Is First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) a Stock To Hold For The Long Haul?

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF) has been recommended as a long term growth pick according to Beta Research.  With their stock price currently trading around $14.97, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the past few years.  Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 35.70% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and -1.20% revenue growth over that same time frame. 

Recent Performance

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF)’s stock was 4.54%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 3.96%, 5.65% over the last quarter, and  16.14% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, First Commonwealth Financial Corporation’s stock is -4.47% off of the high and 10.24% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are as follows: -4.47% (High), 24.20%, (Low). 

Analyst Recommendation

Despite the past success, investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.  Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $15.33 on the equity.   Analysts have a consensus recommendation of 2.80 based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  

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