Is First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC) Stock a Buy after Richard Olszewski’s Insider Trade?; Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Has Decreased Its Oshkosh (OSK) Stake

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc decreased Oshkosh Corp (OSK) stake by 99.9% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc sold 769,039 shares as Oshkosh Corp (OSK)’s stock declined 5.46%. The Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc holds 736 shares with $61,000 value, down from 769,775 last quarter. Oshkosh Corp now has $6.77 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $90.74. About 635,800 shares traded. Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) has risen 42.72% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.02% the S&P500.

Richard Olszewski is the director of First Financial Bancorp. He recently acquired 269 shares in the stock exchange listed company with the deal value amounting to roughly $7,586 U.S. Dollars. That is according to the revealed price of $28.2 for a share. The probability of this trade remaining a secret is nil as it’s new, with the director now holding 29,797 shares —- that is 0.05% of the Company’s market capitalization. The original filing was unveiled on 17-01-2018 with the SEC and is now available for review here.

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.

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 has “Sector Perform” rating given on Monday, January 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Stephens. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, October 6. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, September 7 with “Hold”. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Monday, October 26 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Tuesday, July 25. The stock of First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) earned “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray on Thursday, October 6. As per Tuesday, January 2, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Monday, October 23.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.29, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 14 investors sold First Financial Bancorp. shares while 45 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 47.49 million shares or 3.88% more from 45.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wells Fargo Com Mn has 0% invested in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) for 151,871 shares. Fifth Third Natl Bank has invested 0% in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Mgmt Ny holds 15,000 shares or 0.56% of its portfolio. Northern Trust Corp reported 1.76 million shares stake. Bartlett & Limited Com holds 0% of its portfolio in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) for 4,182 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt Inc owns 382 shares. Trexquant Invest L P reported 0.08% in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Manufacturers Life Insur The holds 0.02% or 781,847 shares in its portfolio. Pacad Ltd invested in 0% or 300 shares. Kennedy Mngmt Inc invested in 142,500 shares. Tower Research Cap Lc (Trc) reported 5,794 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Tompkins Financial Corporation reported 0.01% in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% in First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) or 4,780 shares. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc reported 5,410 shares. Stevens Cap Management Ltd Partnership holds 10,279 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 4 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $369 activity. The insider FINNERTY CORINNE R bought 224 shares worth $6,317. Ach J Wickliffe bought $2,707 worth of stock or 96 shares. Ringwald Bradley J sold $24,340 worth of stock. 333 shares were bought by Barker David S, worth $9,391. 197 First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) shares with value of $5,556 were bought by Booth Cynthia O.

The stock increased 0.72% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $28.15. About 303,726 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 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 sales for $4.95 million activity. 3,400 shares were sold by Messina Robert S, worth $255,782 on Monday, August 7. Radue Mark M also sold $1.14 million worth of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) shares. $527,486 worth of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) was sold by OMTVEDT CRAIG P on Friday, August 4. Nerenhausen Frank R. sold $379,050 worth of stock or 5,000 shares. Grennier R Scott also sold $363,293 worth of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) shares. May Marek W. also sold $239,648 worth of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) shares. 4,000 Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) shares with value of $301,120 were sold by Cortina Ignacio A.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.57 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.44, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 19 investors sold OSK shares while 88 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 120 raised stakes. 68.79 million shares or 1.39% less from 69.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Limited Com owns 244,020 shares. The Wisconsin-based State Of Wisconsin Investment Board has invested 0.06% in Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK). Retirement Sys Of Alabama reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK). Fmr Lc holds 0% or 306,592 shares. Blair William Il invested in 0% or 7,895 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 14,673 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Northern Tru holds 660,777 shares. Suntrust Banks Inc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK). 21,475 are owned by First Quadrant LP Ca. Ww Invsts holds 1.17M shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada reported 0.01% in Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK). Art Advsr Ltd Liability Co owns 0.17% invested in Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) for 39,900 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan has 28,100 shares. Advantus Capital Management invested in 0.02% or 9,442 shares. Laurion Cap Lp has 0.01% invested in Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK).

Among 18 analysts covering Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Oshkosh Corporation has $105 highest and $26 lowest target. $73.63’s average target is -18.86% below currents $90.74 stock price. Oshkosh Corporation had 66 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy” on Thursday, August 18. Bank of America downgraded the shares of OSK in report on Friday, July 7 to “Underperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 10. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Monday, August 3 by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, November 17 report. On Friday, January 27 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. As per Monday, September 26, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, June 5 with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) on Wednesday, November 1 with “Buy” rating.

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