During the most recent trading session, shares of First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) ended up with a move of -0.49%. Sell-side analysts have given a consensus target price of $30.50 on company shares. Target price projections may differ greatly from one analyst to another. This consensus estimate is using information from analysts taken into consideration by Thomson Reuters.
After a recent check on the stock, shares have been seen trading $2.02 away from the 50-day moving average of $28.69 and $7.51 away from the 200-day moving average of $23.20. The stock has been recently noted at -0.55% off of the 52-week high of 30.88 and +79.07% separated from the 52-week low of 17.15. Monitoring the stock price relative to moving averages as well as 52 week highs and lows may help with the evaluation of future stock performance.
Analysts that track the company may use various metrics to aid with calculating target price predictions.
A frequently used metric is a company’s price to earnings ratio. This calculation is derived by dividing the current share price by the projected earnings per share. First Bancorp currently has a P/E Ratio of 23.14. Traders may also keep an eye on a company’s PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the expected future growth rate of the company. A PEG Ratio below one may represent that the company is undervalued. If the company’s PEG Ratio is higher than one, it may indicate that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one may be viewed as fair value. The company has a current PEG Ratio of 1.70.