First Community Corporation (FCCO) Analysts See $0.29 EPS

September 17, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

 First Community Corporation (FCCO) Analysts See $0.29 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.33, from 1.33 in 2016Q3. It worsened, 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.
Wellington Gp Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 435,145 shares. Ig Management Ltd invested 0% of its portfolio in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO). Maltese Capital Mngmt Lc has 0.49% invested in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) for 302,571 shares. Rmb Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.31% in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) or 317,545 shares. Pinnacle Lc holds 65,440 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Vanguard Group, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 81,547 shares. Lba Wealth Limited Liability has invested 0.01% in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO). Tower Research Limited Liability Com (Trc) has invested 0% in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO). Moreover, Asset has 0.17% invested in First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO). Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd invested in 1.65% or 214,711 shares. Manufacturers Life Communication The invested in 368,559 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Jbf invested in 19,301 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Blackrock Investment Mgmt Lc holds 0% or 1,057 shares in its portfolio. Rbf Capital Ltd Llc owns 70,000 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Banc Funds Ltd Liability Corp invested in 373,319 shares or 0.29% of the stock.

Since May 19, 2017, it had 0 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 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. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, January 7. The company was upgraded on Thursday, January 19 by Hovde Group. 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: “First Community Corporation to Expand Upstate South Carolina Presence” on April 12, 2017. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Ed Tarver Elected to First Community Board of Directors” on May 17, 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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