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

$24.23
-0.01 (-0.04 %)
(As of 10/18/2019 03:18 AM ET)
Today's Range
$24.23
Now: $24.23
$24.40
50-Day Range
$23.45
MA: $24.27
$25.39
52-Week Range
$20.64
Now: $24.23
$26.92
Volume6,600 shs
Average Volume15,040 shs
Market Capitalization$323.86 million
P/E Ratio16.71
Dividend Yield1.65%
Beta0.22
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$1.67 per share
Book Value$22.55 per share

Profitability

Net Income$14.09 million

Miscellaneous

Employees333
Market Cap$323.86 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. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Saturday, August 31st. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.65%. The ex-dividend date 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 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.05. The business earned $24.41 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 12 month price targets for Business First Bancshares' stock. Their forecasts range from $27.00 to $28.00. On average, they expect Business First Bancshares' share price to reach $27.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 13.5% 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?

News articles about BFST stock have trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media 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 -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Business First Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of -1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact 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 decline in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 81,200 shares, a decline of 26.4% from the August 30th total of 110,400 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 13,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.2 days. Currently, 0.6% of the shares of the 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 DXC Technology (DXC), American Airlines Group (AAL), Comcast (CMCSA), JD.Com (JD), Netflix (NFLX), PTC (PTC), Xilinx (XLNX), Alliance Data Systems (ADS), Albemarle (ALB) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY).

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

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 $24.23.

How big of a company is Business First Bancshares?

Business First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $323.86 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:  72 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  90 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  162
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 10/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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