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NASDAQ:BFSTBusiness First Bancshares Stock Price, Forecast & News

-0.71 (-4.67 %)
(As of 05/29/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $14.49
50-Day Range
MA: $12.57
52-Week Range
Now: $14.49
Volume61,559 shs
Average Volume63,429 shs
Market Capitalization$299.51 million
P/E Ratio8.73
Dividend Yield2.76%
Business First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Business First Bank 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. The company operates through 25 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.2Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 3.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.72 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry State commercial banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:BFST



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$114.18 million
Cash Flow$1.90 per share
Book Value$13.65 per share


Net Income$23.77 million


Market Cap$299.51 million
Next Earnings Date7/22/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable

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Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ:BFST) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Business First Bancshares' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

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 shares have decreased by 17.1% and is now trading at $14.49. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Business First Bancshares?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Business First Bancshares in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Business First Bancshares.

When is Business First Bancshares' next earnings date?

Business First Bancshares is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 22nd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Business First Bancshares.

How were Business First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

Business First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:BFST) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April, 28th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.03. The firm earned $23.02 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $22.68 million. Business First Bancshares had a net margin of 19.48% and a return on equity of 8.52%. View Business First Bancshares' earnings history.

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 Thursday, April 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Sunday, May 31st. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.76%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 14th. View Business First Bancshares' dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for BFST?

3 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Business First Bancshares' shares. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $31.00. On average, they expect Business First Bancshares' stock price to reach $25.33 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 74.8% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Business First Bancshares.

Has Business First Bancshares been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about BFST stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Business First Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of -1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutBusiness First Bancshares.

Are investors shorting Business First Bancshares?

Business First Bancshares saw a increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 48,100 shares, an increase of 10.3% from the April 30th total of 43,600 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 48,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.0 days. Currently, 0.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Business First Bancshares' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Business First Bancshares' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Business First Bancshares own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Business First Bancshares investors own include AbbVie (ABBV), Comcast (CMCSA), Brinker International (EAT), Eastman Chemical (EMN), Enbridge (ENB), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Harley-Davidson (HOG), JD.Com (JD), Marathon Petroleum (MPC) and Netflix (NFLX).

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 44)
  • Mr. Gregory Robertson, CFO & Treasurer (Age 47)
  • Heather Roemer, Sr. VP Director, HR & Talent Devel.
  • Rodney Poncho Seaford, Regional Pres

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 investors include BlackRock Inc. (5.25%), RMB Capital Management LLC (3.18%), State Street Corp (1.61%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.35%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.64%) and Alliancebernstein L.P. (0.46%). Company insiders that own Business First Bancshares stock include Alicia Robertson, Andrew D Mclindon, Donald A Hingle II, Greg Robertson, Keith Mansfield, Norman Jerome Sr Vascocu Sr, Robert S Jr Greer and Steven Gerard White. View institutional ownership trends for Business First Bancshares.

Which institutional investors are selling Business First Bancshares stock?

BFST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including RMB Capital Management LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., Morgan Stanley, UBS Group AG, First Trust Advisors LP, Financial Management Professionals Inc., and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. View insider buying and selling activity for Business First Bancshares.

Which institutional investors are buying Business First Bancshares stock?

BFST stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc., Invesco Ltd., Rodgers Brothers Inc., Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc., BlackRock Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, and Wedge Capital Management L L P NC. Company insiders that have bought Business First Bancshares stock in the last two years include Alicia Robertson, Andrew D Mclindon, Greg Robertson, Keith Mansfield, Robert S Jr Greer, and Steven Gerard White. View insider buying and selling activity for Business First Bancshares.

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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Business First Bancshares' stock price today?

One share of BFST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $14.49.

How big of a company is Business First Bancshares?

Business First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $299.51 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. Business First Bancshares employs 333 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.

This page was last updated on 5/31/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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