NASDAQ:FBMS - First Bancshares Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $30.18 +0.38 (+1.28 %) (As of 03/26/2019 10:20 AM ET)Previous Close$29.80Today's Range$29.89 - $30.1852-Week Range$27.84 - $43.53Volume601 shsAverage Volume46,394 shsMarket Capitalization$521.21 millionP/E Ratio13.18Dividend Yield0.94%Beta0.32 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email The 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. Receive FBMS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for FBMS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry National commercial banks Sub-IndustryN/A SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:FBMS Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIK947559 Webwww.thefirstbank.com Phone601-268-8998Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.46 Current Ratio0.90 Quick Ratio0.90Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio13.18 Forward P/E Ratio10.70 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$120.54 million Price / Sales4.32 Cash Flow$2.2951 per share Price / Cash Flow13.15 Book Value$24.48 per share Price / Book1.23Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.29 Net Income$21.23 million Net Margins17.61% Return on Equity10.32% Return on Assets1.20%Miscellaneous EmployeesN/A Outstanding Shares17,270,000Market Cap$521.21 million Next Earnings Date4/23/2019 (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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 30th. Investors of record on Monday, February 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.07 per share on Tuesday, February 26th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 8th. This is a boost from First Bancshares's previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. View First Bancshares' Dividend History. How were First Bancshares' earnings last quarter? First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January, 28th. The bank reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.02. The bank earned $31.67 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $29.83 million. First Bancshares had a return on equity of 10.32% and a net margin of 17.61%. View First Bancshares' Earnings History. When is First Bancshares' next earnings date? First Bancshares is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for First Bancshares. What price target have analysts set for FBMS? 1 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for First Bancshares' stock. Their predictions range from $37.00 to $37.00. On average, they expect First Bancshares' share price to reach $37.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 22.6% 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? Media stories about FBMS stock have trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. First Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the bank a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of First Bancshares' key competitors? Some companies that are related to First Bancshares include First Merchants (FRME), Northwest Bancshares (NWBI), BancFirst (BANF), Westamerica Bancorporation (WABC), FCB Financial (FCB), Hope Bancorp (HOPE), NBT Bancorp (NBTB), Cadence Bancorp (CADE), First Commonwealth Financial (FCF), City (CHCO), WSFS Financial (WSFS), Sandy Spring Bancorp (SASR), Farmers And Merchants Bank of Long Beach (FMBL), National Bank (NBHC) and Meridian Bancorp (EBSB). 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 Micron Technology (MU), Constellation Brands (STZ), Honeywell International (HON), Blackstone Group (BX), Amgen (AMGN), Intel (INTC), Shopify (SHOP), Spark Therapeutics (ONCE), Western Digital (WDC) and bluebird bio (BLUE). 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 & COODawn Ard, Compliance Officer & Compliance Officer of The First, A National Banking AssociationMs. Marsie White, VP of Human Resource Who are First Bancshares' major shareholders? First Bancshares' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include RMB Capital Management LLC (5.60%), BlackRock Inc. (4.44%), Banc Funds Co. LLC (3.38%), Mendon Capital Advisors Corp (3.11%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.29%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.29%). 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 Banc Funds Co. LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, California Public Employees Retirement System, Northpointe Capital LLC, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC, Mendon Capital Advisors Corp, Acadian Asset Management LLC and Two Sigma Advisers LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Bancshares. Which institutional investors are buying First Bancshares stock? FBMS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including RMB Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Leavell Investment Management Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC and Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC. 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 $30.18. How big of a company is First Bancshares? First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $521.21 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. 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: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 155 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 171 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 326MarketBeat'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 3/26/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are gap-up stocks?