Saturday, 20 January, 2018

First Bancorp (FBP) A Look at Technical Overview

Shannon Reynolds | 13 January, 2018, 23:55

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: BLACKROCK INC. with 22.84 million shares, VANGUARD GROUP INC with 17.01 million shares, DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP with 11.71 million shares, WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP with 11.64 million shares, and FRONTIER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT CO LLC with 10.6 million shares. They are also projecting the Low EPS estimate of $0 and the High EPS estimate of $0.09. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 98,453 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $3,078,000 after purchasing an additional 19,232 shares in the last quarter. However the company's price to cash per share for most recent quarter stands at 3.65. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500. (NYSE:DVA). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited reported 3,600 shares. Next Century Growth Investors Llc sold 3,395 shares as Visa Inc (V)'s stock rose 5.74%. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Wednesday, September 2 to "Sell". The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $117.48. About 33,833 shares traded. Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) has declined 1.06% since January 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) has trailing twelve month Return on Assets of 0.5%, which is key indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. They were forecasting US$0.12 per share three months ago. FBNC's profit would be $15.72 million giving it 16.83 P/E if the $0.53 EPS is correct.

Analysts on average have given a price target of $6.79 to First Bancorp (FBP) stock. Therefore 29% are positive. First Internet Bancorp had 10 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, November 14 by Gabelli. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, December 21 by Citigroup. The firm has "Buy" rating by Brean Capital given on Monday, October 23. First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) has a current PEG of 2.39. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, November 16. Brean Capital maintained First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) on Monday, October 30 with "Buy" rating. The stock of First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) earned "Buy" rating by Maxim Group on Friday, October 20. State Street Corp now owns 461,813 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $14,436,000 after purchasing an additional 100,632 shares during the last quarter. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of FBP in report on Friday, November 10 with "Buy" rating.

Since December 20, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 sales for $99,180 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.49 in Q3 2017. Its up 2.66, from 1.61 in 2017Q2.

Among 9 analysts covering First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. The Jcsd Capital Llc holds 177,006 shares with $6.09 million value, down from 197,510 last quarter.

Rock Point Advisors Llc, which manages about $351.72 million and $214.70 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Sunpower Corp (NASDAQ:SPWR) by 152,839 shares to 353,190 shares, valued at $2.58M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Citigroup has 0% invested in First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP). Meeder Asset Mgmt Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) for 10,411 shares. Rice Hall James Associates Limited Liability Corp invested in 0.11% or 20,243 shares.

Viewing some popular support and resistance marks on shares of Tesla Inc. Art Advsr Limited Liability holds 13,275 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Arizona State Retirement System reported 94,172 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Schwab Charles Invest holds 103,363 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Public Sector Pension Invest Board reported 116,297 shares stake. Brandes Prtn Lp holds 18,348 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Capital Fund Mngmt stated it has 0% in First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP). (NYSE:DVA). Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 28,102 shares or 0.01% of their United States portfolio. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 113,408 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,045,263.36. It also reduced its holding in Grifols B Adr (NASDAQ:GRFS) by 66,801 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 311,670 shares, and cut its stake in Livanova. Colony Northstar Inc (Prn) was raised too.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $8.03 million activity. About 5.98M shares traded. $1.52M worth of stock was sold by Rodriguez Javier on Thursday, December 7. Mastercard Foundation had sold 87,623 shares worth $11.33 million on Tuesday, August 8. The consensus earnings estimates for the company have stabilized at US$0.06 per share. MKL's profit will be $118.78M for 32.20 P/E if the $8.55 EPS becomes a reality.

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