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 Meridian BancorpBanc of CaliforniaFarmers & Merchants Bank of Long BeachCBTXThe First Bancshares
SymbolNASDAQ:EBSBNYSE:BANCOTCMKTS:FMBLNASDAQ:CBTXNASDAQ:FBMS
Price Information
Current Price$21.57$18.17$8,230.00$31.28$39.25
52 Week RangeHoldBuyN/AHoldBuy
MarketRank™
Overall Score1.72.30.81.51.6
Analysis Score1.02.40.01.00.0
Community Score2.32.42.52.12.2
Dividend Score2.51.70.02.51.7
Ownership Score1.73.30.00.00.8
Earnings & Valuation Score1.31.91.31.93.1
Analyst Ratings
Consensus RecommendationHoldBuyN/AHoldBuy
Consensus Price Target$15.00$21.30N/A$28.00N/A
% Upside from Price Target-30.46% downside17.23% upsideN/A-10.49% downsideN/A
Trade Information
Market Cap$1.15 billion$923.20 million$1.04 billion$773.48 million$826.22 million
Beta0.921.850.551.031
Average Volume248,845262,82211155,65451,141
Sales & Book Value
Annual Revenue$279.42 million$403.23 million$299.72 million$172.02 million$175.48 million
Price / Sales4.052.283.464.474.70
Cashflow$1.73 per share$1.65 per share$847.58 per share$2.50 per share$3.29 per share
Price / Cash12.4410.999.7112.5311.94
Book Value$13.61 per share$14.10 per share$2,873.27 per share$20.59 per share$28.91 per share
Price / Book1.581.292.861.521.36
Profitability
Net Income$67 million$23.76 million$56.04 million$50.52 million$43.74 million
EPS$1.30$0.79N/A$2.02$2.79
Trailing P/E Ratio17.26N/A13.8027.2016.22
Forward P/E Ratio17.2622.4325.0215.39
P/E GrowthN/A2.16N/AN/AN/A
Net Margins23.56%1.62%25.35%18.21%23.05%
Return on Equity (ROE)8.74%3.88%19.47%5.35%7.70%
Return on Assets (ROA)1.00%0.34%1.93%0.79%1.00%
Dividend
Annual Payout$0.40$0.24$108.00$0.52$0.52
Dividend Yield1.85%1.32%1.31%1.66%1.32%
Three-Year Dividend Growth88.24%-53.85%N/A700.00%180.00%
Payout Ratio30.77%30.38%N/A25.74%18.64%
Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth1 Years1 YearsN/A1 Years2 Years
Debt
Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.04%1.06%0.02%0.09%0.41%
Current Ratio1.25%0.97%0.92%1.04%0.89%
Quick Ratio1.25%0.96%0.92%1.04%0.89%
Ownership Information
Institutional Ownership Percentage65.41%87.42%6.29%33.53%51.91%
Insider Ownership Percentage4.80%10.87%12.77%30.07%4.29%
Miscellaneous
Employees478611N/A511744
Shares Outstanding52.43 million50.61 million126,00024.59 million21.02 million
Next Earnings Date7/20/2021 (Estimated)7/22/2021 (Estimated)7/19/2021 (Estimated)8/4/2021 (Estimated)7/26/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionableOptionableNot OptionableNot OptionableNot Optionable
SourceHeadline
The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Reaches New 12-Month High at $39.99The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Reaches New 12-Month High at $39.99
americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 11:50 AM
The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) Looks Like A Good Stock, And Its Going Ex-Dividend SoonThe First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) Looks Like A Good Stock, And It's Going Ex-Dividend Soon
nasdaq.com - May 3 at 8:01 AM
What Makes The First Bancshares (FBMS) a Good Fit for "Trend Investing"What Makes The First Bancshares (FBMS) a Good Fit for "Trend Investing"
finance.yahoo.com - April 29 at 1:47 PM
The First Bancshares, Inc. Forecasted to Earn Q2 2021 Earnings of $0.75 Per Share (NASDAQ:FBMS)The First Bancshares, Inc. Forecasted to Earn Q2 2021 Earnings of $0.75 Per Share (NASDAQ:FBMS)
americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 9:02 AM
The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Hits New 12-Month High at $38.70The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Hits New 12-Month High at $38.70
americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 2:18 PM
The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Releases Quarterly  Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.05 EPSThe First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.05 EPS
americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 10:54 AM
The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.14The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.14
americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 9:22 AM
The First Bancshares to Present at Burkenroad Reports Investment ConferenceThe First Bancshares to Present at Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference
finance.yahoo.com - April 22 at 8:44 PM
BRIEF-First Bancshares, Inc. Increases Quarterly Dividend 8%BRIEF-First Bancshares, Inc. Increases Quarterly Dividend 8%
msn.com - April 21 at 11:21 PM
First Bancshares, Inc. Reports Results for First Quarter ended March 31, 2021; Increases Quarterly Dividend 8%First Bancshares, Inc. Reports Results for First Quarter ended March 31, 2021; Increases Quarterly Dividend 8%
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 11:21 PM
The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)  Shares Down 2.3% The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Shares Down 2.3%
americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 1:38 PM
The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Hits New 12-Month High at $38.50The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Hits New 12-Month High at $38.50
americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 6:42 PM
Have Insiders Been Buying The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) Shares This Year?Have Insiders Been Buying The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) Shares This Year?
