Headlines about First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Commonwealth Financial Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.9165451576123 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on FCF shares. Canaccord Genuity reduced their target price on shares of First Commonwealth Financial Corporation from C$4.25 to C$3.25 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of First Commonwealth Financial Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on shares of First Commonwealth Financial Corporation in a report on Friday, September 8th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 target price on shares of First Commonwealth Financial Corporation in a report on Thursday, August 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $9.96.

Shares of First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) remained flat at $$13.78 during trading hours on Friday. 215,270 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 440,064. The company has a current ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09. The firm has a market cap of $1,346.89, a PE ratio of 16.65 and a beta of 0.97. First Commonwealth Financial Corporation has a 1 year low of $10.81 and a 1 year high of $14.76.

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The bank reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $80.46 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $79.29 million. First Commonwealth Financial Corporation had a net margin of 21.96% and a return on equity of 9.53%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 20.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.19 EPS. research analysts predict that First Commonwealth Financial Corporation will post 0.82 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Investors of record on Monday, November 6th will be given a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 3rd. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.32%. First Commonwealth Financial Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.24%.

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About First Commonwealth Financial Corporation

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, First Commonwealth Bank (the Bank), provides a range of consumer and commercial banking services. The Company also provides trust and wealth management services, and offers insurance products through the Bank and its other operating subsidiaries.

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