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NASDAQ:BFST

Business First Bancshares - BFST Stock Forecast, Price & News

$22.02
+0.49 (+2.28%)
(As of 10/3/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$21.60
$22.06
50-Day Range
$21.53
$24.95
52-Week Range
$20.19
$29.50
Volume
35,564 shs
Average Volume
36,639 shs
Market Capitalization
$497.19 million
P/E Ratio
10.44
Dividend Yield
2.23%
Price Target
$29.00

Business First Bancshares MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Strong Buy
4.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
31.7% Upside
$29.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
0.98% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
1.23mentions of Business First Bancshares in the last 14 days
Based on 3 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$40,044 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
17.89%
From $2.46 to $2.90 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.49 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

483rd out of 927 stocks

State Commercial Banks Industry

100th out of 198 stocks

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About Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ:BFST) Stock

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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BFST Company Calendar

Last Earnings
7/26/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/31 Dividend
8/12/2022
Dividend Payable
8/31/2022
Today
10/03/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/20/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
State commercial banks
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Finance
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:BFST
Employees
648
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$29.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$29.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$29.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+31.7%
Consensus Rating
Strong Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
4.00
Research Coverage
1 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$52.14 million
Pretax Margin
26.80%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$206.22 million
Cash Flow
$2.91 per share
Book Value
$21.25 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
20,998,000
Market Cap
$497.19 million
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
0.83

Key Executives

  • Mr. David R. Melville III (Age 47)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $1.35M
  • Mr. Gregory Robertson (Age 50)
    CFO & Treasurer
    Comp: $616.48k
  • Mr. Keith Mansfield (Age 45)
    Exec. VP & COO of b1 Bank
    Comp: $600.64k
  • Rodney Poncho Seaford
    Regional Pres of SWLA
  • Ms. Saundra Strong (Age 44)
    Corp. Sec.
  • Whitney Dees
    Assistant Sec.













BFST Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Business First Bancshares stock right now?

1 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Business First Bancshares in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "strong buy" BFST shares.
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What is Business First Bancshares' stock price forecast for 2022?

1 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Business First Bancshares' shares. Their BFST share price forecasts range from $29.00 to $29.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $29.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 31.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have BFST shares performed in 2022?

Business First Bancshares' stock was trading at $28.31 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, BFST shares have decreased by 22.2% and is now trading at $22.02.
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When is Business First Bancshares' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 20th 2022.
View our BFST earnings forecast
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How were Business First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:BFST) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July, 26th. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $56.58 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $55.11 million. Business First Bancshares had a net margin of 21.55% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.74%.

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 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share on Wednesday, August 31st. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.18%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 12th.
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Is Business First Bancshares a good dividend stock?

Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ:BFST) pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.23%. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 22.75%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, BFST will have a dividend payout ratio of 16.55% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for BFST.

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."

How do I buy shares of Business First Bancshares?

Shares of BFST stock 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 $22.02.

How much money does Business First Bancshares make?

Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ:BFST) has a market capitalization of $497.19 million and generates $206.22 million in revenue each year. The company earns $52.14 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.11 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Business First Bancshares have?

The company employs 648 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Business First Bancshares?

Business First Bancshares' mailing address is 500 LAUREL STREET SUITE 101, BATON ROUGE LA, 70801. The official website for the company is www.b1bank.com. The company can be reached via phone at (225) 248-7600 or via fax at 225-248-7650.

This page (NASDAQ:BFST) was last updated on 10/3/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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