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NASDAQ:FBMS

First Bancshares - FBMS Stock Forecast, Price & News

$34.52
+0.30 (+0.88%)
(As of 12/2/2022 09:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$34.02
$34.63
50-Day Range
$29.82
$34.71
52-Week Range
$26.95
$40.81
Volume
114,700 shs
Average Volume
87,452 shs
Market Capitalization
$829.45 million
P/E Ratio
11.78
Dividend Yield
2.32%
Price Target
$30.00

First Bancshares MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
13.1% Downside
$30.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
4.14% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.31mentions of First Bancshares in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
15.43%
From $3.11 to $3.59 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.08 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

671st out of 886 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

65th out of 89 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.

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FBMS Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/24/2021
Ex-Dividend for 11/25 Dividend
11/07/2022
Dividend Payable
11/25/2022
Today
12/05/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
1/24/2023

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
$30.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$39.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$4.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-13.1%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
3 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$64.17 million
Pretax Margin
34.72%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$214.22 million
Cash Flow
$3.72 per share
Book Value
$25.86 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
22,908,000
Market Cap
$829.45 million
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
0.92

Key Executives

  • Mr. Milton Ray Cole Jr. (Age 60)
    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?

3 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Bancshares in the last year. There are currently 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" FBMS shares.
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What is First Bancshares' stock price forecast for 2023?

3 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for First Bancshares' shares. Their FBMS share price forecasts range from $4.00 to $39.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $30.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 13.1%.
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How have FBMS shares performed in 2022?

First Bancshares' stock was trading at $39.00 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, FBMS stock has decreased by 11.5% and is now trading at $34.52.
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Are investors shorting First Bancshares?

First Bancshares saw a increase in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totaling 994,600 shares, an increase of 12.9% from the October 31st total of 880,800 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 117,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 8.5 days.
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When is First Bancshares' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January 24th 2023.
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How were First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) released its earnings results on Sunday, October, 24th. The bank reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.01. The bank earned $49.61 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $48.26 million. First Bancshares had a net margin of 27.77% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.97%.

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

First Bancshares announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 27th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, November 25th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 7th. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.19.
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Is First Bancshares a good dividend stock?

First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.32%. The company 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 is 27.30%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, FBMS will have a dividend payout ratio of 22.28% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is M. Ray Cole Jr.'s approval rating as First Bancshares' CEO?

5 employees have rated First Bancshares Chief Executive Officer M. Ray Cole Jr. on Glassdoor.com. M. Ray Cole Jr. has an approval rating of 69% among the company's employees. 30.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at First Bancshares to a friend.

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.37%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.03%), Royce & Associates LP (3.14%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.79%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (2.35%) and State Street Corp (2.29%). Insiders that own company 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 $34.52.

How much money does First Bancshares make?

First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) has a market capitalization of $829.52 million and generates $214.22 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $64.17 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.93 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does First Bancshares have?

The company 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 the company 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 12/5/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff