First Financial Bancorp ($FFBC) Possible Buy to $20 Confident Investor Rating: Good

Company name First Financial Bancorp
Stock ticker FFBC
Live stock price [stckqut]FFBC[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good


Employee productivity Fair
Sales growth Poor
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Good
EBIT growth Good


Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $24.37
Target stock price (averages with growth) $22.51
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $16.28
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $15.97

The following company description is from Google Finance:

First Financial Bancorp. (First Financial) is a bank holding company. First Financial is engaged in the business of commercial banking and other banking and banking-related activities through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Financial Bank, National Association (the Bank). The Bank provides banking and financial services products through its three lines of business: commercial, retail and wealth management. The commercial and retail units provide banking services to individuals and businesses, which includes commercial lending, real estate lending and consumer financing. As of September 30, 2012, the Bank had $3.9 billion in loans and $4.9 billion in deposits. On December 10, 2012, the Bank opened a new banking center at Hessville. On December 17, 2012, the Bank opened a new banking center at Anderson. As of December 31, 2012, the Banks operated 122 banking centers.


Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in this stock as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good, in fact the company ranks as a Good company, but there are some concerns with the price of the stock. I am most concern with the lack of growth in revenue.

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