Brean Capital Believes First Bancorp (NASDAQ: FBNC) Won’t Stop Here

In a report issued on June 11, Blair Brantley from Brean Capital reiterated a Buy rating on First Bancorp (NASDAQ: FBNC). The company’s shares opened today at $41.56, close to its 52-week high of $42.94.

According to, Brantley is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 9.8% and a 78.6% success rate. Brantley covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Union First Market Bankshares Corp, Carolina Financial Corporation, and Patriot National Bancorp Inc.

First Bancorp has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $42.

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Based on First Bancorp’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending March 31, the company reported a quarterly net profit of $20.67 million. In comparison, last year the company had a net profit of $7.56 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 32 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of FBNC in relation to earlier this year. Last month, Frederick Leslie Taylor, a Director at FBNC bought 2,250 shares for a total of $37,823.

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First Bancorp (North Carolina) operates as a bank holding company, which engages banking activities, with the acceptance of deposits and the making of loans. It provides range of deposit products such as checking, savings, NOW and money market accounts, as well as time deposits, including various types of certificates of deposits CDs and individual retirement accounts. The company’s offerings include credit cards, debit cards, letters of credit; safe deposit box rentals, bank money orders and electronic funds transfer services, including wire transfers. It provides loans for a range of consumer and commercial purposes, including loans for business, agriculture, real estate, personal uses, home improvement and automobiles. The company was founded on December 8, 1983 and is headquartered in Southern Pines, NC.

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