First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FNLC) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.06

Media headlines about First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FNLC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.2515420954884 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

First Bancorp traded up $0.32, hitting $29.93, during trading hours on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. 71,512 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 8,043. The stock has a market cap of $321.25 million, a P/E ratio of 15.67 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.77 and a quick ratio of 0.77. First Bancorp has a twelve month low of $25.00 and a twelve month high of $32.33.

First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FNLC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 18th. The bank reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. First Bancorp had a net margin of 27.05% and a return on equity of 11.36%. The firm had revenue of $15.54 million for the quarter.

Separately, BidaskClub upgraded shares of First Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday.

First Bancorp Company Profile

The First Bancorp, Inc operates as the holding company for First National Bank that provides a range of banking products and services to individual and corporate customers. The company offers various deposit products, including demand, NOW, savings, money market, and certificates of deposit accounts.

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