First Community Corporation Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.09 (FCCO)

First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 19th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be given a dividend of 0.09 per share by the bank on Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 31st.

First Community Corporation (NASDAQ FCCO) traded down 0.44% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $22.85. 50,468 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $21.14 and its 200 day moving average price is $20.82. The firm has a market cap of $153.03 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.62 and a beta of 0.81. First Community Corporation has a one year low of $14.95 and a one year high of $23.55.

First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The bank reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.29 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $9.65 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.79 million. First Community Corporation had a return on equity of 8.52% and a net margin of 17.69%. On average, equities analysts forecast that First Community Corporation will post $1.03 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of First Community Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of First Community Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th.

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In other news, Director George H. Fann, Jr. acquired 1,903 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 21st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $20.35 per share, with a total value of $38,726.05. Following the purchase, the director now owns 86,519 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,760,661.65. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director George H. Fann, Jr. acquired 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 17th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $20.55 per share, for a total transaction of $102,750.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 84,616 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,738,858.80. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 8.60% of the company’s stock.

First Community Corporation Company Profile

First Community Corporation is a bank holding company for First Community Bank (the Bank). 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.

Dividend History for First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO)

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