News headlines about First Community (NASDAQ:FCCO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Community earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 44.7135499634243 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- First Community Co. Forecasted to Post Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.37 Per Share (FCCO) (americanbankingnews.com)
- $11.42 Million in Sales Expected for First Community Co. (FCCO) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- First Community Co. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.10 (FCCO) (americanbankingnews.com)
- First Community (FCCO) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results (americanbankingnews.com)
- First Community Co. (FCCO) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.31 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
FCCO stock traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $22.97. 10,189 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 13,885. First Community has a 52-week low of $18.50 and a 52-week high of $24.87. The stock has a market cap of $171.07, a P/E ratio of 21.10 and a beta of 0.72. The company has a current ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 30th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 27th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.74%. First Community’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 36.70%.
A number of brokerages have commented on FCCO. ValuEngine raised shares of First Community from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of First Community from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, FIG Partners cut shares of First Community from an “outperform” rating to a “market-perform” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd.
In other news, Director Richard K. Bogan sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.60, for a total value of $64,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 3,709 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $80,114.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 7.38% of the company’s stock.
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About First Community
First Community Corporation operates as the bank holding company for First Community Bank which offers various commercial and retail banking products and services to small-to-medium sized businesses, professional concerns, and individuals. The company operates through four segments: Commercial and Retail Banking, Mortgage Banking, Investment Advisory and Non-Deposit, and Corporate.
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