Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC Acquires 1,048 Shares of First Financial Co. (NASDAQ:THFF)

Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC increased its holdings in First Financial Co. (NASDAQ:THFFGet Rating) by 2.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 50,753 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,048 shares during the period. Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC’s holdings in First Financial were worth $2,293,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in First Financial by 49.2% during the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 691 shares of the bank’s stock worth $31,000 after buying an additional 228 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in First Financial by 10.8% during the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 4,957 shares of the bank’s stock worth $221,000 after buying an additional 482 shares during the period. Quadrant Capital Group LLC boosted its stake in First Financial by 87.8% during the second quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,076 shares of the bank’s stock worth $48,000 after buying an additional 503 shares during the period. Ziegler Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in First Financial by 3.3% during the second quarter. Ziegler Capital Management LLC now owns 26,233 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,167,000 after buying an additional 830 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its stake in First Financial by 21.3% during the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 7,507 shares of the bank’s stock worth $332,000 after buying an additional 1,319 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 73.38% of the company’s stock.

Insider Buying and Selling

In other First Financial news, Director William Curtis Brighton acquired 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 14th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $46.33 per share, with a total value of $46,330.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 20,000 shares in the company, valued at $926,600. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders acquired a total of 2,312 shares of company stock valued at $108,231 over the last three months. 3.41% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Separately, StockNews.com lowered shares of First Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 11th.

First Financial Stock Up 0.1 %

Shares of THFF opened at $44.73 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $537.74 million, a P/E ratio of 8.91 and a beta of 0.60. First Financial Co. has a 12-month low of $41.50 and a 12-month high of $49.90. The company has a current ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $46.67 and a 200-day moving average price of $46.62.

First Financial (NASDAQ:THFFGet Rating) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 25th. The bank reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.39 by $0.11. First Financial had a net margin of 28.59% and a return on equity of 13.39%. The firm had revenue of $55.24 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $53.35 million. Equities research analysts expect that First Financial Co. will post 5.76 earnings per share for the current year.

First Financial Announces Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a None dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 13th. Investors of record on Friday, January 6th were paid a $0.74 dividend. This represents a yield of 2.2%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 5th. First Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 21.51%.

First Financial Profile

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First Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial services. It offers non-interest-bearing demand, interest-bearing demand, savings, time, and other time deposits. The company also provides commercial loans primarily to expand a business or finance asset purchases; residential real estate and residential real estate construction loans; and home equity loans and lines, secured loans, and cash/CD secured and unsecured loans.

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