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First Bancshares Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.16 (-0.74 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $21.60
50-Day Range
MA: $21.80
52-Week Range
Now: $21.60
Volume371,113 shs
Average Volume87,986 shs
Market Capitalization$462.39 million
P/E Ratio8.37
Dividend Yield1.84%
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.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.5Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.34 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry National commercial banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:FBMS



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$175.48 million
Cash Flow$2.77 per share
Book Value$28.91 per share


Net Income$43.74 million


Market Cap$462.39 million
Next Earnings Date10/19/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable
-0.16 (-0.74 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Frequently Asked Questions

How has First Bancshares' stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

First Bancshares' stock was trading at $25.36 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, FBMS stock has decreased by 14.8% and is now trading at $21.60.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of 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."
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When is First Bancshares' next earnings date?

First Bancshares is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October 19th 2020.
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How were First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July, 27th. The bank reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.08. The bank had revenue of $54.86 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $46.49 million. First Bancshares had a net margin of 24.46% and a return on equity of 8.39%.
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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 Monday, July 27th. Investors of record on Monday, August 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Monday, August 24th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.85%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 7th.
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What price target have analysts set for FBMS?

2 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for First Bancshares' shares. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $36.00. On average, they expect First Bancshares' share price to reach $36.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 66.7% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting First Bancshares?

First Bancshares saw a decrease in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 298,400 shares, a decrease of 13.0% from the July 15th total of 342,800 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 83,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.6 days.
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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 Shopify (SHOP), Zynga (ZNGA), Delta Air Lines (DAL), NVIDIA (NVDA), Roku (ROKU), Southern (SO), Square (SQ), Whirlpool (WHR), Amgen (AMGN) and bluebird bio (BLUE).

Who are First Bancshares' key executives?

First Bancshares' management team includes the following 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

What is First Bancshares' stock symbol?

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

Who are First Bancshares' major shareholders?

First Bancshares' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (4.95%), Banc Funds Co. LLC (2.26%), Mendon Capital Advisors Corp (2.18%), Castine Capital Management LLC (1.06%), Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC (0.74%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.66%). Company insiders that own First Bancshares stock include Andrew D Stetelman, E Ricky Gibson and M Ray Cole Jr.
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Which major investors are selling First Bancshares stock?

FBMS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Banc Funds Co. LLC, Castine Capital Management LLC, Fourthstone LLC, Mendon Capital Advisors Corp, and UBS Group AG.
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Which major investors are buying First Bancshares stock?

FBMS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Russell Investments Group Ltd., and PDT Partners LLC. Company insiders that have bought First Bancshares stock in the last two years include Andrew D Stetelman, and E Ricky Gibson.
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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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is First Bancshares' stock price today?

One share of FBMS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $21.60.

How big of a company is First Bancshares?

First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $462.39 million and generates $175.48 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $43.74 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.79 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 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.

This page was last updated on 9/19/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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