nasdaq.com - April 16 at 7:19 PM
The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Share Price Is Up 138% And Shareholders Are Boasting About ItThe First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Share Price Is Up 138% And Shareholders Are Boasting About It
finance.yahoo.com - April 5 at 2:06 PM
Drew Brees joins board of Business First BancsharesDrew Brees joins board of Business First Bancshares
americanbanker.com - April 1 at 9:19 AM
The First Bancshares (FBMS) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue?The First Bancshares' (FBMS) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue?
finance.yahoo.com - March 18 at 12:14 PM
Theres A Lot To Like About First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Upcoming US$0.13 DividendThere's A Lot To Like About First Bancshares' (NASDAQ:FBMS) Upcoming US$0.13 Dividend
finance.yahoo.com - February 4 at 9:23 AM
First Bancshares EPS beats by $0.17, beats on revenueFirst Bancshares EPS beats by $0.17, beats on revenue
seekingalpha.com - January 28 at 9:12 AM
The First Bancshares: 4Q Earnings Snapshot | Raleigh News & ObserverThe First Bancshares: 4Q Earnings Snapshot | Raleigh News & Observer
newsobserver.com - January 27 at 8:53 AM
What Type Of Shareholders Make Up The First Bancshares, Inc.s (NASDAQ:FBMS) Share Registry?What Type Of Shareholders Make Up The First Bancshares, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:FBMS) Share Registry?
finance.yahoo.com - January 27 at 8:53 AM
The First Bancshares, Inc. Reports Results for Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2020; Increases Quarterly Dividend 8%The First Bancshares, Inc. Reports Results for Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2020; Increases Quarterly Dividend 8%
finance.yahoo.com - January 26 at 11:56 PM
First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Strong Operating Results for the Quarter and Year Ended ...First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Strong Operating Results for the Quarter and Year Ended ...
apnews.com - January 22 at 6:38 PM
The First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Extension of Exchange OfferThe First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Extension of Exchange Offer
finance.yahoo.com - January 21 at 9:39 AM
The First Bancshares, Inc. Announces New Share Repurchase PlanThe First Bancshares, Inc. Announces New Share Repurchase Plan
finance.yahoo.com - December 16 at 5:34 PM
Is FBMS A Good Stock To Buy?Is FBMS A Good Stock To Buy?
finance.yahoo.com - December 5 at 6:12 PM
DateCompanyBrokerageAction
5/3/2021Meridian BancorpRaymond JamesReiterated Rating
7/2/2019Meridian BancorpPiper Jaffray CompaniesUpgrade
1/28/2019Meridian BancorpHovde GroupReiterated Rating
3/24/2021Banc of CaliforniaDA DavidsonBoost Price Target
3/24/2021Banc of CaliforniaKeefe, Bruyette & WoodsUpgrade
2/11/2021Banc of CaliforniaJanney Montgomery ScottUpgrade
1/25/2021Banc of CaliforniaB. RileyBoost Price Target
1/8/2021Banc of CaliforniaPiper SandlerBoost Price Target
3/30/2020Banc of CaliforniaWells Fargo & CompanyLower Price Target
9/11/2019Banc of CaliforniaSandler O'NeillDowngrade
1/29/2021CBTXStephensDowngrade
(Data available from 5/6/2018 forward. View 10+ years of historical ratings with our analyst ratings screener.)
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