First Financial Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:FFIN) Institutional Investors 2017 Q4 Sentiment

April 17, 2018 - By Ann Prendergast

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Sentiment for First Financial Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:FFIN)

First Financial Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:FFIN) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.11 in Q4 2017. Its down -0.46, from 1.57 in 2017Q3. The ratio turned negative, as 68 hedge funds started new or increased equity positions, while 61 sold and reduced their positions in First Financial Bankshares Inc. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now own: 34.46 million shares, up from 33.92 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding First Financial Bankshares Inc in their top 10 equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 13 Reduced: 48 Increased: 45 New Position: 23.

First Financial Bankshares, Inc., a financial holding company, through its subsidiaries, provides commercial banking services primarily in Texas. The company has market cap of $3.26 billion. The Company’s services include accepting and holding checking, savings, and time deposits; automated teller machine services; drive-in and night deposit services; safe deposit facilities; remote deposit capture, payroll cards, funds transmitting, Internet banking, and mobile banking services; and other customary commercial banking services. It has a 26.63 P/E ratio. It also provides various loans, such as real estate, commercial, agricultural, and consumer loans to businesses, professionals, individuals, and farm and ranch operations.

The stock increased 0.42% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $48.2. About 44,750 shares traded. First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) has risen 19.22% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.67% the S&P500.

Analysts await First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) to report earnings on April, 19. They expect $0.47 EPS, up 17.50 % or $0.07 from last year’s $0.4 per share. FFIN’s profit will be $31.76M for 25.64 P/E if the $0.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual EPS reported by First Financial Bankshares, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.30 % EPS growth.

Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc holds 0.52% of its portfolio in First Financial Bankshares, Inc. for 1.43 million shares. Champlain Investment Partners Llc owns 771,585 shares or 0.39% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Eulav Asset Management has 0.22% invested in the company for 104,548 shares. The New York-based Neuberger Berman Group Llc has invested 0.19% in the stock. Terril Brothers Inc., a Missouri-based fund reported 8,000 shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 2 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $206,897 activity.

First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of First Financial Bankshares’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating First Financial Bankshares, 0 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $40.0 while the high is $48.0. The stock’s average target of $45.50 is -5.60% below today’s ($48.2) share price. FFIN was included in 9 notes of analysts from October 19, 2017. On Monday, January 29 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, October 19. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill on Friday, January 26 with “Sell”. The stock of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by Stephens. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold” on Monday, January 8. On Monday, February 26 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The stock of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 29 by Hovde Group.

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