EPS for First Community Corporation (FCCO) Expected At $0.29

September 17, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

 EPS for First Community Corporation (FCCO) Expected At $0.29
Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.33, from 1.33 in 2016Q3. It is negative, 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.
Asset Advsrs Corporation reported 47,608 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Rbf Lc has 70,000 shares. Tower Capital Lc (Trc) has 0% invested in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) for 870 shares. Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag owns 0% invested in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) for 957 shares. Maltese Capital Mgmt Ltd Co has 0.49% invested in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO). Pinnacle Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 65,440 shares. Salzhauer Michael holds 13,500 shares. Stifel Corporation accumulated 14,960 shares or 0% of the stock. Ig Invest Ltd holds 0% or 34,000 shares. 1,057 are owned by Blackrock Investment Ltd Liability. Fj Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc has 324,100 shares for 0.87% of their portfolio. Wellington Gp Limited Liability Partnership has 435,145 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, Lba Wealth Management Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.01% invested in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO). Blackrock Fund reported 0% stake. Vanguard reported 0% of its portfolio in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO).

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

Wall Street await First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) to release earnings on October, 18. Analysts forecast EPS 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. The stock of First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 19 by Hovde Group. Hovde Group initiated First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) rating on Wednesday, December 14. Hovde Group has “Market Perform” rating and $20 target. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Mkt Perform” on Thursday, January 7.

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: “First Community Corporation and Cornerstone Bancorp Receive Regulatory …” on August 21, 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: “Ed Tarver Elected to First Community Board of Directors” with publication date: May 17, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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