The Insider and director of First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC), John Neighbours, Picked up 287 Shares; Last Week Metro Inc. (TSE:MRU) Analysts

Among 7 analysts covering Metro Inc. (TSE:MRU), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Metro Inc. has $52 highest and $2 lowest target. $46.75’s average target is 14.84% above currents $40.71 stock price. Metro Inc. had 51 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, November 17. Scotia Capital maintained Metro Inc. (TSE:MRU) on Wednesday, January 25 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James given on Wednesday, January 25. As per Wednesday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by Raymond James. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, April 19 by Scotia Capital. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 22 by Dundee Securities. Scotia Capital maintained the shares of MRU in report on Wednesday, January 18 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, November 17 by Scotia Capital. TD Securities maintained Metro Inc. (TSE:MRU) rating on Monday, January 23. TD Securities has “Hold” rating and $45 target. The firm has “Sector Outperformer” rating given on Thursday, August 13 by IBC. See Metro Inc. (TSE:MRU) latest ratings:

23/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Sector Perform Old Target: $47.00 New Target: $44.00 Target Down
29/09/2017 Broker: Desjardins Securities Rating: Old Target: $48.00 New Target: $50.00 Target Up
15/09/2017 Broker: Eight Capital Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $50.00 New Target: $47.00 Target Down
17/08/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Old Target: $53.00 New Target: $51.00 Target Down
17/08/2017 Broker: IBC Rating: Old Target: $48.00 New Target: $46.00 Target Down
17/08/2017 Broker: Eight Capital Rating: Old Target: $52.00 New Target: $50.00 Target Down
17/08/2017 Broker: National Bank Canada Rating: Sector Perform Old Target: $48.00 New Target: $47.00 Target Down
17/08/2017 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Outperform Old Target: $52.00 New Target: $48.00 Target Down
17/08/2017 Broker: Scotia Capital Rating: Outperform Old Target: $54.00 New Target: $51.00 Target Down
17/08/2017 Broker: TD Securities Rating: Old Target: $50.00 New Target: $49.00 Target Down

The director of First Financial Bancorp, John Neighbours, has just bought – 287 shares of the corporation he’s leading and supervising – coming to a cumulative transaction value of $8,094 USD (this based on average share price of $28.2). At present, he holds 4,239 shares or 0.01% of First Financial Bancorp’s market cap.

Metro Inc. operates as a retailer and distributor in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Canada. The company has market cap of $9.25 billion. It operates supermarkets, discount and convenience stores, and food stores that provide grocery products, general merchandise, non-perishable goods, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, meats, frozen foods, bakery and deli products, and pastry and charcutery products, as well as perishable products. It has a 15.84 P/E ratio. The firm also acts as a franchisor and distributor for 184 drugstores owned by independent pharmacists.

The stock increased 0.44% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $40.71. About 465,358 shares traded or 4.81% up from the average. Metro Inc. (TSE:MRU) has 0.00% since January 18, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.72% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $28.15. About 303,726 shares traded. First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) has risen 33.86% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.16% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.29, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 45,374 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Neumeier Poma Inv Counsel Llc stated it has 2.72% of its portfolio in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Shoker Invest Counsel Incorporated invested in 52,763 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue owns 0.02% invested in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) for 12,339 shares. Prudential Fin accumulated 365,865 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Tompkins Financial reported 0.01% stake. Zebra Capital Mgmt Ltd Company invested in 8,871 shares or 0.08% of the stock. 123,978 were reported by Legal & General Gru Public Limited Com. Quantbot Lp holds 3,256 shares. Citadel Limited Liability Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Bartlett & Co Ltd Liability Co owns 4,182 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Kennedy Inc invested in 142,500 shares or 0.07% of the stock. California State Teachers Retirement Systems has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). First Lp owns 142,671 shares. 34,421 are held by Price T Rowe Associate Md.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 4 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $369 activity. $9,391 worth of First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) shares were bought by Barker David S. 96 shares were bought by Ach J Wickliffe, worth $2,707. 197 First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) shares with value of $5,556 were bought by Booth Cynthia O. 1,000 shares were sold by Ringwald Bradley J, worth $24,340. The insider FINNERTY CORINNE R bought $6,317.

First Financial Bancorp. operates as the bank holding firm for First Financial Bank that provides commercial banking and other banking, and banking-related services to individuals and businesses in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. The company has market cap of $1.75 billion. The firm accepts various deposit products, such as interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing accounts, time deposits, and cash management services for commercial customers. It has a 18.28 P/E ratio. It also provides real estate loans secured by residential property or commercial property; commercial and industrial loans for various purposes, including inventory, receivables, and equipment; consumer loans comprising new and used vehicle loans, second mortgages on residential real estate, and unsecured loans; and home equity lines of credit.