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Business First Bancshares Stock Forecast, Price & News

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(As of 03/4/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $22.94
50-Day Range
MA: $21.62
52-Week Range
Now: $22.94
Volume70,376 shs
Average Volume38,240 shs
Market Capitalization$474.10 million
P/E Ratio17.25
Dividend Yield1.74%
Business First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for b1BANK that provides various banking products and services. It offers various deposit products and services, including a range of checking, demand, money market, time, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; and remote deposit capture and direct deposit services. The company also provides commercial and industrial loans, including commercial lines of credit, working capital loans, term loans, equipment financing, asset acquisition, expansion and development loans, borrowing base loans, letters of credit, and other loan products; construction and development loans; commercial real estate loans; residential real estate loans comprising first and second lien one-to-four family mortgage loans, and home equity lines of credit; consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment and term loans; and credit cards. In addition, it offers wealth management products, including mutual funds, annuities, individual retirement accounts, and other financial products. Further, the company provides a range of other financial services comprising drive-through banking facilities, automated teller machines, and employee and payroll benefits solutions; and night depository, personalized checks, treasury and cash management, merchant, automated clearing house, electronic funds transfer, domestic and foreign wire transfer, traveler's checks, vault, loan and deposit sweep accounts, lock-box, international trade finance, international trade, foreign exchange, online and mobile banking, e-statements, and bank-by-mail services. As of June 30, 2020, the company operated 48 banking centers located in the State of Louisiana and in Dallas, Texas. Business First Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry State commercial banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:BFST
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$114.18 million
Cash Flow$2.02 per share
Book Value$21.47 per share


Net Income$23.77 million


Market Cap$474.10 million
Next Earnings Date4/27/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable


Overall MarketRank

1.35 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

783rd out of 1,941 stocks

State Commercial Banks Industry

173rd out of 308 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ:BFST) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Business First Bancshares a buy right now?

2 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Business First Bancshares in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" Business First Bancshares stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in BFST, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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Wall Street analysts have given Business First Bancshares a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Business First Bancshares wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Business First Bancshares' next earnings date?

Business First Bancshares is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 27th 2021.
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How were Business First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:BFST) posted its earnings results on Sunday, January, 24th. The company reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $49.13 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $41.37 million. Business First Bancshares had a net margin of 14.98% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.71%.
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How has Business First Bancshares' stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Business First Bancshares' stock was trading at $17.47 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, BFST stock has increased by 31.3% and is now trading at $22.94.
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How often does Business First Bancshares pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Business First Bancshares?

Business First Bancshares declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, January 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Sunday, February 28th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 11th.
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Is Business First Bancshares a good dividend stock?

Business First Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.74%. Business First Bancshares does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Business First Bancshares is 22.22%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Business First Bancshares will have a dividend payout ratio of 23.95% next year. This indicates that Business First Bancshares will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for BFST?

2 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Business First Bancshares' stock. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $15.00. On average, they expect Business First Bancshares' share price to reach $15.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 34.6%.
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Who are Business First Bancshares' key executives?

Business First Bancshares' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. David R. Melville III, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 46, Pay $955.24k)
  • Mr. Gregory Robertson, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 49, Pay $427.67k)
  • Ms. Heather Gatte Roemer, Sr. VP & Corp. Sec.
  • Rodney Poncho Seaford, Regional Pres of SWLA

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What other stocks do shareholders of Business First Bancshares own?

What is Business First Bancshares' stock symbol?

Business First Bancshares trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BFST."

Who are Business First Bancshares' major shareholders?

Business First Bancshares' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.19%), Banc Funds Co. LLC (2.24%), Jacobs Asset Management LLC (1.84%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (1.28%), Northern Trust Corp (0.99%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.71%). Company insiders that own Business First Bancshares stock include Alicia Robertson, Andrew D Mclindon, Donald A Hingle II, Norman Jerome Sr Vascocu Sr, Rick D Day, Robert S Jr Greer, Steven Gerard White and Warren Mcdonald.
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Which major investors are selling Business First Bancshares stock?

BFST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jacobs Asset Management LLC, Banc Funds Co. LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Barclays PLC, Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., Stratos Wealth Partners LTD., Northern Trust Corp, and Almanack Investment Partners LLC.. Company insiders that have sold Business First Bancshares company stock in the last year include Alicia Robertson, and Warren Mcdonald.
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Which major investors are buying Business First Bancshares stock?

BFST stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Mendon Capital Advisors Corp, GWM Advisors LLC, RMB Capital Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kestra Advisory Services LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have bought Business First Bancshares stock in the last two years include Alicia Robertson, Andrew D Mclindon, Rick D Day, Robert S Jr Greer, and Steven Gerard White.
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How do I buy shares of Business First Bancshares?

Shares of BFST can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Business First Bancshares' stock price today?

One share of BFST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.94.

How much money does Business First Bancshares make?

Business First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $474.10 million and generates $114.18 million in revenue each year. The company earns $23.77 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.80 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Business First Bancshares have?

Business First Bancshares employs 355 workers across the globe.

What is Business First Bancshares' official website?

The official website for Business First Bancshares is www.b1bank.com.

Where are Business First Bancshares' headquarters?

Business First Bancshares is headquartered at 500 LAUREL STREET SUITE 101, BATON ROUGE LA, 70801.

How can I contact Business First Bancshares?

Business First Bancshares' mailing address is 500 LAUREL STREET SUITE 101, BATON ROUGE LA, 70801. The company can be reached via phone at 225-248-7600.

This page was last updated on 3/5/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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