NASDAQ:FBMS - First Bancshares Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$30.66 +0.20 (+0.66 %)
(As of 04/18/2019 02:22 PM ET)
Previous Close$30.46
Today's Range$30.46 - $30.90
52-Week Range$27.84 - $43.53
Volume34,406 shs
Average Volume33,498 shs
Market Capitalization$529.41 million
P/E Ratio13.39
Dividend Yield0.92%
Beta0.3
The 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

Industry National commercial banks
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorFinance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:FBMS
CUSIPN/A
Phone601-268-8998

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$120.54 million
Cash Flow$2.2894 per share
Book Value$24.48 per share

Profitability

Net Income$21.23 million

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Market Cap$529.41 million
Next Earnings Date4/23/2019 (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 Wednesday, January 30th. Investors of record on Monday, February 11th will be given a dividend of $0.07 per share on Tuesday, February 26th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 8th. This is a positive change from First Bancshares's previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. View First Bancshares' Dividend History.

How were First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January, 28th. The bank reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.02. The bank earned $31.67 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $29.83 million. First Bancshares had a net margin of 17.61% and a return on equity of 10.32%. View First Bancshares' Earnings History.

When is First Bancshares' next earnings date?

First Bancshares is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for First Bancshares.

What price target have analysts set for FBMS?

1 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for First Bancshares' shares. Their predictions range from $37.00 to $37.00. On average, they anticipate First Bancshares' share price to reach $37.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.7% 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?

Press coverage about FBMS stock has trended positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. First Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 2.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the bank a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

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 Micron Technology (MU), Amgen (AMGN), bluebird bio (BLUE), General Finance (GFN), Intel (INTC), NVIDIA (NVDA), Weibo (WB), Western Digital (WDC), Shopify (SHOP) and Teradyne (TER).

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 & COO
  • Dawn Ard, Compliance Officer & Compliance Officer of The First, A National Banking Association
  • Ms. Marsie White, VP of Human Resource

Who are First Bancshares' major shareholders?

First Bancshares' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Intl Fcstone Inc. (0.32%). 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 buying First Bancshares stock?

FBMS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Intl Fcstone 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 $30.6550.

How big of a company is First Bancshares?

First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $529.41 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.

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:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  160 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  179 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  339
MarketBeat'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 4/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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