First Community (NASDAQ:FCCO) Announces Earnings Results

First Community (NASDAQ:FCCOGet Free Report) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The bank reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34, Yahoo Finance reports. First Community had a return on equity of 9.43% and a net margin of 14.25%.

First Community Stock Up 1.0 %

Shares of NASDAQ:FCCO opened at $15.95 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $121.70 million, a PE ratio of 10.36 and a beta of 0.43. First Community has a 52-week low of $15.40 and a 52-week high of $22.00. The company has a fifty day moving average of $16.85 and a 200-day moving average of $17.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 0.77 and a current ratio of 0.78.

First Community Dividend Announcement

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 20th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 6th were issued a dividend of $0.14 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, February 5th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.51%. First Community’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 36.36%.

Institutional Trading of First Community

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in First Community by 3.1% during the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 405,949 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $8,740,000 after acquiring an additional 12,029 shares during the last quarter. Hobbs Group Advisors LLC bought a new stake in First Community during the fourth quarter valued at $138,000. Barclays PLC boosted its position in shares of First Community by 188.5% during the 4th quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 13,281 shares of the bank’s stock worth $286,000 after purchasing an additional 8,677 shares in the last quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of First Community during the 4th quarter worth about $218,000. Finally, Advisory Services Network LLC bought a new position in shares of First Community during the 4th quarter worth about $90,000. Institutional investors own 61.25% of the company’s stock.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several brokerages recently issued reports on FCCO. Raymond James upgraded First Community from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $21.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. upgraded First Community from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th.

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About First Community

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First Community Corporation operates as the bank holding company for First Community Bank that provides various commercial and retail banking products and services to small-to-medium sized businesses, professionals, and individuals. The company operates through Commercial and Retail Banking, Mortgage Banking, and Investment Advisory and Non-Deposit segments.

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