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NASDAQ:FBMS

First Bancshares - FBMS Stock Forecast, Price & News

$29.22
+0.01 (+0.03%)
(As of 08/8/2022 11:16 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$29.18
$29.61
50-Day Range
$27.67
$30.66
52-Week Range
$26.95
$42.89
Volume
501 shs
Average Volume
71,481 shs
Market Capitalization
$599.92 million
P/E Ratio
9.49
Dividend Yield
2.46%
Price Target
$22.50

First Bancshares MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
23.1% Downside
$22.50 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
1.52% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.24mentions of First Bancshares in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
10.44%
From $3.16 to $3.49 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.07 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

739th out of 1,207 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

73rd out of 102 stocks

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About First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Stock

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 and health savings 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, organizations, and governmental authorities. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated 90 locations in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana. The First Bancshares, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several research analysts recently issued reports on FBMS shares. StockNews.com lowered shares of First Bancshares from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, May 23rd. DA Davidson cut their target price on shares of First Bancshares to $4.00 and set a "na" rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 16th. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott lowered shares of First Bancshares from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $41.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

First Bancshares Stock Up 0.7 %

Shares of NASDAQ:FBMS traded up $0.19 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $29.21. 70,677 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 78,446. The stock has a market cap of $599.68 million, a P/E ratio of 9.48 and a beta of 1.01. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of $29.08 and a 200 day simple moving average of $32.29. First Bancshares has a 1-year low of $26.95 and a 1-year high of $42.89. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a current ratio of 0.69 and a quick ratio of 0.69.

First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS - Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The bank reported $0.80 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.82 by ($0.02). First Bancshares had a net margin of 29.88% and a return on equity of 9.86%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.74 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that First Bancshares will post 3.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

First Bancshares Increases Dividend

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 8th will be paid a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.60%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 5th. This is a boost from First Bancshares's previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. First Bancshares's payout ratio is currently 23.38%.

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FBMS Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/25 Dividend
5/09/2022
Dividend Payable
5/25/2022
Last Earnings
7/27/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/25 Dividend
8/05/2022
Today
8/08/2022
Dividend Payable
8/25/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/24/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
National commercial banks
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Finance
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:FBMS
Employees
794
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$22.50
High Stock Price Forecast
$41.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$4.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-23.0%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
1 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$64.17 million
Pretax Margin
37.88%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$214.22 million
Cash Flow
$3.72 per share
Book Value
$32.17 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
19,574,000
Market Cap
$599.92 million
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
1.01

Key Executives

  • Mr. Milton Ray Cole Jr. (Age 60)
    Vice Chairman, Pres & CEO
    Comp: $885.47k
  • Ms. Donna T. Lowery CPA (Age 55)
    CPA, Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $402.31k
  • 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
  • Ms. Chandra B. Kidd
    VP & Corp. Sec.
  • Ray L. Wesson Jr.
    Pres of Southern Region - The First, A National Banking Association
  • Mr. Douglas Eric Waldron
    Pres of Northern Region - The First, A National Banking Association
  • Ms. Carol M. Daniel
    Credit Administrator of The First, A National Banking Association
  • Hayden Mitchell
    Chief Retail Banking Officer & Exec. VP of The First, A National Banking Association













FBMS Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell First Bancshares stock right now?

1 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Bancshares in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" First Bancshares stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in FBMS, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is First Bancshares' stock price forecast for 2022?

1 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for First Bancshares' shares. Their FBMS stock forecasts range from $4.00 to $41.00. On average, they expect First Bancshares' stock price to reach $22.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 23.0%.
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How has First Bancshares' stock performed in 2022?

First Bancshares' stock was trading at $39.00 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, FBMS shares have decreased by 25.1% and is now trading at $29.21.
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When is First Bancshares' next earnings date?

First Bancshares is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October 24th 2022.
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How were First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 27th. The bank reported $0.80 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.82 by $0.02. First Bancshares had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 9.86% and a net margin of 29.88%. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.74 EPS.

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

First Bancshares declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 27th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.19 per share on Thursday, August 25th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.60%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 5th. This is a boost from First Bancshares's previous quarterly dividend of $0.18.
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Is First Bancshares a good dividend stock?

First Bancshares(NASDAQ:FBMS) pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.46%. First Bancshares has been increasing its dividend for 5 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of First Bancshares is 23.38%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, First Bancshares will have a dividend payout ratio of 20.63% next year. This indicates that First Bancshares will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
View First Bancshares' dividend history.

What is M. Ray Cole Jr.'s approval rating as First Bancshares' CEO?

4 employees have rated First Bancshares CEO M. Ray Cole Jr. on Glassdoor.com. M. Ray Cole Jr. has an approval rating of 69% among First Bancshares' employees.

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 Zynga (ZNGA), Shopify (SHOP), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), bluebird bio (BLUE), Delta Air Lines (DAL), NVIDIA (NVDA), Roku (ROKU), Southern (SO) and Block (SQ).

What is First Bancshares' stock symbol?

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

Who are First Bancshares' major shareholders?

First Bancshares' stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Royce & Associates LP (4.07%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.19%), Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.05%), Strs Ohio (0.03%) and SG Americas Securities LLC (0.03%). Company insiders that own First Bancshares stock include Andrew D Stetelman, Diana Renee Moore, E Ricky Gibson, M Ray Cole Jr and Ted E Parker.
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How do I buy shares of First Bancshares?

Shares of FBMS stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is First Bancshares' stock price today?

One share of FBMS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $29.21.

How much money does First Bancshares make?

First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) has a market capitalization of $599.71 million and generates $214.22 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $64.17 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.08 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does First Bancshares have?

First Bancshares employs 794 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 official website for First Bancshares is www.thefirstbank.com. The bank can be reached via phone at (601) 268-8998 or via fax at 601-268-8904.

This page (NASDAQ:FBMS) was last updated on 8/8/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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