NASDAQ:BFST - Business First Bancshares Stock Price, News & Analysis

$23.86
-0.16 (-0.67 %)
(As of 08/23/2019 06:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
$23.5990
Now: $23.86
$24.55
50-Day Range
$22.66
MA: $24.57
$25.76
52-Week Range
$20.64
Now: $23.86
$27.40
Volume6,835 shs
Average Volume19,011 shs
Market Capitalization$319.01 million
P/E Ratio15.04
Dividend Yield1.62%
Beta0.18
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.

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry State commercial banks
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorFinance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:BFST
CUSIPN/A
CIKN/A
Phone225-248-7600

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$83.97 million
Cash Flow$1.6154 per share
Book Value$20.76 per share

Profitability

Net Income$14.09 million

Miscellaneous

Employees333
Market Cap$319.01 million
Next Earnings Date10/28/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable

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Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ:BFST) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Business First Bancshares' stock symbol?

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

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, July 23rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Saturday, August 31st. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 14th. View Business First Bancshares' Dividend History.

How were Business First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

Business First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:BFST) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 24th. The company reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.05. The company earned $24.41 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $22.12 million. Business First Bancshares had a net margin of 19.47% and a return on equity of 8.38%. View Business First Bancshares' Earnings History.

When is Business First Bancshares' next earnings date?

Business First Bancshares is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Business First Bancshares.

What price target have analysts set for BFST?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Business First Bancshares' shares. Their forecasts range from $27.00 to $28.00. On average, they anticipate Business First Bancshares' share price to reach $27.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Business First Bancshares.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Business First Bancshares?

4 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 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Business First Bancshares.

Has Business First Bancshares been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about BFST stock have been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Business First Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Business First Bancshares.

Are investors shorting Business First Bancshares?

Business First Bancshares saw a increase in short interest in the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totalling 116,800 shares, an increase of 11.2% from the June 15th total of 105,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 14,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 7.8 days. Currently, 0.9% of the company's stock are short sold. 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 Comcast (CMCSA), JD.Com (JD), Netflix (NFLX), Xilinx (XLNX), Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), bluebird bio (BLUE), Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY), Docusign (DOCU), Federated National (FNHC) and Chart Industries (GTLS).

Who are Business First Bancshares' key executives?

Business First Bancshares' management team includes the folowing 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

Who are Business First Bancshares' major shareholders?

Business First Bancshares' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include RMB Capital Management LLC (7.32%), BlackRock Inc. (4.91%), EJF Capital LLC (4.82%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.12%), Maltese Capital Management LLC (1.17%) and Northern Trust Corp (0.92%). 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 and Robert S Jr Greer. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Business First Bancshares.

Which major 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 and Maltese Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Business First Bancshares company stock in the last year include Donald A Hingle II and Norman Jerome Sr Vascocu Sr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Business First Bancshares.

Which major investors are buying Business First Bancshares stock?

BFST stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust Corp, Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Bessemer Group Inc. 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, Greg Robertson, Keith Mansfield and Robert S Jr Greer. View Insider Buying and Selling 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Business First Bancshares' stock price today?

One share of BFST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $23.86.

How big of a company is Business First Bancshares?

Business First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $319.01 million and generates $83.97 million in revenue each year. The company earns $14.09 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.45 on an earnings per share basis. Business First Bancshares employs 333 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Business First Bancshares.

What is Business First Bancshares' official website?

The official website for Business First Bancshares is http://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.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ BFST)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  60 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  79 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  139
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Business First Bancshares and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BFST will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BFST will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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