Southern First Bancshares (SFST) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.47 (-1.63%)
(As of 04/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
7,274 shs
Average Volume
21,683 shs
Market Capitalization
$231.74 million
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Southern First Bancshares MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
3.00 Rating Score
54.9% Upside
$44.00 Price Target
Short Interest
1.48% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
News Sentiment
-0.92mentions of Southern First Bancshares in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$109,477 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $2.07 to $3.41 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.38 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

219th out of 840 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

35th out of 83 stocks

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About Southern First Bancshares Stock (NASDAQ:SFST)

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Southern First Bank that provides commercial, consumer, and mortgage loans to the general public in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. The company accepts various deposit products that include checking accounts, commercial checking accounts, and savings accounts, as well as other time deposits, including daily money market accounts and long-term certificates of deposit. Its 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, the company provides other bank services, such as internet banking, cash management, safe deposit boxes, direct deposit, automatic drafts, bill payment, and mobile banking services. Southern First Bancshares, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina.

SFST Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Next Earnings (Estimated)
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

National commercial banks
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
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Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
1 Analysts


Net Income
$13.43 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$187.46 million
Cash Flow
$2.25 per share
Book Value
$38.63 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$235.58 million

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Key Executives

  • Mr. R. Arthur Seaver Jr.Mr. R. Arthur Seaver Jr. (Age 60)
    CEO & Director
    Comp: $757.58k
  • Mr. Calvin C. Hurst (Age 41)
    Comp: $501.68k
  • Ms. Silvia T. King (Age 46)
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Comp: $268.63k
  • Mr. William M. Aiken III (Age 50)
    Senior EVP & Chief Risk Officer
    Comp: $370.45k
  • Mr. David Andrew Borrmann (Age 52)
    Executive VP & CFO
  • Mr. Frederick Gilmer III (Age 59)
    Executive Vice President of Southern First Bank and Senior Lending Officer of Southern First Bank
    Comp: $21.6k

SFST Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Southern First Bancshares stock right now?

1 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southern First Bancshares in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" SFST shares.
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What is Southern First Bancshares' stock price target for 2024?

1 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Southern First Bancshares' shares. Their SFST share price targets range from $44.00 to $44.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $44.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 54.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have SFST shares performed in 2024?

Southern First Bancshares' stock was trading at $37.10 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, SFST stock has decreased by 23.5% and is now trading at $28.40.
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When is Southern First Bancshares' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July 23rd 2024.
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How were Southern First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 18th. The bank reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.12. The bank earned $51.47 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.46 million. Southern First Bancshares had a net margin of 6.69% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 4.33%.

What is Art Seaver Jr.'s approval rating as Southern First Bancshares' CEO?

2 employees have rated Southern First Bancshares Chief Executive Officer Art Seaver Jr. on Art Seaver Jr. has an approval rating of 100% among the company's employees. This puts Art Seaver Jr. in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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 Suncor Energy (SU), Teekay LNG Partners (TGP), TC Energy (TRP), AbbVie (ABBV), Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN), BCE (BCE), BlackLine (BL), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), Cinemark (CNK) and CenterPoint Energy (CNP).

Who are Southern First Bancshares' major shareholders?

Southern First Bancshares' stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC (1.71%). Insiders that own company stock include Anna T Locke, Anne S Ellefson, Calvin C Hurst, David Andrew Borrmann, David G Ellison, Leighton M Cubbage, Michael D Dowling, R Arthur Seaver Jr, Ray Lattimore, Rudolph G Johnstone III, Silvia T King, Terry Grayson-Caprio and William M Aiken III.
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How do I buy shares of Southern First Bancshares?

Shares of SFST stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:SFST) was last updated on 4/23/2024 by Staff

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