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How to buy First Community Corporation stock

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First Community Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. First Community Corporation shares (FCCO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. First Community Corporation employs 244 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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First Community Corporation share price

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First Community Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$12.04 - $22.00
50-day moving average $19.69
200-day moving average $17.60
Wall St. target price$22.10
PE ratio 12.013
Dividend yield $0.48 (2.65%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.54

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Is First Community Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing First Community Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of First Community Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

First Community Corporation's P/E ratio

First Community Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, First Community Corporation shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

First Community Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $52.2 million
Operating margin TTM 29.17%
Gross profit TTM $49.8 million
Return on assets TTM 0.86%
Return on equity TTM 8.99%
Profit margin 22.13%
Book value $17.63
Market capitalisation $139.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting First Community Corporation shares

There are currently 151,501 First Community Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as First Community Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 17.2% up from 129,274 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting First Community Corporation shares can be evaluated.

First Community Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

First Community Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of First Community Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of First Community Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 26075.903614458). First Community Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.81. In other words for every 100,000 First Community Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5810 shares are currently held short.

However First Community Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of First Community Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable First Community Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case First Community Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 First Community Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.021% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable First Community Corporation shares, roughly 21 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against First Community Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short First Community Corporation stock.

First Community Corporation share dividends

28%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.59% of net profits

Recently First Community Corporation has paid out, on average, around 27.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Community Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Community Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.

While First Community Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that First Community Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

First Community Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 17 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have First Community Corporation's shares ever split?

First Community Corporation's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 28 February 2002. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your First Community Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for First Community Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted First Community Corporation's share price.

First Community Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Community Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.0438 up to $22. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FCCO.US volatility(beta: 0.77)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while First Community Corporation's is 0.7705. This would suggest that First Community Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

First Community Corporation overview

First Community Corporation operates as the bank holding company for First Community Bank which offers various commercial and retail banking products and services to small-to-medium sized businesses, professional concerns, and individuals. The company operates through Commercial and Retail Banking, Mortgage Banking, and Investment Advisory and Non-Deposit segments. Its deposit products include checking, NOW, savings, and individual retirement accounts; and demand deposits, as well as other time deposits, such as daily money market accounts and longer-term certificates of deposit. The company's loan portfolio comprises commercial loans that consist of secured and unsecured loans for working capital, business expansion, and the purchase of equipment and machinery; consumer loans, including secured and unsecured loans for financing automobiles, home improvements, education, and personal investments; real estate construction and acquisition loans; and fixed and variable rate mortgage loans. It also provides other banking services, which include online banking, internet banking, cash management, safe deposit boxes, travelers checks, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, and automatic drafts for various accounts. In addition, the company offers non-deposit investment products and other investment brokerage services; VISA and MasterCard credit card services; investment advisory services; and insurance services. It operates 21 full-service offices located in the Lexington County, Richland County, Newberry County, Kershaw County, Greenville County, Anderson County, Pickens County, and Aiken County, South Carolina; and Richmond County and Columbia County, Georgia.

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