NASDAQ:FBMS - First Bancshares Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$36.15 -0.20 (-0.55 %)
(As of 07/22/2018 08:27 AM ET)
Previous Close$36.15
Today's Range$35.95 - $36.35
52-Week Range$26.10 - $36.95
Volume37,554 shs
Average Volume45,826 shs
Market Capitalization$446.05 million
P/E Ratio19.44
Dividend Yield0.55%
First Bancshares logoThe First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the 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, voice response telephone inquiry services, commercial sweep accounts, cash management services, safe deposit boxes, travelers checks, mobile deposit, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, automatic drafts for various accounts, automated teller machines, 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, 2017, the company operated through a network of 3 full-service branches, 1 motor branch, and 4 loan production offices in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Florida. The First Bancshares, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry National commercial banks


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.15
Current Ratio0.84
Quick Ratio0.84


Trailing P/E Ratio19.44
Forward P/E Ratio16.81
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$80.43 million
Price / Sales5.55
Cash Flow$1.9259 per share
Price / Cash18.77
Book Value$19.92 per share
Price / Book1.81


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.76
Net Income$10.61 million
Net Margins16.11%
Return on Equity9.28%
Return on Assets0.98%


Outstanding Shares12,340,000
Market Cap$446.05

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 24th. Investors of record on Monday, May 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share on Tuesday, May 22nd. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 4th. View First Bancshares' Dividend History.

How were First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 24th. The bank reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.02. The bank earned $19.84 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.96 million. First Bancshares had a return on equity of 9.28% and a net margin of 16.11%. View First Bancshares' Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for FBMS?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for First Bancshares' shares. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $39.00. On average, they expect First Bancshares' share price to reach $38.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for First Bancshares.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for First Bancshares?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Bancshares in the last year. There are currently 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

Who are some of First Bancshares' key competitors?

Who are First Bancshares' key executives?

First Bancshares' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Milton Ray Cole Jr., Vice Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 56)
  • Ms. Donna T. Lowery CPA, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 51)
  • 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

Has First Bancshares been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about FBMS stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. They also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.89 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are First Bancshares' major shareholders?

First Bancshares' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include ELCO Management Co. LLC (0.07%) and Hartford Investment Management Co. (0.05%). 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 buying First Bancshares stock?

FBMS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including ELCO Management Co. LLC and Hartford Investment Management Co.. 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 $36.15.

How big of a company is First Bancshares?

First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $446.05 million and generates $80.43 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $10.61 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.76 on an earnings per share basis. First Bancshares employs 423 workers across the globe.

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:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  107 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  114 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  221
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about First Bancshares and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe FBMS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe FBMS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 7/22/2018 by Staff

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