Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ: HBHC) reported on Friday that its financial results for the Q1 of 2012. Operating income for the Q1 of 2012 was $40.5 million or $.47 a diluted common share evaluated with $45.1 million, or $.53, and $16.4 million, or $.44, in the fourth and Q1 of 2011, respectively. Operating income is described as net income excluding tax-effected merger expenses and securities transactions gains or losses. Included in the financial tables is a settlement of net income to operating income.
Hancock’s return on average assets, excluding merger-related expenses and securities transactions, was 0.85 percent for the Q1 of 2012, evaluated with 0.93 percent in the 4Q of 2011, and 0.81 percent in the Q1 a year before.
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Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) dropped -8.72% or -$3.17 to close the trading at $33.19 following it hit intraday high level of $34.10. The total traded volume in the previous trading session was 2.03 million shares as compared to average 485,313.00 shares. Its fifty two week trading range was $25.38 – $36.73. The total market capitalization reached $2.81 billion.
The stock price was ahead its 52 week low price with 32.75% and it lagged behind -9.64% from its 52 week maximum mark. Stock price volatility for last month remained 2.25%. In its share capital, the company has 85.76 million outstanding shares out of which 84.82 million shares have been floated in the market. For now, stock ownership with company’s management remained 1.18%.
HBHC presented a negative weekly performance of -6.03% with respect to its rate of return and it remained -8.59% for the month. However, the performance for a quarter experienced a positive change of 4.11% and it surged 2.88% for a year and its year to date performance remained in green with 4.57%.
Current stock price is in the downbeat territory taking into account of 20 days moving average with -5.86% and continued bearish run for 50 days moving average with -4.89%. Its earning per share for the past twelve months was $1.18. Company’s beta coefficient was at 0.99. Beta measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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