Southern First Bancshares Company Profile (NASDAQ:SFST)

About Southern First Bancshares

Southern First Bancshares logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company that owns the capital stock of Southern First Bank (the Bank), a South Carolina state bank, and all of the stock of Greenville First Statutory Trust I and II (the Trusts). The Bank is a commercial bank with approximately nine retail offices located in Greenville, Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina. The Bank is primarily engaged in the business of accepting demand deposits and savings deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the FDIC) and providing commercial, consumer and mortgage loans to the public. In addition to deposit and loan services, the Company offers other bank services, such as Internet banking, cash management services, safe deposit boxes, direct deposit and automatic drafts for various accounts. The Bank offers a range of lending services, including real estate, commercial, and equity-line consumer loans to individuals and small- to medium-sized businesses, and professional firms.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Money Center Banks
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: SFST
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $33.75
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $34.65
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $30.76
  • 52-Week Range: $22.30 - $38.55
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.32
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.28
  • P/E Growth: 2.03
  • Market Cap: $217.19M
  • Outstanding Shares: 6,464,000
  • Beta: 0.55
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 20.77%
  • Return on Equity: 12.56%
  • Return on Assets: 1.00%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.21%
  • Current Ratio: 1.10%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.09%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $32.00 (4.76% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
11/29/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$30.00 -> $32.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/24/2017        
1/26/2016Q4$0.40$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q3$0.38$0.41ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q2$0.32$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2014$0.27$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2014Q3$0.27$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/18/2014$0.25$0.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/22/2014$0.26$0.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/22/2014$0.26$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.08 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.53 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q2 20161$0.45$0.45$0.45
Q3 20161$0.48$0.48$0.48
Q4 20161$0.49$0.49$0.49
Q1 20171$0.48$0.48$0.48
Q2 20171$0.50$0.50$0.50
Q3 20171$0.53$0.53$0.53
Q4 20171$0.56$0.56$0.56
Q1 20181$0.58$0.58$0.58
Q2 20181$0.59$0.59$0.59
Q3 20181$0.65$0.65$0.65
Q4 20181$0.68$0.68$0.68
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 14.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 62.78%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/21/2017James B Orders IIIDirectorBuy1,000$33.61$33,610.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2017R Arthur Seaver JrCEOSell24,922$33.01$822,675.22View SEC Filing  
2/13/2017R Arthur Seaver JrCEOSell12,293$33.09$406,775.37View SEC Filing  
12/21/2016Michael D DowlingCFOSell1,000$36.17$36,170.00View SEC Filing  
12/14/2016Fred Gilmer JrDirectorSell3,375$32.54$109,822.50View SEC Filing  
11/23/2016Michael D DowlingCFOSell2,500$31.60$79,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2016F Justin StricklandPresidentSell24,773$30.64$759,044.72View SEC Filing  
8/18/2016Fred Gilmer JrDirectorSell2,000$27.25$54,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Michael D DowlingCFOSell550$26.75$14,712.50View SEC Filing  
8/16/2016Michael D DowlingCFOSell500$26.85$13,425.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016F Justin StricklandPresidentSell1,400$27.00$37,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/27/2016Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell860$24.09$20,717.40View SEC Filing  
5/3/2016Anne S EllefsonDirectorBuy400$25.50$10,200.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2016Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell38$25.49$968.62View SEC Filing  
3/28/2016Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,600$24.74$39,584.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016Michael D DowlingCFOSell2,000$23.00$46,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/28/2016Fred Gilmer, Jr.DirectorSell2,300$22.29$51,267.00View SEC Filing  
12/28/2015Leighton M. CubbageDirectorSell1,545$21.76$33,619.20View SEC Filing  
12/21/2015Michael D DowlingCFOSell1,400$22.00$30,800.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2015Michael D DowlingCFOSell1,000$22.00$22,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2015F Justin StricklandPresidentSell29,948$22.03$659,754.44View SEC Filing  
9/25/2015Leighton M. CubbageDirectorSell1,733$19.38$33,585.54View SEC Filing  
8/13/2015Fred Gilmer JrDirectorSell2,500$21.00$52,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/25/2015Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,915$17.55$33,608.25View SEC Filing  
6/19/2015William B SturgisDirectorBuy1,000$18.00$18,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2015William B SturgisDirectorBuy1,000$17.97$17,970.00View SEC Filing  
4/9/2015Frederick Gilmer IIIEVPSell2,500$17.20$43,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/24/2015Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,905$17.00$32,385.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Frederick Gilmer IIIEVPSell2,500$17.00$42,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2015Frederick Gilmer IIIEVPSell2,500$17.00$42,500.00View SEC Filing  
1/9/2015William B SturgisDirectorBuy1,000$18.00$18,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/24/2014Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,805$16.24$29,313.20View SEC Filing  
9/25/2014Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell2,037$13.98$28,477.26View SEC Filing  
6/24/2014Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell2,109$13.46$28,387.14View SEC Filing  
4/24/2014Andrew B Cajka JrDirectorSell1,000$13.90$13,900.00View SEC Filing  
3/25/2014Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell2,102$13.51$28,398.02View SEC Filing  
12/24/2013Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,471$13.20$19,417.20View SEC Filing  
6/24/2013Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell3,638$10.61$38,599.18View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013William B SturgisDirectorBuy6,000$11.14$66,840.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Anne S EllefsonDirectorBuy1,000$11.10$11,100.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2013F Justin StricklandPresidentBuy2,250$10.85$24,412.50View SEC Filing  
12/24/2012Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,727$9.21$15,905.67View SEC Filing  
8/14/2012F Justin StricklandPresidentBuy2,750$8.59$23,622.50View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
DateHeadline
News IconDirector of Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST), Orders James B Iii, buys 1,000 shares worth $33,610 (NASDAQ:SFST)
empowerednews.net - February 22 at 7:59 PM
News IconChief Executive Officer of Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST), Seaver R Arthur Jr, sells 7,000 shares worth $231,049 (NASDAQ:SFST)
empowerednews.net - February 16 at 7:27 PM
News IconChief Executive Officer of Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST), Seaver R Arthur Jr, sells 4,003 shares worth $130,136 (NASDAQ:SFST)
