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First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC) Touches $28.15 Formed H&S; CoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) Had 8 Analysts Last Week

Among 8 analysts covering CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. CoStar Group had 15 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 26 by Needham. SunTrust maintained CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) rating on Friday, October 20. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $310.0 target. The stock of CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Monday, August 22. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 26 by SunTrust. The stock of CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Bank of America. As per Tuesday, December 20, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. The stock of CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Zacks. See CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) latest ratings:

29/11/2017 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $350.0
08/11/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Buy New Target: $359 Initiates Coverage On
26/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $335.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $325.0 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: B. Riley & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $335.0
20/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $310.0 Maintain
05/10/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Buy New Target: $306 Maintain
28/07/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy New Target: $320.0000
05/07/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $310.0000

First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC) formed inverse H&S with $30.68 target or 9.00% above today’s $28.15 share price. First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC) has $1.75B valuation. The stock increased 0.54% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $28.15. About 12,868 shares traded. First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) has risen 33.86% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.16% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. First Financial Bancorp had 25 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Barclays Capital. Stephens maintained the shares of FFBC in report on Wednesday, July 26 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Friday, October 6. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was upgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Monday, January 25 report. The stock of First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 20 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, January 25 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Sandler O’Neill upgraded First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) on Tuesday, January 26 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Underweight” on Monday, October 26. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 23 with “Underweight”.

Analysts await First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) to report earnings on January, 18. They expect $0.41 earnings per share, up 7.89% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.38 per share. FFBC’s profit will be $25.44M for 17.16 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual earnings per share reported by First Financial Bancorp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.82% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.24, from 1.31 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 17 investors sold First Financial Bancorp. shares while 50 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 45.71 million shares or 0.96% less from 46.16 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Rhumbline Advisers has 129,811 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. First Manhattan has 0% invested in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) for 4,668 shares. Invesco Ltd invested in 250,378 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity, New Jersey-based fund reported 13,100 shares. Macquarie reported 2.54M shares. Moreover, Bancorporation Of America De has 0% invested in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Da Davidson invested 0% of its portfolio in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Tru Of Vermont invested 0% of its portfolio in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Guggenheim Cap has 37,525 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Legal General Grp Incorporated Public Limited Company holds 0% of its portfolio in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) for 123,816 shares. The Switzerland-based Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Moreover, Sei Communication has 0% invested in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) for 27,851 shares. The New York-based Jane Street Ltd Liability has invested 0% in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Geode Cap Management Limited Liability invested 0.01% of its portfolio in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Nationwide Fund Advsr reported 0.01% in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC).

The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $292.31. About 6,360 shares traded. CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) has risen 29.48% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.78% the S&P500.

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