Corinne Finnerty Obtained 248 Shares of First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC); Shorts at Wvs Financial (WVFC) Raised By 200%

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Wvs Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WVFC) had an increase of 200% in short interest. WVFC’s SI was 1,500 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 200% from 500 shares previously. With 2,700 avg volume, 1 days are for Wvs Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WVFC)’s short sellers to cover WVFC’s short positions. The SI to Wvs Financial Corp’s float is 0.11%. The stock decreased 1.49% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $15.91. About 93 shares traded. WVS Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:WVFC) has risen 29.65% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.10% the S&P500.

First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. First Financial Bancorp has $33.0 highest and $17 lowest target. $28.09’s average target is -3.64% below currents $29.15 stock price. First Financial Bancorp had 31 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Sandler O’Neill on Friday, July 28 to “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, July 26. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of FFBC in report on Friday, January 19 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, October 20. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of FFBC in report on Friday, July 7 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, October 23. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 20 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 2 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 26 by Sandler O’Neill. The rating was upgraded by FIG Partners to “Outperform” on Friday, January 22.

Since January 16, 2018, it had 11 buys, and 0 insider sales for $71,603 activity. olszewski richard e also bought $7,586 worth of First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) shares. 341 shares valued at $9,617 were bought by Rahe Maribeth S on Tuesday, January 16. Barker David S bought $9,391 worth of stock or 333 shares. Ach J Wickliffe also bought $2,707 worth of First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) shares. On Tuesday, January 16 FINNERTY CORINNE R bought $6,317 worth of First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) or 224 shares. Another trade for 196 shares valued at $5,527 was bought by MURPH KNAPKE. Shares for $2,707 were bought by kramer william j on Tuesday, January 16.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.52 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 1.36 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 11 investors sold First Financial Bancorp. shares while 45 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 48.03 million shares or 1.15% more from 47.49 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Provident Mngmt invested 1.65% of its portfolio in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas reported 35,483 shares stake. The Minnesota-based Us Financial Bank De has invested 0.02% in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Walthausen & Lc, New York-based fund reported 400,634 shares. 76,959 were reported by Sei Invests. 49,900 are owned by Renaissance Techs Lc. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.01% of its portfolio in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) for 149,923 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 12,409 shares. Kentucky-based Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.01% in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Parametric Port Assocs Limited Liability Co owns 142,464 shares. Pacad Inv holds 1,800 shares. Macquarie Group Inc Ltd invested in 2.76 million shares. First Bancorp holds 549,211 shares or 2.39% of its portfolio. Pnc Financial Svcs Group Inc has invested 0.01% in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 2,882 shares.

The stock increased 1.39% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $29.15. About 468,013 shares traded. First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) has risen 6.03% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.52% the S&P500.

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 $2.87 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 18.69 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.

A legal report filed with the SEC on 19/04/2018 made public that Corinne Finnerty, the director of First Financial Bancorp, ‘s company acquired 248 shares. With avg. share price of $29.1, the trade’s worth is $7,204 US Dollars. And, It’s sure Corinne’s acquisition isn’t going to remain disregarded as she today is having ownership of 55,553 shares – ( 0.06% of First Financial Bancorp’s Market Cap ).

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.50, from 0.5 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 2 investors sold WVS Financial Corp. shares while 2 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 2 raised stakes. 341,646 shares or 1.14% more from 337,792 shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Wells Fargo Mn reported 0% stake. Rodgers Brothers holds 0.87% or 171,606 shares in its portfolio. State Bank Of America De has invested 0% of its portfolio in WVS Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:WVFC). Dimensional Fund Advsr Ltd Partnership holds 0% in WVS Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:WVFC) or 35,915 shares. S&T Financial Bank Pa holds 0.04% or 16,500 shares. Vanguard Gru has invested 0% in WVS Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:WVFC). Vantage Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.01% or 3,000 shares. Stratos Wealth Prtn Ltd invested in 0% or 250 shares. Gendell Jeffrey L reported 100,341 shares. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada has 0% invested in WVS Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:WVFC). Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 1 shares. Blackrock holds 0% in WVS Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:WVFC) or 356 shares.

WVS Financial Corp. operates as the bank holding firm for West View Savings Bank that provides various banking services and products to residents and businesses. The company has market cap of $31.95 million. The firm offers various deposit products, including regular savings accounts, demand accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, money market deposit accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as individual retirement account certificates. It has a 16.93 P/E ratio. It also provides single-family and multi-family residential real estate loans; commercial real estate loans; construction loans; land acquisition and development loans; commercial loans comprising loans secured by accounts receivable, marketable investment securities, business inventory and equipment, and related collaterals; and consumer loans, such as home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, loans secured by deposit accounts, and personal and education loans.

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