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

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$41.15 +0.20 (+0.49 %)
(As of 08/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$41.15
Today's Range$40.80 - $41.15
52-Week Range$26.90 - $41.15
Volume35,324 shs
Average Volume36,552 shs
Market Capitalization$514.80 million
P/E Ratio23.38
Dividend Yield0.50%
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 Ratio0.30
Current Ratio0.87
Quick Ratio0.87


Trailing P/E Ratio23.38
Forward P/E Ratio18.29
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$80.43 million
Price / Sales6.69
Cash Flow$2.0112 per share
Price / Cash20.46
Book Value$19.92 per share
Price / Book2.07


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.76
Net Income$10.61 million
Net Margins17.38%
Return on Equity9.83%
Return on Assets1.10%


Outstanding Shares13,070,000
Market Cap$514.80 million

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 Monday, July 23rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share on Wednesday, August 22nd. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.49%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 6th. View First Bancshares' Dividend History.

How were First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) posted its earnings results on Monday, July, 23rd. The bank reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.14. The bank had revenue of $27.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $25.59 million. First Bancshares had a net margin of 17.38% and a return on equity of 9.83%. 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, October, 23rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for First Bancshares.

What price target have analysts set for FBMS?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month target prices 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 that the stock has a possible downside of 7.7%. View Analyst Price Targets 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." View Analyst Ratings for First Bancshares.

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?

Press coverage about FBMS stock has trended positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.32 on Accern's scale. They also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 42.66 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for First Bancshares.

Who are First Bancshares' major shareholders?

First Bancshares' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (4.93%), Maltese Capital Management LLC (1.59%), Maltese Capital Management LLC (1.59%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.12%), Northpointe Capital LLC (1.03%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.90%). 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 institutional investors are selling First Bancshares stock?

FBMS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Maltese Capital Management LLC, Maltese Capital Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Bessemer Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Bancshares.

Which institutional investors are buying First Bancshares stock?

FBMS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Northpointe Capital LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC, Summit Global Investments, Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC and Stilwell Value LLC. 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 $41.15.

How big of a company is First Bancshares?

First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $514.80 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:  122 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  128 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  250
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 8/19/2018 by Staff

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