SCBT shows decline in earnings

SCBT Financial Corp posted a profit of $1.8 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, missing analysts’ expectations because of an increase in loan-loss provisions.

Columbia-based SCBT, the parent of South Carolina Bank & Trust, saw its earning slip from $2.2 million a year earlier.

Reuters reported that analysts were looking for a quarterly profit of 18 cents a share.

SCBT Financial set aside $10.3 million as provision for loan losses during the period, a 47 percent increase from $7 million during the the third quarter of 2009.

SCBT stock opened slightly lower Friday, at around $30.75 a share.

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