Cynthia Booth Made a Purchase of 197 Shares of First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC); 5 Analysts Covering Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (APTS)

Today, the director of First Financial Bancorp, Mr. Cynthia Booth, paid for 197 shares, amounting to $5,556 U.S. Dollars, which is calculated based on a stock price of $28.2 for each share. And, It’s sure Cynthia’s investment isn’t going to stay hidden as she today is having 9,799 shares – ( 0.02% of First Financial Bancorp’s Market Cap ).

Among 6 analysts covering Preferred Apt. Communities (NYSE:APTS), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Preferred Apt. Communities had 19 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Compass Point on Wednesday, March 9. On Wednesday, May 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Compass Point to “Buy”. On Monday, May 16 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. The stock of Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:APTS) has “Market Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, September 15 by JMP Securities. Wunderlich maintained Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:APTS) rating on Wednesday, March 9. Wunderlich has “Buy” rating and $13 target. On Thursday, July 23 the stock rating was initiated by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson given on Friday, September 18. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 10 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:APTS) earned “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, May 10. FBR Capital reinitiated it with “Hold” rating and $1600 target in Tuesday, July 11 report. See Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:APTS) latest ratings:

11/01/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $20 Initiates Coverage On
01/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Inc. New Target: $16.00 17.00
10/08/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $20.0000 Maintain
31/07/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $17.0000 Maintain

The stock decreased 1.04% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $17.09. About 967,931 shares traded or 94.12% up from the average. Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:APTS) has risen 15.66% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.04% the S&P500.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $53,125 activity. 2,500 shares valued at $53,125 were sold by CRONIN MICHAEL JOSEPH on Monday, December 11.

Investors sentiment increased to 3.1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.51, from 2.59 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 14 investors sold Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. shares while 16 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 37.26 million shares or 146.29% more from 15.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Aperio Gru Lc stated it has 50,149 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Nomura Asset Mngmt Limited invested 0% in Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:APTS). Private Advisor Grp Incorporated Limited Liability Corp reported 11,787 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company New York holds 23,719 shares. The Illinois-based Envestnet Asset Mngmt has invested 0% in Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:APTS). Legal General Public Limited Company invested in 8,763 shares. Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio has 107,100 shares. Millennium Ltd Liability Corporation reported 118,005 shares stake. 25,955 were accumulated by Manufacturers Life Insur The. Ameritas Prns invested in 2,240 shares. The New York-based Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Com has invested 0.01% in Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:APTS). Nationwide Fund Advisors stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:APTS). Hudock Cap Gru Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 406 shares or 0% of the stock. Opus Cap Ltd Co, a Ohio-based fund reported 182,053 shares. Thompson Davis And Company Incorporated stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:APTS).

Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. is a real estate investment trust externally managed by Preferred Apartment Advisors, LLC. The company has market cap of $623.77 million. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. It currently has negative earnings. It primarily acquires and operates multifamily apartment properties.

First Financial Bancorp. operates as the bank holding firm for First Financial Bank that provides commercial banking and other banking, and banking-related services to individuals and businesses in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. The company has market cap of $1.75 billion. The firm accepts various deposit products, such as interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing accounts, time deposits, and cash management services for commercial customers. It has a 18.28 P/E ratio. It also provides real estate loans secured by residential property or commercial property; commercial and industrial loans for various purposes, including inventory, receivables, and equipment; consumer loans comprising new and used vehicle loans, second mortgages on residential real estate, and unsecured loans; and home equity lines of credit.

The stock increased 0.72% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $28.15. About 280,857 shares traded. First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) has risen 33.86% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.16% the S&P500.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $24,340 activity. On Thursday, August 17 the insider Ringwald Bradley J sold $24,340.

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 has $32.0 highest and $17 lowest target. $26.13’s average target is -7.18% below currents $28.15 stock price. First Financial Bancorp had 27 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 20 by RBC Capital Markets. PiperJaffray initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, October 6 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, July 26 by Stephens. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of FFBC in report on Tuesday, January 2 with “Sell” rating. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Monday, January 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, October 6 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Monday, October 26 by Barclays Capital. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, July 28 report. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 26 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 23 by Piper Jaffray.