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Business First Bancshares (BFST) Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.76 (-3.43%)
(As of 05/18/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
39,513 shs
Average Volume
34,454 shs
Market Capitalization
$482.32 million
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Business First Bancshares

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 checking, demand, money market, time, and savings accounts; and certificates of deposits, remote deposit capture, and direct deposit services. The company also provides commercial and industrial loans, such as commercial lines of credit, letters of credit, working capital, term, equipment financing, asset acquisition, expansion and development, borrowing base, and other loan products; construction and development loans; commercial real estate loans; residential real estate loans comprising first and second lien 1-4 family mortgage loans, and home equity lines of credit; and consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment and term loans. In addition, it offers wealth management products, including mutual funds, annuities, individual retirement accounts, and other financial products, as well as other fiduciary services and private banking products and services. Further, the company provides a range of other financial services comprising debit and credit cards, treasury and cash management, merchant, automated clearing house, lock-box, receivables factoring, correspondent banking, and other treasury services, as well as employee and payroll benefits solutions; and drive-through banking facilities, automated teller machines, night depository, personalized checks, electronic funds transfer, domestic and foreign wire transfer, traveler's checks, vault, loan and deposit sweep accounts, online and mobile banking, e-statements, and bank-by-mail services. As of March 01, 2022, it operates approximately 48 full-service banking centers and three loan production offices across Louisiana, and in the Dallas and Houston markets. Business First Bancshares, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

State commercial banks
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$206.22 million
Cash Flow
$2.80 per share
Book Value
$20.25 per share


Net Income
$52.14 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$482.32 million
Not Optionable

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 2/28 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 5/31 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End


Overall MarketRank

2.98 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

160th out of 1,352 stocks

State Commercial Banks Industry

41st out of 237 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.8Community Rank: 3.9Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 3.1 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ:BFST) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Business First Bancshares a buy right now?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Business First Bancshares in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 buy rating and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "strong buy" Business First Bancshares stock.
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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 Monday, July 25th 2022.
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How were Business First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:BFST) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April, 26th. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.02. Business First Bancshares had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.78% and a net margin of 23.46%.
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How often does Business First Bancshares pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Business First Bancshares?

Business First Bancshares announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 26th. Investors of record on Sunday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share on Tuesday, May 31st. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.25%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 12th.
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Is Business First Bancshares a good dividend stock?

Business First Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.21%. Business First Bancshares does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Business First Bancshares is 20.51%. 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 15.95% 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' shares. Their forecasts range from $27.50 to $33.00. On average, they anticipate Business First Bancshares' stock price to reach $30.25 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 41.6% from the stock's current price.
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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 47, Pay $1.17M)
  • Mr. Gregory Robertson, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 50, Pay $503.77k)
  • Ms. Saundra Strong, Gen. Counsel
  • Ms. Heather Gatte Roemer, Sr. VP & Corp. Sec.
  • Rodney Poncho Seaford, Regional Pres of SWLA
  • Whitney Dees, Assistant Sec.
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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (5.42%), Vanguard Group Inc. (3.98%), EJF Capital LLC (1.69%), State Street Corp (1.59%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.21%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.77%). Company insiders that own Business First Bancshares stock include Alicia Robertson, Andrew D Mclindon, Carol Calkins, Donald A Hingle II, Drew C Brees, James J Buquet III, John P Ducrest, Keith Alexis Tillage, Mark P Folse, Rick D Day, Robert S Jr Greer, Steven Gerard White and Warren Mcdonald.
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Which institutional investors are selling Business First Bancshares stock?

BFST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including EJF Capital LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., BlackRock Inc., Northern Trust Corp, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Invesco Ltd., UBS Group AG, and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY. Company insiders that have sold Business First Bancshares company stock in the last year include James J Buquet III, Mark P Folse, and Steven Gerard White.
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Which institutional investors are buying Business First Bancshares stock?

BFST stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., State Street Corp, Stephens Inc. AR, and Zebra Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Business First Bancshares stock in the last two years include Alicia Robertson, Andrew D Mclindon, Carol Calkins, Drew C Brees, John P Ducrest, Keith Alexis Tillage, Rick D Day, and Robert S Jr Greer.
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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 $21.37.

How much money does Business First Bancshares make?

Business First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $482.32 million and generates $206.22 million in revenue each year. The company earns $52.14 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.339990 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Business First Bancshares have?

Business First Bancshares employs 648 workers across the globe.

What is Business First Bancshares' official website?

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

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 or via fax at 225-248-7650.

This page was last updated on 5/19/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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