First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC) Touches $27.25 Formed H&S; Kewaunee Scientific Has 0.88 Sentiment

Kewaunee Scientific Corporation designs, makes, and installs laboratory, healthcare, and technical furniture products. The company has market cap of $75.75 million. The firm operates in two divisions, Domestic and International. It has a 16.54 P/E ratio. The Company’s products include steel, wood, laminate furniture, fume hoods, biological safety cabinets, laminar flow and ductless hoods, adaptable modular and column systems, moveable workstations and carts, epoxy resin worksurfaces, sinks, and accessories and related design services.

First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC) formed inverse H&S with $28.61 target or 5.00% above today’s $27.25 share price. First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC) has $1.69B valuation. The stock decreased 1.27% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $27.25. About 224,093 shares traded. First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) has risen 33.86% since December 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.16% the S&P500.

Perritt Capital Management Inc holds 0.39% of its portfolio in Kewaunee Scientific Corporation for 49,869 shares. North Star Investment Management Corp. owns 82,625 shares or 0.31% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Salem Investment Counselors Inc has 0.19% invested in the company for 54,625 shares. The Wisconsin-based Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc has invested 0.13% in the stock. Carroll Financial Associates Inc., a North Carolina-based fund reported 4,800 shares.

The stock decreased 1.61% or $0.4556 during the last trading session, reaching $27.8444. About 2,368 shares traded. Kewaunee Scientific Corporation (KEQU) has risen 38.94% since December 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.24% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. First Financial Bancorp has $32.0 highest and $17 lowest target. $25.75’s average target is -5.50% below currents $27.25 stock price. First Financial Bancorp had 26 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FIG Partners upgraded First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) on Friday, January 22 to “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, March 10. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $28.0 target in Thursday, September 7 report. The stock of First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 3. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 26 with “Underweight”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $18 target in Monday, January 25 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Stephens. PiperJaffray initiated the shares of FFBC in report on Thursday, October 6 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 7 by RBC Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of FFBC in report on Monday, October 23 with “Hold” rating.

Analysts await First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) to report earnings on January, 18. They expect $0.41 EPS, up 7.89% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.38 per share. FFBC’s profit will be $25.44 million for 16.62 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual EPS reported by First Financial Bancorp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.82% negative EPS growth.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $24,340 activity. The insider Ringwald Bradley J sold $24,340.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.29, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 14 investors sold First Financial Bancorp. shares while 45 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 47.49 million shares or 3.88% more from 45.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Jpmorgan Chase And holds 0.02% or 2.61M shares. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.99% in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Laurion Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 16,412 shares. Fifth Third Natl Bank holds 1,620 shares. Shoker Counsel has invested 1.04% in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). California Pub Employees Retirement Sys holds 104,444 shares. Tompkins Corporation owns 0.01% invested in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) for 1,912 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% of its portfolio in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) for 133,233 shares. Ameritas Inv Prtnrs Inc reported 5,410 shares. Employees Retirement System Of Ohio invested in 3,159 shares or 0% of the stock. Johnson Invest Counsel invested in 0.17% or 253,042 shares. The Missouri-based Stifel Fincl has invested 0% in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Parametric Port Assoc Llc has invested 0% in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Citigroup, a New York-based fund reported 20,524 shares. Piedmont Inv Advisors Ltd reported 0.01% stake.