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DOW   38,996.39
QQQ   439.00
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Best Buy reports lower 4Q sales and profits as shoppers remain cautious
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DOW   38,996.39
QQQ   439.00
Pure Storage, Hormel Foods rise; WW International, First Advantage fall, Thursday, 2/29/2024
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How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 2/29/2024
Average long-term US mortgage rises to 6.94% after marking fourth-straight weekly increase
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Best Buy reports lower 4Q sales and profits as shoppers remain cautious
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First Busey (BUSE) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$23.06
+0.43 (+1.90%)
(As of 02/29/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$22.91
$23.54
50-Day Range
$22.41
$25.41
52-Week Range
$16.26
$25.80
Volume
128,465 shs
Average Volume
164,255 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.27 billion
P/E Ratio
10.63
Dividend Yield
4.16%
Price Target
$24.50

First Busey MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
6.2% Upside
$24.50 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
1.68% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.49
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.34mentions of First Busey in the last 14 days
Based on 15 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$623,627 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
8.41%
From $2.14 to $2.32 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.26 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

198th out of 866 stocks

State Commercial Banks Industry

40th out of 182 stocks


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About First Busey Stock (NASDAQ:BUSE)

First Busey Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Busey Bank that provides retail and commercial banking products and services to individual, corporate, institutional, and governmental customers in the United States. It operates through three segments: Banking, FirsTech, and Wealth Management. The Banking segment provides banking services to individual customers, such as demand and savings deposits, money transfers, safe deposit services, individual retirement accounts and other fiduciary services, automated teller machines, and technology-based networks, as well as loan products, including residential real estate, home equity lines of credit, and consumer loans. This segment also offers banking services to corporate customers, including commercial, commercial real estate, real estate construction, and agricultural loans, as well as cash management services. The FirsTech segment provides payment technology solutions comprising online, mobile, and voice-recognition bill payments; money management and credit card networks; direct debit services; lockbox remittance processing for payments made by mail; and walk-in payments, as well as tools to help clients with billing, reconciliation, bill reminders, and treasury services. The Wealth Management segment offers a range of asset management, investment, brokerage, fiduciary, philanthropic advisory, tax preparation, and farm management services to individuals, businesses, and foundations. The company was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Champaign, Illinois.

BUSE Stock Price History

BUSE Stock News Headlines

First Busey (NASDAQ:BUSE) Raised to "Hold" at StockNews.com
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record
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First Busey Corporation (BUSE)
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 1/26 Dividend
1/18/2024
Last Earnings
1/23/2024
Dividend Payable
1/26/2024
Today
2/29/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/23/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
State commercial banks
Sub-Industry
Regional Banks
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:BUSE
CUSIP
31938310
Employees
1,544
Year Founded
1868

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$24.50
High Stock Price Target
$27.00
Low Stock Price Target
$23.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+6.2%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$122.57 million
Pretax Margin
25.58%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$601.76 million
Cash Flow
$3.30 per share
Book Value
$23.02 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
51,324,000
Market Cap
$1.27 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.87

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BUSE Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell First Busey stock right now?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Busey in the last year. There are currently 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" BUSE shares.
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What is First Busey's stock price target for 2024?

4 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for First Busey's stock. Their BUSE share price targets range from $23.00 to $27.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $24.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have BUSE shares performed in 2024?

First Busey's stock was trading at $24.82 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, BUSE stock has decreased by 7.1% and is now trading at $23.06.
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Are investors shorting First Busey?

First Busey saw a increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 862,000 shares, an increase of 15.4% from the January 31st total of 746,700 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 167,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.1 days. Currently, 1.7% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is First Busey's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 23rd 2024.
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How were First Busey's earnings last quarter?

First Busey Co. (NASDAQ:BUSE) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January, 23rd. The bank reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.03. The bank earned $108.65 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $107.74 million. First Busey had a net margin of 20.37% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.38%.

How often does First Busey pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for First Busey?

First Busey declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 19th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share on Friday, January 26th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 18th.
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Is First Busey a good dividend stock?

First Busey (NASDAQ:BUSE) pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.23%. BUSE has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 44.24%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, BUSE will have a dividend payout ratio of 41.38% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What ETF holds First Busey's stock ?

JPMorgan Active Small Cap Value ETF holds 5,922 shares of BUSE stock, representing 1.10% of its portfolio.

What is Van A. Dukeman's approval rating as First Busey's CEO?

28 employees have rated First Busey Chief Executive Officer Van A. Dukeman on Glassdoor.com. Van A. Dukeman has an approval rating of 97% among the company's employees. This puts Van A. Dukeman in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of First Busey own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other First Busey investors own include Endologix (ELGX), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW), Micron Technology (MU), Ciner Resources (CINR), Agree Realty (ADC), Gran Tierra Energy (GTE), UMB Financial (UMBF) and Transocean (RIG).

Who are First Busey's major shareholders?

First Busey's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.93%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.33%), LSV Asset Management (2.33%), Northern Trust Corp (1.17%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (1.15%) and Osborne Partners Capital Management LLC (0.81%). Insiders that own company stock include Cassandra R Sanford, George Barr, Gregory B Lykins, Jeffrey David Jones, John Joseph Powers, Karen M Jensen, Michael David Cassens, Monica L Bowe, Scott A Phillips, Stanley J Bradshaw and Van A Dukeman.
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How do I buy shares of First Busey?

Shares of BUSE stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:BUSE) was last updated on 3/1/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff