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First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC) Reaches $29.30 52-Week High; Root9b Holdings (RTNB) Shorts Down By 65.92%

Root9b Holdings Incorporated (OTCMKTS:RTNB) had a decrease of 65.92% in short interest. RTNB’s SI was 127,200 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 65.92% from 373,200 shares previously. With 169,000 avg volume, 1 days are for Root9b Holdings Incorporated (OTCMKTS:RTNB)’s short sellers to cover RTNB’s short positions. The SI to Root9b Holdings Incorporated’s float is 2.9%. It closed at $0.15 lastly. It is down 0.00% since January 24, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

The stock of First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) hit a new 52-week high and has $31.94 target or 9.00% above today’s $29.30 share price. The 5 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $1.82 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Jan, 24 by If the $31.94 price target is reached, the company will be worth $163.62M more. The stock increased 0.86% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $29.3. About 39,909 shares traded. First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) has risen 33.86% since January 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.16% the S&P500.

root9B Holdings, Inc. provides cybersecurity and business advisory services primarily in regulatory risk mitigation in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $915,040. The companyÂ’s Cyber Solutions segment offers cyber security, advanced technology training, operational support, and consulting services. It currently has negative earnings. This segment provides cyber activities assessments, analysis and testing, cyber training, forensics, exploitation, and strategic defense planning services.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 11 insider buys, and 1 sale for $47,263 activity. On Thursday, August 17 the insider Ringwald Bradley J sold $24,340. Barker David S bought 333 shares worth $9,391. Another trade for 203 shares valued at $5,725 was bought by PURKRABEK KNUST SUSAN L. 297 shares valued at $8,376 were bought by Meyer Jeffrey D on Tuesday, January 16. 287 shares valued at $8,094 were bought by Neighbours John T on Tuesday, January 16. 341 shares valued at $9,617 were bought by Rahe Maribeth S on Tuesday, January 16. FINNERTY CORINNE R also bought $6,317 worth of First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) shares.

Among 12 analysts covering First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. First Financial Bancorp had 29 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Friday, January 22 by FIG Partners. The firm has “Buy” rating by Hilliard Lyons given on Monday, January 22. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, January 25. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of FFBC in report on Monday, October 26 with “Underweight” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) on Friday, January 19 with “Hold” rating. The stock of First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) earned “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, October 6. The stock of First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) earned “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, July 27. Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded the shares of FFBC in report on Monday, January 25 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Monday, October 23. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, July 28 report.

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