Strs Ohio trimmed its position in shares of First Financial Corp (NASDAQ:THFF) by 2.6% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 15,100 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 400 shares during the period. Strs Ohio’s holdings in First Financial were worth $606,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in THFF. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in First Financial by 268.3% during the fourth quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,510 shares of the bank’s stock worth $61,000 after acquiring an additional 1,100 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc increased its position in First Financial by 1.3% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 531,099 shares of the bank’s stock worth $26,661,000 after acquiring an additional 6,795 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in First Financial by 1.3% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 531,099 shares of the bank’s stock worth $26,661,000 after acquiring an additional 6,795 shares during the period. Koshinski Asset Management Inc. increased its position in First Financial by 46.0% during the third quarter. Koshinski Asset Management Inc. now owns 14,345 shares of the bank’s stock worth $720,000 after acquiring an additional 4,522 shares during the period. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in First Financial by 52.8% during the third quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 7,952 shares of the bank’s stock worth $399,000 after acquiring an additional 2,749 shares during the period. 53.34% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

THFF opened at $42.25 on Friday. First Financial Corp has a fifty-two week low of $37.41 and a fifty-two week high of $53.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a current ratio of 0.81. The firm has a market cap of $525.99 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.09 and a beta of 0.93.

First Financial (NASDAQ:THFF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 1st. The bank reported $0.90 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.91 by ($0.01). First Financial had a return on equity of 11.07% and a net margin of 28.33%. The business had revenue of $37.83 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.41 million. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that First Financial Corp will post 3.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 8th were paid a dividend of $0.51 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, January 7th. This represents a yield of 2.21%. First Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 26.84%.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of First Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of First Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 15th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of First Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 13th.

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First Financial Company Profile

First Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial services. The company offers commercial, mortgage, and consumer lending; lease financing; trust account; depositor; and insurance services. Its deposit products include interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing demand deposits, savings deposits, time deposits, and other time deposits; and loan products comprise commercial real estate loans, commercial loans, consumer loans, and residential real estate and construction loans.

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