First BanCorp. (FBP): A Brand-New Opportunity for Investors

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First BanCorp. kicked off the trading day on 10/15/19 with a price increase of 0.30%, equivalent to $0.03 relative change for the day. Taking a more long-term approach, FBP had a 52-week range of $7.91 to $11.94. At the time of this article’s publishing, this stock is trading at $10.14 after starting the trading session at $10.09. At the time of writing, this stock’s 50-day Moving Average stands at $9.76, while the 200-day Moving Average of this stock is currently $10.44.

Currently, this company’s share volume is sitting at $1074745, but has maintained average daily volume of $1.24M. This stock has generated an average Year to Date volume of $1.44 million, alongside an average 20-day volume of $1.18 million. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $216.67 million, simultaneously with a float of $213.78 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $2.20 billion.

First BanCorp.(FBP) Ownership Data

If we take a glance at the Ownership summary of First BanCorp.’s stock, Institutional holders make up 94.60% of its total stock ownership. All together, they are the legal holders of 216.67M shares. If we focus on the top 3 stockholders for this publicly-traded organization, BlackRock Fund Advisors owns 29,733,552 shares, with The Vanguard Group, Inc. in 2nd place owning 23,076,435 shares and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP in third place with total ownership of 18,257,968 shares.

First BanCorp. (FBP) Earnings and Revenue Data

In the latest quarterly report that this company released, which was put into the public domain on 6/29/2019, the organization reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing the consensus estimate (set at $0.19) by -$0.01.

This company achieved a net margin of 36.15 while generating a return on equity of 10.83. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 0.19 per share during the current fiscal year.

First BanCorp.’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 208.70%, and is forecasted to reach 0.82 in the upcoming year. Looking at the long run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 11.40% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 25.80% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

Additional Trading Performance Indicators

The company has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 0.25. Alongside those, its PE Ratio stands at $10.03, and its Beta score is 1.55.

Another valuable indicator worth considering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 3.35 for this organization. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 8.66. Plus, this company’s price to book ratio for the last three-month fiscal period reported is 1.04, whereas its price to cash per share for the last quarter landed at 3.62.

In the same vein, FBP’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months was posted at 1.01, a figure that is expected to reach 0.20 in the next reported quarter, and analysts expect it will be 0.82 at the market close of one year from today’s date.