empowerednews.net - February 15 at 5:00 AM
News IconSouthern First reports quarterly, yearly increases (NASDAQ:SFST)
scbiznews.com - February 1 at 4:19 AM
News IconDonald Trump's First Week As President: What's Reality In The Show (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.npr.org - January 28 at 7:53 PM
News IconToronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market goes modern (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.torontosun.com - January 28 at 7:53 PM
News IconPregnant Woman Asked To Give Up Dogs Replies With Beautiful Photoshoot (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.ndtv.com - January 28 at 7:53 PM
News IconRight of way: First Nations fighting Manitoba government over access road (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.cbc.ca - January 28 at 7:53 PM
usatoday.com logoMr. Clean gets sexy in Super Bowl ad debut (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.usatoday.com - January 28 at 7:53 PM
abcnews.go.com logoProvocative Holocaust Site Spurs Questions on Young Germans' Changing Views (NASDAQ:SFST)
abcnews.go.com - January 28 at 7:53 PM
News IconForget The Economy: The Election Was Always About Abortion (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.thedailybeast.com - January 28 at 7:53 PM
nytimes.com logoTrump’s Immigration Ban Draws Deep Anger and Muted Praise (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.nytimes.com - January 28 at 7:53 PM
News IconTrump's shotgun marriage with GOP Congress off to a tentative start (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.csmonitor.com - January 28 at 7:53 PM
News IconRobert Penfold: Donald Trump's first week and the ringing of the bell (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.9news.com.au - January 28 at 7:53 PM
bizjournals.com logoSouthern First CEO: New Raleigh branch already exceeding expectations (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.bizjournals.com - January 27 at 3:06 AM
capitalcube.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. :SFST-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : January 25, 2017 (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.capitalcube.com - January 26 at 4:49 AM
News IconSouthern First reports results for fourth quarter 2016 (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.greenvillebusinessmag.com - January 25 at 5:27 AM
marketexclusive.com logoInsider Trading Activity Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) – CFO Sold 1,000 shares of Stock (NASDAQ:SFST)
marketexclusive.com - December 22 at 8:12 PM
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www.insidermonkey.com - December 20 at 2:35 PM
News IconDirector of Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST), Gilmer Fred Jr, sells 3,375 shares worth $109,810 (NASDAQ:SFST)
empowerednews.net - December 15 at 3:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSouthern First Bancshares downgraded by Keefe Bruyette (NASDAQ:SFST)
finance.yahoo.com - November 29 at 3:19 PM
News IconPresident of Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST), Strickland F Justin, sells 7,121 shares worth $221,136 (NASDAQ:SFST)
empowerednews.net - November 19 at 9:57 AM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Southern First Bancshares, Inc. : October 28, 2016 (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.capitalcube.com - October 28 at 7:02 PM
News IconSouthern First, UCB report Q3 income (NASDAQ:SFST)
upstatebusinessjournal.com - October 27 at 12:21 PM
capitalcube.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. :SFST-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : October 26, 2016 (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.capitalcube.com - October 26 at 7:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo5 Stocks to Buy as Rate Hike Prospects Rise (NASDAQ:SFST)
finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 12:01 PM
News IconSouthern First Bank expanding to Raleigh (NASDAQ:SFST)
scbiznews.com - August 24 at 7:05 PM
News IconSouthern First Bank expands to Raleigh/Triangle market in N.C. (NASDAQ:SFST)
upstatebusinessjournal.com - August 22 at 7:15 PM
4-traders.com logoSouthern First Bancshares : Bank Expands to Raleigh / Triangle Market (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.4-traders.com - August 22 at 7:14 PM
streetinsider.com logoForm 8-K SOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARE For: Aug 22 (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.streetinsider.com - August 22 at 11:56 AM
News IconSouthern First announces 2nd quarter 2016 results (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.greenvillebusinessmag.com - July 27 at 10:27 AM
publicnow.com logoSouthern First Reports Results for Second Quarter of 2016 (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.publicnow.com - July 26 at 9:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoIs Southern First Bancshares an Incredible Momentum Stock? 3 Reasons Why SFST Will Be Tough to Beat (NASDAQ:SFST)
finance.yahoo.com - July 12 at 9:00 AM
News IconSouthern First added to Russell 2000 Index (NASDAQ:SFST)
gsabusiness.com - June 30 at 3:17 PM
News IconDirector of Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST), Cubbage Leighton M, sells 860 shares worth $20,713 (NASDAQ:SFST)
empowerednews.net - June 29 at 7:14 PM
4-traders.com logoSouthern First Bancshares : added to Russell 2000® Index (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.4-traders.com - June 27 at 7:16 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoSOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NASDAQ:SFST)
biz.yahoo.com - June 27 at 12:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSouthern First Bancshares (SFST) Is in Oversold Territory: What's Next? (NASDAQ:SFST)
finance.yahoo.com - June 21 at 9:53 AM
capitalcube.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. :SFST-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2016 By the Numbers (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.capitalcube.com - April 28 at 11:04 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoSOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers (NASDAQ:SFST)
biz.yahoo.com - March 17 at 9:55 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoSOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report (NASDAQ:SFST)
biz.yahoo.com - March 2 at 1:28 PM
capitalcube.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2015 By the Numbers (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.capitalcube.com - February 2 at 1:54 PM
News IconSouthern First Q4 net income up 62% (NASDAQ:SFST)
gsabusiness.com - January 27 at 8:04 PM
insidermonkey.com logoIs Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) A Good Stock To Buy? (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.insidermonkey.com - November 28 at 8:30 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoSOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report (NASDAQ:SFST)
biz.yahoo.com - October 30 at 1:23 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoSOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements (NASDAQ:SFST)
biz.yahoo.com - October 27 at 9:02 AM
capitalcube.com logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. Earnings Q2, 2015 (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.capitalcube.com - September 11 at 9:23 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHow Southern First Bancshares (SFST) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry (NASDAQ:SFST)
finance.yahoo.com - September 2 at 8:31 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoSouthern First posts 2Q profit (NASDAQ:SFST)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - July 28 at 10:39 AM
noodls.com logoSouthern First Reports Results for Second Quarter of 2015 (NASDAQ:SFST)
www.noodls.com - July 28 at 9:56 AM

