Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFBI)’s stock price crossed below its two hundred day moving average during trading on Friday . The stock has a two hundred day moving average of $11.96 and traded as low as $11.10. Premier Financial Bancorp shares last traded at $11.11, with a volume of 115,160 shares.

Separately, ValuEngine lowered shares of Premier Financial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, August 3rd.

The company has a market cap of $163.02 million, a P/E ratio of 7.12 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a fifty day moving average price of $11.68 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $11.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 0.85.

Premier Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:PFBI) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 30th. The bank reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Premier Financial Bancorp had a net margin of 27.22% and a return on equity of 9.40%. The business had revenue of $18.70 million during the quarter.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 30th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 15th were paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, September 14th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.40%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Citigroup Inc. raised its position in shares of Premier Financial Bancorp by 45.7% during the first quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 3,855 shares of the bank’s stock worth $48,000 after acquiring an additional 1,209 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. grew its stake in Premier Financial Bancorp by 23.6% during the first quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 15,712 shares of the bank’s stock worth $195,000 after purchasing an additional 3,000 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its stake in Premier Financial Bancorp by 98.9% during the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 19,026 shares of the bank’s stock worth $243,000 after purchasing an additional 9,458 shares during the period. EJF Capital LLC grew its stake in Premier Financial Bancorp by 19.4% during the first quarter. EJF Capital LLC now owns 36,702 shares of the bank’s stock worth $455,000 after purchasing an additional 5,966 shares during the period. Finally, Strs Ohio grew its stake in Premier Financial Bancorp by 8.9% during the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 39,200 shares of the bank’s stock worth $502,000 after purchasing an additional 3,200 shares during the period. 31.57% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Premier Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:PFBI)

Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc offers banking products and services. The company offers demand deposits and interest and non-interest bearing time and savings deposits. The company's deposits include jumbo deposits and retail time deposits. The bank provides commercial and industrial loans, consumer loans, commercial real estate loans, and other loans and leases.

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