NASDAQ:SFST - Southern First Bancshares Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$32.00 -0.14 (-0.44 %)
(As of 03/25/2019 03:55 PM ET)
Previous Close$32.14
Today's Range$32.00 - $32.20
52-Week Range$27.33 - $48.75
Volume451 shs
Average Volume24,816 shs
Market Capitalization$239.36 million
P/E Ratio18.18
Dividend YieldN/A
Southern First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Southern First Bank that provides various banking products and services to general public in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. It accepts various deposit products that include checking accounts, commercial checking accounts, savings accounts, and other time deposits, including daily money market accounts and certificates of deposit. The company's loan portfolio comprises commercial real estate loans; construction real estate loans; commercial business loans for various lines of businesses, such as the manufacturing, service industry, and professional service areas; consumer real estate and home equity loans; and other consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment loans and revolving lines of credit. In addition, it provides other bank services, such as Internet banking, cash management, safe deposit boxes, direct deposit, automatic drafts, bill payment, and mobile banking services. The company operates through nine retail offices located in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston; one located in Raleigh; and one located in Atlanta. Southern First Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry National commercial banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:SFST



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$86.86 million
Cash Flow$3.2720 per share
Book Value$23.34 per share


Net Income$22.29 million


Market Cap$239.36 million
Next Earnings Date3/26/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable

Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southern First Bancshares' stock symbol?

Southern First Bancshares trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SFST."

How were Southern First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January, 22nd. The bank reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.73 by $0.02. Southern First Bancshares had a return on equity of 13.59% and a net margin of 25.66%. View Southern First Bancshares' Earnings History.

When is Southern First Bancshares' next earnings date?

Southern First Bancshares is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, March 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Southern First Bancshares.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Southern First Bancshares?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southern First Bancshares in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Southern First Bancshares.

Has Southern First Bancshares been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about SFST stock have been trending positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Southern First Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the bank a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Southern First Bancshares' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Southern First Bancshares own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Southern First Bancshares investors own include Yum! Brands (YUM), Workspace Group (WKP), Habit Restaurants (HABT), Viewray (VRAY), RGC Resources (RGCO), Sterling Construction (STRL), Rexnord (RXN), Unum Group (UNM), Rexford Industrial Realty (REXR) and SEASPAN CORP/SH SH (SSW).

Who are Southern First Bancshares' key executives?

Southern First Bancshares' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. R. Arthur Seaver Jr., CEO & Director (Age 55)
  • Mr. F. Justin Strickland, Pres (Age 55)
  • Mr. Michael D. Dowling, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 47)
  • Mr. Frederick Gilmer III, Exec. VP of Southern First Bank and Sr. Lending Officer of Southern First Bank (Age 54)
  • Mr. Michael M. Strickland, Chief Portfolio Risk Officer & EVP (Age 61)

Who are Southern First Bancshares' major shareholders?

Southern First Bancshares' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Banc Funds Co. LLC (6.05%), BlackRock Inc. (4.90%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.48%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.48%), EJF Capital LLC (1.48%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.06%). Company insiders that own Southern First Bancshares stock include Anne S Ellefson, David G Ellison, F Justin Strickland, Fred Gilmer Jr, Leighton M Cubbage, Michael D Dowling, R Arthur Seaver Jr and Rudolph G Johnstone III. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Southern First Bancshares.

Which major investors are selling Southern First Bancshares stock?

SFST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Banc Funds Co. LLC, Abacus Planning Group Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC and Northern Trust Corp. Company insiders that have sold Southern First Bancshares company stock in the last year include Anne S Ellefson, F Justin Strickland, Fred Gilmer Jr, Leighton M Cubbage, Michael D Dowling, R Arthur Seaver Jr and Rudolph G Johnstone III. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southern First Bancshares.

Which major investors are buying Southern First Bancshares stock?

SFST stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nachman Norwood & Parrott Inc, Basswood Capital Management L.L.C., BlackRock Inc., EJF Capital LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Geode Capital Management LLC and Geode Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southern First Bancshares.

How do I buy shares of Southern First Bancshares?

Shares of SFST 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 Southern First Bancshares' stock price today?

One share of SFST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $32.00.

How big of a company is Southern First Bancshares?

Southern First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $239.36 million and generates $86.86 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $22.29 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.76 on an earnings per share basis.

What is Southern First Bancshares' official website?

The official website for Southern First Bancshares is

How can I contact Southern First Bancshares?

Southern First Bancshares' mailing address is 100 VERDAE BOULEVARD, GREENVILLE SC, 29607. The bank can be reached via phone at 864-679-9000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ SFST)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  138 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  197 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  335
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Southern First Bancshares and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SFST will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SFST will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/25/2019 by Staff

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