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What is Southern First Bancshares' stock symbol?

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

Where is Southern First Bancshares' stock going? Where will Southern First Bancshares' stock price be in 2017?

1 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Southern First Bancshares' stock. Their predictions range from $32.00 to $32.00. On average, they anticipate Southern First Bancshares' stock price to reach $32.00 in the next year.

When will Southern First Bancshares announce their earnings?

Southern First Bancshares is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January, 24th 2017.

Who owns Southern First Bancshares stock?

Southern First Bancshares' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.75%), Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. (1.97%), Castine Capital Management LLC (1.76%), Basswood Capital Management L.L.C. (1.25%), State Street Corp (1.15%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.58%). Company insiders that own Southern First Bancshares stock include Anne S Ellefson, F Justin Strickland, Fred Gilmer Jr, Fred Gilmer, Jr, Frederick Gilmer III, James B Orders III, Leighton M Cubbage, Michael D Dowling, R Arthur Seaver Jr and William B Sturgis.

Who sold Southern First Bancshares stock? Who is selling Southern First Bancshares stock?

Southern First Bancshares' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Stieven Capital Advisors L.P.. Company insiders that have sold Southern First Bancshares stock in the last year include F Justin Strickland, Fred Gilmer Jr, Leighton M Cubbage, Michael D Dowling and R Arthur Seaver Jr.

Who bought Southern First Bancshares stock? Who is buying Southern First Bancshares stock?

Southern First Bancshares' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Martingale Asset Management L P, State Street Corp, Integre Asset Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC and Bessemer Group Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Southern First Bancshares stock in the last two years include Anne S Ellefson, James B Orders III and William B Sturgis.

How do I buy Southern First Bancshares stock?

Shares of Southern First Bancshares can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Southern First Bancshares stock cost?

One share of Southern First Bancshares stock can currently be purchased for approximately $33.60.

Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) Chart for Saturday, February, 25, 2017


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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)

Earnings History Chart

Earnings by Quarter for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)

Dividend History Chart

Dividend Payments by Quarter for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)

Last Updated on 2/25/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff