NASDAQ:FBMS - First Bancshares Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$31.23 -0.17 (-0.54 %)
(As of 05/23/2019 02:44 PM ET)
Previous Close$31.40
Today's Range$30.89 - $31.25
52-Week Range$27.84 - $43.53
Volume166 shs
Average Volume38,276 shs
Market Capitalization$539.34 million
P/E Ratio13.65
Dividend Yield1.01%
Beta0.29
The First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for The First, A National Banking Association that provides general commercial and retail banking services. The company operates through three segments: Commercial/Retail Bank, Mortgage Banking Division, and Holding Company. It offers deposit services, including checking, NOW, and savings accounts; other time deposits, such as daily money market accounts and longer-term certificates of deposit; and individual retirement accounts. The company also provides commercial loans comprising secured and unsecured loans for working capital, business expansion, and purchase of equipment and machinery; consumer loans consisting of equity lines of credit, as well as secured and unsecured loans for financing automobiles, home improvements, education, and personal investments; and real estate construction and acquisition loans. In addition, it originates loans to purchase existing residential homes or construct new homes, and to refinance existing mortgages; and provides financial and wealth management services. Further, the company offers Internet banking services, automated teller machines, voice response telephone inquiry services, commercial sweep accounts, cash management services, safe deposit boxes, merchant, mobile deposit, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, automatic drafts for various accounts, and credit card services. It primarily serves small to medium-sized businesses, professional concerns, individuals, associations and organizations, and governmental authorities. As of December 31, 2018, the company operated through a network of 61 full-service branches, 1 motor branch, and 4 loan production offices in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, and Georgia. The First Bancshares, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry National commercial banks
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorFinance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:FBMS
CUSIPN/A
Phone601-268-8998

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$120.54 million
Cash Flow$2.2387 per share
Book Value$26.30 per share

Profitability

Net Income$21.23 million

Miscellaneous

Employees582
Market Cap$539.34 million
Next Earnings Date7/22/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable

First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is First Bancshares' stock symbol?

First Bancshares trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FBMS."

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

First Bancshares announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 23rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.08 per share on Friday, May 24th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 9th. This is a boost from First Bancshares's previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. View First Bancshares' Dividend History.

How were First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April, 22nd. The bank reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.01. The bank earned $32.69 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $32.58 million. First Bancshares had a net margin of 18.16% and a return on equity of 10.24%. View First Bancshares' Earnings History.

When is First Bancshares' next earnings date?

First Bancshares is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July 22nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for First Bancshares.

What price target have analysts set for FBMS?

1 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for First Bancshares' stock. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $37.00. On average, they expect First Bancshares' share price to reach $37.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for First Bancshares.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for First Bancshares?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Bancshares in the last year. There are currently 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for First Bancshares.

Has First Bancshares been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about FBMS stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press 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 positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. First Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the bank a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of First Bancshares' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of First Bancshares own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other First Bancshares investors own include Whirlpool (WHR), Amgen (AMGN), bluebird bio (BLUE), General Finance (GFN), Intel (INTC), Weibo (WB), Western Digital (WDC), Zynga (ZNGA), Delta Air Lines (DAL) and Shopify (SHOP).

Who are First Bancshares' key executives?

First Bancshares' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Milton Ray Cole Jr., Vice Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 57)
  • Ms. Donna T. Lowery CPA, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 52)
  • Mr. Chris Ryals, Exec. VP & COO
  • Dawn Ard, Compliance Officer & Compliance Officer of The First, A National Banking Association
  • Ms. Marsie White, VP of Human Resource

Who are First Bancshares' major shareholders?

First Bancshares' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include RMB Capital Management LLC (4.85%), BlackRock Inc. (3.87%), Wellington Management Group LLP (3.35%), Mendon Capital Advisors Corp (2.99%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (2.98%) and Banc Funds Co. LLC (2.95%). Company insiders that own First Bancshares stock include Donna T Rutland, E Ricky Gibson, J Douglas Seidenburg and M Ray Cole Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for First Bancshares.

Which institutional investors are selling First Bancshares stock?

FBMS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Castine Capital Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co., THB Asset Management, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, California State Teachers Retirement System and ELCO Management Co. LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Bancshares.

Which institutional investors are buying First Bancshares stock?

FBMS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Context BH Capital Management LP, Mid Atlantic Financial Management Inc. ADV, Mendon Capital Advisors Corp, Intl Fcstone Inc., Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN and BlackRock Inc.. Company insiders that have bought First Bancshares stock in the last two years include Donna T Rutland, E Ricky Gibson and J Douglas Seidenburg. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Bancshares.

How do I buy shares of First Bancshares?

Shares of FBMS 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 First Bancshares' stock price today?

One share of FBMS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $31.23.

How big of a company is First Bancshares?

First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $539.34 million and generates $120.54 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $21.23 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.29 on an earnings per share basis. First Bancshares employs 582 workers across the globe.

What is First Bancshares' official website?

The official website for First Bancshares is http://www.thefirstbank.com/.

How can I contact First Bancshares?

First Bancshares' mailing address is 6480 US HIGHWAY 98 WEST SUITE A, HATTIESBURG MS, 39402. The bank can be reached via phone at 601-268-8998.


MarketBeat Community Rating for First Bancshares (NASDAQ FBMS)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  164 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  189 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  353
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This page was last updated on 5/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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