Headlines about First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Community Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 46.0517418764928 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
FCCO has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of First Community Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of First Community Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st.
First Community Corporation (NASDAQ:FCCO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The bank reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by ($0.02). First Community Corporation had a return on equity of 8.24% and a net margin of 17.39%. The firm had revenue of $9.69 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.42 million.
In other news, Director George H. Fann, Jr. purchased 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 17th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $20.55 per share, with a total value of $102,750.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 84,616 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,738,858.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director George H. Fann, Jr. purchased 1,903 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 21st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $20.35 per share, for a total transaction of $38,726.05. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 86,519 shares in the company, valued at $1,760,661.65. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 8.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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First Community Corporation Company Profile
First Community Corporation is a bank holding company for First Community Bank (the Bank). The Bank offers commercial and retail banking services to small-to-medium sized businesses, professional concerns and individuals, primarily in Richland, Lexington, Kershaw and Newberry Counties of South Carolina and the surrounding areas.
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