First Bancshares Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.11 (+0.28%)
(As of 01/14/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
24,754 shs
Average Volume
36,930 shs
Market Capitalization
$829.87 million
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About First Bancshares

First Bancshares, Inc. (Mississippi) operates as a bank holding company. It provides banking services such as personal and business which include checking, savings, and loans, cards, and others. It operates through the following segments: Commercial/Retail Bank, Mortgage Banking, and Holding Company. The Commercial/Retail Bank segment provides a full range of commercial banking services to corporations and other business customers. Loans are provided for a variety of general corporate purposes, including financing for commercial and industrial projects, income producing commercial real estate, owner-occupied real estate and construction and land development. The Mortgage Banking segment provides residential mortgage banking services, including construction financing, for conventional and government insured home loans to be sold in the secondary market. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Hattiesburg, MS.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

National commercial banks
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$221.22 million
Cash Flow
$2.54 per share
Book Value
$30.12 per share


Net Income
$52.51 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$829.87 million
Not Optionable

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 11/26 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End


Overall MarketRank

2.31 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

381st out of 1,349 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

32nd out of 108 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.0Community Rank: 4.1Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Frequently Asked Questions

Is First Bancshares a buy right now?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Bancshares in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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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How has First Bancshares' stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

First Bancshares' stock was trading at $25.36 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, FBMS stock has increased by 55.7% and is now trading at $39.48.
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When is First Bancshares' next earnings date?

First Bancshares is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January 25th 2022.
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How were First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) posted its quarterly earnings data on Sunday, October, 24th. The bank reported $0.76 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.01. The bank earned $49.61 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $48.26 million. First Bancshares had a net margin of 29.32% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 9.50%.
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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 Tuesday, October 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 10th will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share on Friday, November 26th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.62%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 9th. This is a positive change from First Bancshares's previous quarterly dividend of $0.15.
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Is First Bancshares a good dividend stock?

First Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.62%. First Bancshares has been increasing its dividend for 4 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of First Bancshares is 21.26%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, First Bancshares will have a dividend payout ratio of 20.71% next year. This indicates that First Bancshares will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for FBMS?

2 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for First Bancshares' stock. Their forecasts range from $44.50 to $44.50. On average, they expect First Bancshares' stock price to reach $44.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.7% from the stock's current price.
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Who are First Bancshares' key executives?

First Bancshares' management team includes the following people:
  • Milton Ray Cole, President, Chief Executive Officer & Vice Chairman
  • Chris W. Ryals, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Dee Dee T. Lowery, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • W. Wade Neth, President-Alabama Region
  • Douglas Eric Waldron, President-Northern Region

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 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 Square (SQ).

What is First Bancshares' stock symbol?

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

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 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 $39.48.

How much money does First Bancshares make?

First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $829.87 million and generates $221.22 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $52.51 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.01 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does First Bancshares have?

First Bancshares employs 744 workers across the globe.

What is First Bancshares' official website?

The official website for First Bancshares is

Where are First Bancshares' headquarters?

First Bancshares is headquartered at 6480 US HIGHWAY 98 WEST SUITE A, HATTIESBURG MS, 39402.

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 or via fax at 601-268-8904.

This page was last updated on 1/17/2022 by Staff


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