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In a report published Wednesday, Sterne Agee Group initiated coverage on First Bancorp (NYSE: FBP) with a Neutral rating and $5.00 price target.

Sterne Agee noted, “Initiating coverage of FBP with a Neutral rating. With the company reporting its first quarterly operating profit since 2009 in 2Q12, FBP has reached a very important milestone. The trajectory of the company's improvement appears intact, and FBP's deep discount to tangible book value certainly makes FBP shares an attractive risk/reward proposition. While the path appears less turbulent for FBP shares, we remain cautious given profitability headwinds and balance sheet overhangs.”

First Bancorp closed on Tuesday at $4.19.

Latest Ratings for FBP

Feb 2017CitigroupInitiates Coverage OnNeutral
Apr 2016PiperJaffrayInitiates Coverage onOverweight
Oct 2015Keefe Bruyette & WoodsMaintainsOutperform

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