NASDAQ:FBMS - First Bancshares Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$35.80 -0.15 (-0.42 %)
(As of 07/16/2018 02:52 AM ET)
Previous Close$35.80
Today's Range$35.55 - $35.95
52-Week Range$26.10 - $36.90
Volume10,059 shs
Average Volume48,508 shs
Market Capitalization$441.74 million
P/E Ratio20.34
Dividend Yield0.56%
First Bancshares logoThe First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the 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, voice response telephone inquiry services, commercial sweep accounts, cash management services, safe deposit boxes, travelers checks, mobile deposit, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, automatic drafts for various accounts, automated teller machines, 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, 2017, the company operated through a network of 3 full-service branches, 1 motor branch, and 4 loan production offices in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Florida. The First Bancshares, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry National commercial banks


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.15
Current Ratio0.84
Quick Ratio0.84


Trailing P/E Ratio20.34
Forward P/E Ratio16.65
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$80.43 million
Price / Sales5.49
Cash Flow$1.9258 per share
Price / Cash18.59
Book Value$19.92 per share
Price / Book1.80


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.76
Net Income$10.61 million
Net Margins16.11%
Return on Equity9.28%
Return on Assets0.98%


Outstanding Shares12,340,000
Market Cap$441.74

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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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 24th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 7th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share on Tuesday, May 22nd. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 4th. View First Bancshares' Dividend History.

How were First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April, 24th. The bank reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.02. The bank had revenue of $19.84 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.96 million. First Bancshares had a net margin of 16.11% and a return on equity of 9.28%. View First Bancshares' Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for FBMS?

2 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for First Bancshares' stock. Their predictions range from $37.00 to $39.00. On average, they expect First Bancshares' share price to reach $38.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for First Bancshares.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for 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."

Who are some of First Bancshares' key competitors?

Who are First Bancshares' key executives?

First Bancshares' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Milton Ray Cole Jr., Vice Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 56)
  • Ms. Donna T. Lowery CPA, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 51)
  • 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

Has First Bancshares been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about FBMS stock has trended positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Bancshares earned a news impact score of 0.33 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 46.26 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

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 $35.80.

How big of a company is First Bancshares?

First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $441.74 million and generates $80.43 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $10.61 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.76 on an earnings per share basis. First Bancshares employs 423 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 bank can be reached via phone at 601-268-8998.

MarketBeat Community Rating for First Bancshares (NASDAQ FBMS)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  103 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  112 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  215
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This page was last updated on 7/16/2018 by Staff

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