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

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$35.80 +0.35 (+0.99 %)
(As of 06/22/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$35.10
Today's Range$35.05 - $36.20
52-Week Range$26.05 - $35.70
Volume3,798 shs
Average Volume35,026 shs
Market Capitalization$437.43 million
P/E Ratio20.20
Dividend Yield0.56%
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

Industry National commercial banks


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


Trailing P/E Ratio20.20
Forward P/E Ratio16.65
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$80.43 million
Price / Sales5.49
Cash Flow$1.9446 per share
Price / Cash18.41
Book Value$19.92 per share
Price / Book1.80


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

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 Tuesday, April 24th. Shareholders 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 0.57%. 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) posted its quarterly 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 analyst estimates of $19.96 million. First Bancshares had a net margin of 16.11% and a return on equity of 9.28%. View First Bancshares' Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for FBMS?

2 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for First Bancshares' stock. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $39.00. On average, they expect First Bancshares' stock price to reach $38.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for First Bancshares.

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?

Headlines about FBMS stock have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 47.03 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are First Bancshares' major shareholders?

First Bancshares' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Banc Funds Co. LLC (5.85%), RMB Capital Management LLC (5.26%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (3.41%), Maltese Capital Management LLC (2.51%), JCSD Capital LLC (2.22%) and Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. (1.19%). 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 major 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, JCSD Capital LLC, Maltese Capital Management LLC and Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Bancshares.

Which major investors are buying First Bancshares stock?

FBMS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, RMB Capital Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and Barclays PLC. 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 $35.35.

How big of a company is First Bancshares?

First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $437.43 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 (FBMS)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  96 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  103 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  199
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 6/22/2018 by Staff

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