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NASDAQ:FBMSFirst Bancshares Stock Price, Forecast & News

+0.80 (+3.73 %)
(As of 08/7/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $22.25
50-Day Range
MA: $21.04
52-Week Range
Now: $22.25
Volume77,622 shs
Average Volume69,345 shs
Market Capitalization$476.15 million
P/E Ratio8.62
Dividend Yield1.86%
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.5Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 4.0Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.94 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry National commercial banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:FBMS



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$175.48 million
Cash Flow$2.83 per share
Book Value$28.91 per share


Net Income$43.74 million


Market Cap$476.15 million
Next Earnings Date10/19/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable
+0.80 (+3.73 %)
(As of 08/7/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Frequently Asked Questions

How has First Bancshares' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

First Bancshares' stock was trading at $25.36 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, FBMS stock has decreased by 12.3% and is now trading at $22.25.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of 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."
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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 19th 2020.
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How were First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July, 27th. The bank reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.08. The bank had revenue of $54.86 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $46.49 million. First Bancshares had a net margin of 24.46% and a return on equity of 8.80%.
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How often does First Bancshares pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for First Bancshares?

First Bancshares announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 27th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 10th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Monday, August 24th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 7th.
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What price target have analysts set for FBMS?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for First Bancshares' shares. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $36.00. On average, they anticipate First Bancshares' stock price to reach $36.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 61.8% from the stock's current price.
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Has First Bancshares been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about FBMS stock has been trending very positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public 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 4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the bank a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.
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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 Shopify (SHOP), Zynga (ZNGA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Roku (ROKU), Southern (SO), Square (SQ), Whirlpool (WHR), Amgen (AMGN), bluebird bio (BLUE) and Delta Air Lines (DAL).

Who are First Bancshares' key executives?

First Bancshares' management team includes the following 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

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Mendon Capital Advisors Corp (2.18%), Swiss National Bank (0.21%), Fourthstone LLC (0.20%), Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC (0.20%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.10%) and Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.10%). Company insiders that own First Bancshares stock include Andrew D Stetelman, E Ricky Gibson and M Ray Cole Jr.
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Which institutional investors are selling First Bancshares stock?

FBMS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fourthstone LLC, Mendon Capital Advisors Corp, and UBS Group AG.
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Which institutional investors are buying First Bancshares stock?

FBMS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Principal Financial Group Inc., Swiss National Bank, Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, and New York State Common Retirement Fund. Company insiders that have bought First Bancshares stock in the last two years include Andrew D Stetelman, and E Ricky Gibson.
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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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is First Bancshares' stock price today?

One share of FBMS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.25.

How big of a company is First Bancshares?

First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $476.15 million and generates $175.48 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $43.74 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.79 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 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.

This page was last updated on 8/8/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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