Can First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (FCF) shares hit $282258?

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) closed the previous session at $14.29, up by 0.05 or 0.35% higher on its price over the last trading period. Shares of the company have traded -1.18% down in the last 5 days, with the price reaching as high as $14.46 since 11/15/19. The stock however has recovered +1.71% since hitting 5-day low of $14.05. The FCF stock is -3.32% lower than the $14.78 top value it marked over a period of month. First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) has a 52-week price range of $11.33- $14.78. The stock is 18.29% up year-to-date. Can FCF go on to record further gains or will the drop below $14.24 be witnessed again in coming days?

In comparison, let’s see recent movement of other stocks the recent users of Yahoo Finance’s stock information-accessing system have also looked at before they searched First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (FCF). Shares of Peoples Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:PFIS) changed -$0.07 or a drop of -0.14% to close at $49.40, while the stock of DNB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:DNBF) gained nearly 1.00% in the last session to close at price of $46.61. AmeriServ Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:ASRV) advanced $0.01 in value, or 0.24% to see deals exchanging hands at $4.15 in the last period. S&T Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:STBA) gained $0.3 or about 0.79 to see its shares trade at $38.19.

The total number of analysts who have rated FCF as a buy is 3, with just 0 of 7 recommending it as a Sell. 7 analysts of the 0 rated it as underweight; while 4 advised Hold and a further 0 say the stock is Overweight.

Lets us now look at some key statistics for the company and see what they tell us about its books. First Commonwealth Financial Corporation has a market valuation of $1.42 billion, with its Enterprise Value at $1.64 billion. The enterprise value (EV) is 13.41% off First Commonwealth Financial Corporation’s market cap. Shares traded in the last session stood at 282258 while the average trading volume is 349.54K. Insiders own 0.10% of the shares institutions own 70.40% as outstanding shares currently stand at 99.22 million. When we look at the 20-day simple moving average, FCF is 0.47%, while that moves to 4.96% over its 50-day SMA and the SMA200 is 7.67%.

When we look at the consensus estimate for FCF shares, we find that Wall Street analysts have given the average target price of $15.40. The earnings estimate for the current quarter is 0.28, higher than the 0.27 expected for the next quarter. The stock has earnings per share estimate ranging between a low of 0.27 and a high of 0.30, with the coefficient variance at 3.43. For this fiscal year, the estimate climbs to 7.00 versus the 7.00 expected for the next year. FCF has current-year EPS range between a low of 1.07 and a high of 1.11, with the coefficient variance at 1.27.

The stock’s trailing per-earning (P/E) is $13.42 while the forward P/E is $12.63. The company’s trailing 12-month price-to-sales ratio is 4.40. In terms of profitability, the company has a profit margin of 32.70% and a trailing 12-month (ttm) operating margin of 79.10%. FCF is one of the hottest stocks right now and that shows in its potential upside on returns with a 1.30% ROA for the last 12 months and a return on equity (ROE) of 10.50% over the same period.

For the fiscal quarter ending 12/30/2018, First Commonwealth Financial Corporation had revenue of $91.49M. The earnings per share for the most recent quarter were 0.27. The EPS for the recent quarter meet consensus estimates by $0 per share after analysts had predicted $0.27. EPS posted in 2 out of the last 4 quarters have beaten analysts’ estimates. The company’s total fiscal year 2019 revenue is $292.26 billion and an EPS of $1.07, while the annualized dividend $0.40. Current yields for investors stand at 2.80% and the next payment date is 01/29/2020.

The investor community is excited about the FCF stock, with the Barchart 88% Buy showing that the stock could be headed for a massive uptrend. The stock’s 1-month chart already shows that the stock is 5.38% up and 14.05% higher in the last 3 months. Its 12-month performance is showing the stock trending higher by 2.22%. There might be a slight pullback as $14.38 is the first resistance point and if crossed $14.47 should come in play as the second resistance level. FCF could see support around 14.20 and will later test the 14.11 support.