News stories about First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Commonwealth Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.3993697415034 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) opened at $14.89 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,460.00, a P/E ratio of 18.46 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a current ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09. First Commonwealth Financial has a 12-month low of $12.05 and a 12-month high of $15.67.

First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The bank reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $80.46 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $79.29 million. First Commonwealth Financial had a return on equity of 9.53% and a net margin of 21.96%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.19 EPS. analysts forecast that First Commonwealth Financial will post 0.82 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 6th were given a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 3rd. First Commonwealth Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 43.24%.

A number of analysts have issued reports on FCF shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded First Commonwealth Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Canaccord Genuity reduced their price objective on First Commonwealth Financial from C$4.25 to C$3.25 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of First Commonwealth Financial in a research note on Friday, September 8th. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of First Commonwealth Financial in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded First Commonwealth Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.83.

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About First Commonwealth Financial

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, First Commonwealth Bank (the Bank), provides a range of consumer and commercial banking services. The Company also provides trust and wealth management services, and offers insurance products through the Bank and its other operating subsidiaries.

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