First Bancorp (FBNC) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Following the transaction, the director now owns 7,549 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $148,715.30. The Return on Investment (ROI) ratio of First Bancorp (FBP) is 18.3 percent. Over the last 5 trading sessions, the stock has moved 8.05%. About 47,494 shares traded or 49.64% up from the average. S&T Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:STBA) has risen 34.99% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 18 to "Outperform". Fund Mgmt reported 0% stake. Continental Advisors Llc bought 52,000 shares as the company's stock declined 3.48% while stock markets rallied. Assetmark reported 469 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The stock has a market cap of $1,070.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 1.10. About 358,651 shares traded. The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD) has risen 8.18% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.52% the S&P500.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $169.65 million activity. The insider Oaktree Capital Group Holdings GP - LLC sold 10.00 million shares worth $56.55 million.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.59 in Q3 2017. A year ago the company's sales were $121430 while its sales growth yearly estimates for the current quarter are 1.8%.

First Bancorp (FBP) closed its previous trading session at $5.22 with the gain of 1.95%. 27 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes.

According to Finviz reported data, The SMA20 of the stock is at 2.38 percent, SMA50 is 3.98 percent, while SMA200 is -3.79 percent. Capstone Inv Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company has 38,501 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Spears Abacus Advsr Lc owns 2,030 shares or 0.03% of their U.S. portfolio. 17,600 were reported by Nine Chapters Mngmt Lc. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned approximately 0.26% of First Bancorp worth $1,045,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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HMS Capital Management LLC Purchases New Stake in EPAM Systems, Inc. (EPAM)
One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Thompson Davis And Company invested in 0.09% or 579 shares. 18,162 were reported by Ameritas Investment Ptnrs Inc.

While having a peek at profitability ratios First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) has trailing twelve month gross margin at 0%, its trailing twelve month operating margin stands at 59.6% whereas its trailing twelve month net profit margin spots at 11%. Retirement Planning Gru holds 8,076 shares. Sei holds 0% or 83 shares. American Intl Incorporated has 0% invested in First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) for 149,245 shares. The hedge fund held 116,000 shares of the hospital and nursing management company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.89 million, up from 64,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Two Sigma Securities Limited Liability holds 0.01% or 11,411 shares in its portfolio. Amalgamated Bank boosted its position in shares of Hope Bancorp by 1.8% in the 2nd quarter.

Among 24 analysts covering RPC (NYSE:RES), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive.

Analysts expect S&T Bancorp, Inc. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, July 25 with "Buy". The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with "Overweight" on Friday, April 8. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) earned "Neutral" rating by Citigroup on Monday, November 20. As per Wednesday, October 14, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Piper Jaffray maintained First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) rating on Wednesday, August 2. Brean Capital maintained the shares of FBNC in report on Monday, October 23 with "Buy" rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has "Outperform" rating and $6.50 target. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 77% are positive. (NYSE:RES) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 28 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 13 by Citigroup. On Tuesday, June 6 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with "Buy". Societe Generale upgraded the shares of PEP in report on Monday, December 12 to "Buy" rating. The company has market cap of $91.48 million. The rating was maintained by TH Capital with "Buy" on Thursday, November 12. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 4 with "Outperform". Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, October 20 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 51 investors sold PEP shares while 689 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes. (NYSE:RES) for 1.93 million shares. Moreover, Exxonmobil Invest Management Tx has 0.04% invested in DaVita Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 87,068 shares. Meeder Asset Inc accumulated 10,411 shares. Us Comml Bank De, Minnesota-based fund reported 2,829 shares. Shelton Capital Management now owns 12,630 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $236,000 after acquiring an additional 962 shares during the period. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0% of its portfolio in P. H. Glatfelter Company (NYSE:GLT). (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by KONDO CHRIS. Adirondack invested in 2,105 shares. Public Sector Pension Invest Board reported 116,297 shares stake. They expect $3.75 EPS, up 11.61% or $0.39 from last year's $3.36 per share. Covington holds 1.11% of its portfolio in Pepsico, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 151,108 shares. Prudential Fincl reported 259,563 shares. 108,076 are owned by Evercore Wealth Lc. Hartford Management reported 519,153 shares. Sii Invests Wi owns 0.01% invested in DaVita Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 166,208 shares. $389,506 worth of DaVita Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) was sold by Laguarta Ramon.

Jbf Capital Inc, which manages about $747.05M and $876.40 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alphabet Inc. Cmn Class C by 11,500 shares to 6,000 shares, valued at $5.76M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.


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