First Bancorp (FBNC) investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2018 Q1. It’s down -1.60, from 2.71 in 2017Q4. The ratio dived, as 63 investment professionals started new and increased positions, while 57 trimmed and sold equity positions in First Bancorp. The investment professionals in our database now have: 18.17 million shares, up from 17.80 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of investment professionals holding First Bancorp in top ten positions increased from 3 to 4 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 12 Reduced: 45 Increased: 42 New Position: 21.
Analysts await First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $0.70 earnings per share, up 55.56% or $0.25 from last year’s $0.45 per share. FBNC’s profit will be $20.77 million for 14.45 P/E if the $0.70 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.70 actual earnings per share reported by First Bancorp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.
Another recent and important First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) news was published by Streetinsider.com which published an article titled: “Raymond James Downgrades First Bancorp (FBNC) to Market Perform” on July 11, 2018.
First Bancorp operates as the bank holding firm for First Bank that provides banking services and products for individuals and small to medium-sized businesses primarily in North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. The company has market cap of $1.20 billion. It accepts deposit products, such as checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as time deposits, including certificates of deposits and individual retirement accounts. It has a 18.56 P/E ratio. The firm also offers loans for a range of consumer and commercial purposes comprising loans for business, agriculture, real estate, personal uses, home improvement, and automobiles.
The stock decreased 1.41% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $40.45. About 45,536 shares traded. First Bancorp (FBNC) has risen 43.86% since July 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.29% the S&P500. Some Historical FBNC News: 19/04/2018 – PREMIER FINANCIAL BANCORP INC – FIRST BANK WILL BE MERGED INTO PREMIER BANK, INC., A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF PREMIER; 15/03/2018 – First Bancorp NC Raises Dividend to 10c Vs. 8c; 09/04/2018 – TRIUMPH BANCORP INC – SIGNED DEFINITIVE AGREEMENTS TO ACQUIRE FIRST BANCORP OF DURANGO, INC. AND SOUTHERN COLORADO CORP; 19/04/2018 – PREMIER FINANCIAL BANCORP INC – DEAL FOR $32.00 PER FIRST BANK SHARE; 09/04/2018 – Triumph Bancorp Expects First Bancorp Deal to Close During 3Q; 24/04/2018 – First Bancorp NC 1Q EPS 70c; 19/04/2018 – Fitch Upgrades First Bank of Nigeria’s Subordinated Notes to ‘CCC+’; 19/04/2018 – Premier Fincl Bancorp, Inc. Announces Agreement to Purchase First Bank of Charleston; 09/04/2018 – TRIUMPH BANCORP TO BUY FIRST BANCORP OF DURANGO, SOUTHERN CO,; 09/04/2018 – TRIUMPH TO BUY FIRST BANCORP OF DURANGO, SOUTHERN COLORADO
Seidman Lawrence B holds 8.24% of its portfolio in First Bancorp for 303,348 shares. Jcsd Capital Llc owns 155,000 shares or 4.03% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mendon Capital Advisors Corp has 3.06% invested in the company for 945,019 shares. The Massachusetts-based Castine Capital Management Llc has invested 2.08% in the stock. Stieven Capital Advisors L.P., a Missouri-based fund reported 335,479 shares.
Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buying transaction, and 3 insider sales for $234,736 activity.
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