NASDAQ:FBMS - First Bancshares Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $31.30 +0.33 (+1.07 %) (As of 05/24/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$31.30Today's Range$31.0001 - $31.3152-Week Range$27.84 - $43.53Volume18,337 shsAverage Volume31,788 shsMarket Capitalization$540.64 millionP/E Ratio13.67Dividend Yield1.03%Beta0.29 ProfileAnalyst 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 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. 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 Webhttp://www.thefirstbank.com/ Phone601-268-8998Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.31 Current Ratio0.89 Quick Ratio0.89Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio13.67 Forward P/E Ratio11.14 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$120.54 million Price / Sales4.49 Cash Flow$2.2437 per share Price / Cash Flow13.95 Book Value$26.30 per share Price / Book1.19Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.29 Net Income$21.23 million Net Margins18.16% Return on Equity10.24% Return on Assets1.24%Miscellaneous Employees582 Outstanding Shares17,273,000Market Cap$540.64 million Next Earnings Date7/22/2019 (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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, May 10th will be given a dividend of $0.08 per share on Friday, May 24th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 9th. This is a boost from First Bancshares's previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. View First Bancshares' Dividend History. How were First Bancshares' earnings last quarter? First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April, 22nd. The bank reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.01. The bank earned $32.69 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $32.58 million. First Bancshares had a net margin of 18.16% and a return on equity of 10.24%. View First Bancshares' Earnings History. When is First Bancshares' next earnings date? First Bancshares is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July 22nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for First Bancshares. What price target have analysts set for FBMS? 1 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for First Bancshares' stock. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $37.00. On average, they expect First Bancshares' stock price to reach $37.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.2% 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 headlines about FBMS stock have been trending positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. First Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the bank a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of First Bancshares' key competitors? Some companies that are related to First Bancshares include Trustmark (TRMK), WesBanco (WSBC), BancFirst (BANF), Northwest Bancshares (NWBI), First Merchants (FRME), Hope Bancorp (HOPE), Westamerica Bancorporation (WABC), NBT Bancorp (NBTB), FCB Financial (FCB), First Commonwealth Financial (FCF), City (CHCO), Sandy Spring Bancorp (SASR), National Bank (NBHC), Farmers And Merchants Bank of Long Beach (FMBL) 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 Whirlpool (WHR), Amgen (AMGN), bluebird bio (BLUE), General Finance (GFN), Intel (INTC), Weibo (WB), Western Digital (WDC), Zynga (ZNGA), Delta Air Lines (DAL) and Shopify (SHOP). 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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include RMB Capital Management LLC (4.85%), BlackRock Inc. (3.87%), Wellington Management Group LLP (3.35%), Mendon Capital Advisors Corp (2.99%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (2.98%) and Banc Funds Co. LLC (2.95%). 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 Castine Capital Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co., THB Asset Management, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, California State Teachers Retirement System and ELCO Management Co. LLC. 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 Context BH Capital Management LP, Mid Atlantic Financial Management Inc. ADV, Mendon Capital Advisors Corp, Intl Fcstone Inc., Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN and BlackRock Inc.. 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 $31.30. How big of a company is First Bancshares? First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $540.64 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. First Bancshares employs 582 workers across the globe. 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: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 164 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 189 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 353MarketBeat'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 5/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How does a security become overbought? Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.