$0.19 EPS Expected for First Commonwealth Financial (FCF)

July 17, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

 $0.19 EPS Expected for First Commonwealth Financial (FCF)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.6 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.20, from 1.4 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 5 investors sold First Commonwealth Financial shares while 38 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 56.77 million shares or 5.14% more from 53.99 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
3,206 were reported by Barclays Public Limited Liability Com. State Street reported 0% of its portfolio in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF). Ameriprise Financial has invested 0.01% in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF). Vantage Limited Liability Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF). First Commonwealth Financial Pa stated it has 280,842 shares or 4.95% of all its holdings. Pine River Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership stated it has 37,773 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Snow Mngmt L P, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 879,390 shares. Jfs Wealth Lc holds 150 shares. Swiss Fincl Bank holds 0% or 148,000 shares. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al owns 0.01% invested in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) for 45,500 shares. Federated Investors Pa holds 0% of its portfolio in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) for 6,048 shares. Aqr Management Llc stated it has 327,461 shares. Moreover, Mckinley Management Delaware has 0.05% invested in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) for 92,771 shares. 13,548 were reported by Price T Rowe Md. Buckingham Asset Mgmt Limited Co owns 75,741 shares for 0.35% of their portfolio.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 selling transactions for $42,076 activity. 3,267 shares were bought by Johnson Bart E, worth $42,076.

Analysts await First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.19 EPS, up 35.71 % or $0.05 from last year’s $0.14 per share. FCF’s profit will be $16.83 million for 16.93 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.18 actual EPS reported by First Commonwealth Financial for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.56 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.70% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $12.87. About 528,439 shares traded. First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) has risen 38.31% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.61% the S&P500.

First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. First Commonwealth Financial had 8 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, March 9 by Boenning & Scattergood. The rating was initiated by Raymond James on Wednesday, January 13 with “Mkt Perform”. FBR Capital maintained First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) rating on Thursday, January 26. FBR Capital has “Mkt Perform” rating and $15 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 1 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Market Perform” on Wednesday, September 21. The stock of First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) earned “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Monday, March 7.

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The company has market cap of $1.14 billion. The Company, through its subsidiary, First Commonwealth Bank , provides a range of consumer and commercial banking services. It has a 18.16 P/E ratio. The Firm also provides trust and wealth management services, and offers insurance products through the Bank and its other operating subsidiaries.

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