares are currently trading down about 0.5% on the day.

Short Interest In First Financial Bancorp Increases 16.3%

Short Interest In First Financial Bancorp Increases 16.3%

The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 01/30/2015 settlement date, which shows a 262,715 share increase in total short interest for First Financial Bancorp , to 1,870,147, an increase of 16.34% since 01/15/2015. Total short interest is just one way to look at short data; another metric that we here at Dividend Channel find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded.

First Week of May 2015 Options Trading For First Financial Bancorp (FFBC)

First Week of May 2015 Options Trading For First Financial Bancorp (FFBC)

Investors in First Financial Bancorp saw new options begin trading this week, for the May 2015 expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 144 days until expiration the newly trading contracts represent a potential opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.

First Financial Bancorp (FFBC) Upgraded From Hold to Buy

First Financial Bancorp (FFBC) Upgraded From Hold to Buy

First Financial Bancorp (FFBC) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from Hold to Buy with a ratings score of B.

Ratings Changes Today

TheStreet Quant Ratings provides fair and objective information to help you make educated investing decisions. We rate over 4,300 stocks daily and provide 5-page PDF reports for each stock. These ratings can change daily and today's changes are reflected in the email below. If you are looking to check-up on the stocks you currently own or are looking for new ideas, you can find our full database of password-protected ratings reports in our proprietary ratings screener: http://www.thestreet.com/k/qr/flat/stock-screener.html Upgrades: ACRX, ADT, CMGE, DMRC, FCN, FFBC, GVA, ORBC, PMC, SPOK, TCPC Downgrades: ATVI, BRKR, ICPT, LBIX, LUK, MPAA, PEGA, PHI, RIG Initiations: AAOI, AR, CXP, LDRH, QTS, SFXE, SGM, WNRL, XLRN Read on to get TheStreet Quant Ratings' detailed report:

First Financial Bancorp (FFBC) Shares Cross Above 200 DMA

First Financial Bancorp (FFBC) Shares Cross Above 200 DMA

In trading on Wednesday, shares of First Financial Bancorp crossed above their 200 day moving average of $16.68, changing hands as high as $16.72 per share. First Financial Bancorp shares are currently trading up about 1% on the day.

First Financial Bancorph (FFBC) Downgraded From Buy to Hold

First Financial Bancorph (FFBC) Downgraded From Buy to Hold

First Financial Bancorp (FFBC) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from Buy to Hold with a ratings score of C+.

Ratings Changes Today

Upgrades: BNNY, MPET, USAT, WPX Downgrades: FFBC Initiations: None Read on to get TheStreet Quant Ratings' detailed report:

FFBC Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level

FFBC Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level

In trading on Tuesday, shares of First Financial Bancorp crossed above their 200 day moving average of $16.81, changing hands as high as $16.89 per share. First Financial Bancorp shares are currently trading up about 0.9% on the day.

Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - FFBC

Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - FFBC

In trading on Friday, shares of First Financial Bancorp crossed below their 200 day moving average of $16.60, changing hands as low as $16.59 per share. First Financial Bancorp shares are currently trading down about 0.6% on the day.

First Financial Bancorp Stock Upgraded (FFBC)

First Financial Bancorp Stock Upgraded (FFBC)

First Financial Bancorp (Nasdaq:FFBC) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from a hold to buy.

Ratings Changes Today

Upgrades: FFBC, GRT, GTS, QEP, RDY Downgrades: None Initiations: EPZM, FRBA, KMDA Read on to get TheStreet Quant Ratings' detailed report:

TheStreet Quant Rating: A (Buy)