I've read your messages and felt the need to reply, why I'm not sure. Maybe to prove to others reading why this stock isn't what you say it it is. I live in NW PA. and have delt with this bank, First Commonwealth,and S&T. Before I invested I compaired the three. Granted FCF is the only one with more shares outstanding than NWBI,but their eps. is .34 where NWBI is at .57. The only one higher is STBA with a eps of 1.35 and 28.mil. shares out. Seeing that STBA currently trading in the 16-17 range and FCF is in the upper fours, this stock seems to be priced accordingly. If you have some facts you'd like to share please do.
I lived a little south of Warren Pa. and also banked at Northwest. It's been a strong asset to the area for a long time, and isn't going anywhere except up someday when it's the finacials turn to shine. May be 3 to 5 years, but in the meantime I'll continue to compound the dividend. Alot of companies buy back shares and it's usually viewed as a positive by the shareholders. As is the gradual increase in dividends. I'm not sure what smearjob has against this stock, but it sounds more personal than truthful.