First Community Corporation (FCCO) Analysts See $0.29 EPS

September 17, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

 First Community Corporation (FCCO) Analysts See $0.29 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.33, from 1.33 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 3 investors sold First Community Corporation shares while 6 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 7 raised stakes. 2.91 million shares or 1.02% more from 2.88 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Morgan Stanley has 200 shares. Elizabeth Park Advsrs holds 1.65% of its portfolio in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) for 214,711 shares. Blackrock Management, a New Jersey-based fund reported 1,057 shares. Blackrock Fund Advsr reported 0% stake. Manufacturers Life The reported 368,559 shares. Ig Invest Management Ltd reported 34,000 shares stake. Salzhauer Michael accumulated 13,500 shares. Stifel Fin Corp accumulated 14,960 shares. Lba Wealth Management Ltd Liability Corp owns 622 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Vanguard Group Incorporated, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 81,547 shares. Banc Funds Com Llc owns 373,319 shares or 0.29% of their US portfolio. Fj Management Ltd Liability Company owns 324,100 shares. Pinnacle Liability has 0% invested in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO). Deutsche Savings Bank Ag holds 0% or 957 shares in its portfolio. Wellington Grp Inc Limited Liability Partnership invested in 0% or 435,145 shares.

Since May 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $131,269 activity.

Wall Street await First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) to release earnings on October, 18. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.29, up exactly $0.04 or 16.00 % from 2014’s $0.25 EPS. The expected FCCO’s profit could reach $1.94 million giving the stock 17.76 P/E in the case that $0.29 earnings per share is reported. After posting $0.24 EPS for the previous quarter, First Community Corporation’s analysts now forecast 20.83 % EPS growth. The stock increased 4.83% or $0.95 on September 15, reaching $20.6. About 11,830 shares traded or 277.11% up from the average. First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) has risen 43.56% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.86% the S&P500.

First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering First Community (NASDAQ:FCCO), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. First Community had 3 analyst reports since January 7, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, January 19, the company rating was upgraded by Hovde Group. The company was downgraded on Thursday, January 7 by Raymond James. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Hovde Group on Wednesday, December 14.

First Community Corporation is a bank holding firm for First Community Bank . The company has market cap of $137.96 million. 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. It has a 20.38 P/E ratio. The Bank offers a range of traditional banking services and products for professionals and small-to medium-sized businesses, including consumer and commercial, mortgage, brokerage and investment, and insurance services.

More recent First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Ed Tarver Elected to First Community Board of Directors” on May 17, 2017. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “First Community Corporation to Expand Upstate South Carolina Presence” on April 12, 2017. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “First Community Corporation and Cornerstone Bancorp Receive Regulatory …” with publication date: August 21, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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