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DOW   34,265.37
QQQ   351.69
S&P 500   4,397.94
DOW   34,265.37
QQQ   351.69
S&P 500   4,397.94
DOW   34,265.37
QQQ   351.69

Business First Bancshares Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.17 (-0.62%)
(As of 01/21/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
35,224 shs
Average Volume
20,166 shs
Market Capitalization
$553.15 million
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Business First Bancshares

Business First Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company. It engages in the provision of banking products and services through its subsidiary. The firm offers commercial and personal banking, treasury management, and wealth solutions services. The company was founded on July 20, 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

State commercial banks
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$171.32 million
Cash Flow
$1.79 per share
Book Value
$19.84 per share


Net Income
$29.99 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$553.15 million
Not Optionable

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 11/30 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End


Overall MarketRank

2.41 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

369th out of 1,355 stocks

State Commercial Banks Industry

71st out of 235 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.8Community Rank: 3.9Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

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 twelve months. There are currently 1 buy rating and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "strong buy" Business First Bancshares stock.
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How has Business First Bancshares' stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Business First Bancshares' stock was trading at $17.47 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, BFST stock has increased by 55.3% and is now trading at $27.13.
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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, January 24th 2022.
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How were Business First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:BFST) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 20th. The company reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.02. The business earned $43.64 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $43.46 million. Business First Bancshares had a net margin of 25.56% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.36%.
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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 Wednesday, October 20th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share on Tuesday, November 30th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 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 1.76%. Business First Bancshares does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Business First Bancshares is 18.46%. 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 20.43% 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 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Business First Bancshares' shares. Their forecasts range from $27.50 to $33.00. On average, they expect Business First Bancshares' share price to reach $30.25 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 11.5% 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:
  • David R. Melville, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Keith Mansfield, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Gregory Robertson, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
  • Philip Jordan, Chief Banking Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Mimi Singer Lee, Chief Human Resources Officer & Executive VP

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Mesirow Financial Investment Management Inc. (0.08%), AE Wealth Management LLC (0.08%), Summit Financial Wealth Advisors LLC (0.04%) and Denali Advisors LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own Business First Bancshares stock include Alicia Robertson, 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.
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 AE Wealth Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Business First Bancshares company stock in the last year include Alicia Robertson, James J Buquet III, Mark P Folse, Steven Gerard White, and Warren Mcdonald.
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Which institutional investors are buying Business First Bancshares stock?

BFST stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mesirow Financial Investment Management Inc., Summit Financial Wealth Advisors LLC, and Denali Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Business First Bancshares stock in the last two years include Alicia Robertson, Drew C Brees, John P Ducrest, Keith Alexis Tillage, 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 $27.13.

How much money does Business First Bancshares make?

Business First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $553.15 million and generates $171.32 million in revenue each year. The company earns $29.99 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.60 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Business First Bancshares have?

Business First Bancshares employs 590 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 or via fax at 225-248-7650.

This page was last updated on 1/23/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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