Strs Ohio Cuts Position in First Financial Corp (THFF)

Strs Ohio lessened its holdings in First Financial Corp (NASDAQ:THFF) by 14.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 15,500 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 2,700 shares during the quarter. Strs Ohio owned about 0.13% of First Financial worth $778,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of THFF. Kessler Investment Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of First Financial during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $102,000. First Trust Advisors LP grew its stake in shares of First Financial by 19.8% during the 2nd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 30,100 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,365,000 after purchasing an additional 4,983 shares during the period. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of First Financial during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $1,772,000. LSV Asset Management grew its stake in shares of First Financial by 6.4% during the 2nd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 147,053 shares of the bank’s stock worth $6,668,000 after purchasing an additional 8,900 shares during the period. Finally, Swiss National Bank grew its stake in shares of First Financial by 22.9% during the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 18,226 shares of the bank’s stock worth $827,000 after purchasing an additional 3,400 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 54.64% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on THFF shares. ValuEngine raised shares of First Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 14th. BidaskClub raised shares of First Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of First Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 30th.

Shares of NASDAQ THFF opened at $46.39 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $568.63 million, a PE ratio of 16.00 and a beta of 0.93. First Financial Corp has a 12 month low of $40.75 and a 12 month high of $53.05.

First Financial (NASDAQ:THFF) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 23rd. The bank reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.03. First Financial had a return on equity of 10.68% and a net margin of 23.65%. The firm had revenue of $37.74 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.60 million. Research analysts forecast that First Financial Corp will post 3.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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First Financial Profile

First Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial services. The company offers commercial, mortgage, and consumer lending; lease financing; trust account; depositor; and insurance services. Its deposit products include interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing demand deposits, savings deposits, time deposits, and other time deposits; and loan products comprise commercial real estate loans, commercial loans, consumer loans, and residential real estate and construction loans.

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