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Premier Financial posts 4Q profit

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) _ Premier Financial Bancorp Inc. (PFBI) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $3.4 million.

The bank, based in Huntington, West Virginia, said it had earnings of 32 cents per share.

The multi-bank holding company posted revenue of $16.7 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $15.6 million.

For the year, the company reported profit of $12.2 million, or $1.15 per share. Revenue was reported as $61.9 million.

Premier Financial shares have fallen roughly 9 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has risen 30 percent in the last 12 months.

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