About Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Southern 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: Commercial Banks
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Symbol: NASDAQ:SFST
- CUSIP: N/A
- Web: www.southernfirst.com
- Market Cap: $272.08 million
- Outstanding Shares: 7,314,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $36.17
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $35.47
- 52 Week Range: $25.85 - $38.55
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 19.25
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.36
- P/E Growth: 2.33
- Annual Revenue: $53.84 million
- Price / Sales: 5.05
- Book Value: $19.51 per share
- Price / Book: 1.91
- Net Margins: 20.68%
- Return on Equity: 11.39%
- Return on Assets: 0.95%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.61%
- Current Ratio: 1.07%
- Quick Ratio: 1.06%
- Average Volume: 14,268 shs.
- Beta: 0.65
- Short Ratio: 8.25
Frequently Asked Questions for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
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) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July, 25th. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $14.92 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.21 million. Southern First Bancshares had a return on equity of 11.39% and a net margin of 20.68%. View Southern First Bancshares' Earnings History.
When will Southern First Bancshares make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Southern First Bancshares' stock going? Where will Southern First Bancshares' stock price be in 2017?
3 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Southern First Bancshares' shares. Their predictions range from $36.00 to $42.00. On average, they anticipate Southern First Bancshares' stock price to reach $38.67 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Southern First Bancshares.
Who are some of Southern First Bancshares' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Southern First Bancshares include Republic First Bancorp (FRBK), First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (FMBH), First Community Bancshares (FCBC), Sun Bancorp (SNBC), Bank Mutual Corporation (BKMU), WashingtonFirst Bankshares (WFBI), Financial Institutions (FISI), MidWestOne Financial Group (MOFG), Bank of Marin Bancorp (BMRC), Old Second Bancorp (OSBC), Southern National Bancorp of Virginia (SONA), Macatawa Bank Corporation (MCBC), Western New England Bancorp (WNEB), Guaranty Bancshares (GNTY), Summit Financial Group (SMMF), MutualFirst Financial (MFSF), Charter Financial Corp. (CHFN) and Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY).
Who are Southern First Bancshares' key executives?
Southern First Bancshares' management team includes the folowing people:
- James B. Orders III, Independent Chairman of the Board
- F. Justin Strickland, President of the Company and Southern First Bank
- R. Arthur Seaver Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company and Southern First Bank
- Michael D. Dowling, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company and Southern First Bank
- Frederick Gilmer III, Executive Vice President and Senior Lending Officer of Southern First Bank
- Frederick Gilmer Jr., Director
- Rudolph G. Johnstone III,, M.D., Director
- Andrew B. Cajka Jr., Independent Director
- Mark A. Cothran, Independent Director
- Leighton M. Cubbage, Independent Director
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.
What is Southern First Bancshares' stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ SFST)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Southern First Bancshares and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of Southern First Bancshares stock can currently be purchased for approximately $37.20.
Consensus Ratings for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Buy (Score: 2.67)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$38.67 (3.94% upside)|Consensus Price Target History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Analysts' Ratings History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|10/4/2017||FIG Partners||Reiterated Rating||Outperform||$40.00 -> $42.00||Low|
|5/1/2017||Sandler O'Neill||Upgrade||Hold -> Buy||$35.00 -> $38.00||Medium|
|4/4/2017||Keefe, Bruyette & Woods||Set Price Target||Hold||$36.00||High|
Earnings History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)Earnings History by Quarter for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ SFST)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|7/25/2017||Q2 2017||$0.48||$0.49||$14.21 million||$14.92 million||View||N/A|
|10/30/2015||Q3||$0.38||$0.41||$12.11 million||$11.96 million||View||N/A|
|4/28/2015||Q2||$0.32||$0.39||$10.64 million||$11.21 million||View||N/A|
|8/4/2014||$0.25||$0.26||$8.87 million||$9.59 million||View||N/A|
|3/4/2014||$0.26||$0.22||$8.58 million||$8.64 million||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.02
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.45
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Dividend History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 12.85%Insider Trades by Quarter for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 70.24%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|8/17/2017||Michael D Dowling||CFO||Sell||750||$36.00||$27,000.00|| |
|8/16/2017||Michael D Dowling||CFO||Sell||5,850||$36.00||$210,600.00|| |
|8/15/2017||Michael D Dowling||CFO||Sell||3,600||$36.00||$129,600.00|| |
|8/14/2017||Michael D Dowling||CFO||Sell||1,000||$36.00||$36,000.00|| |
|8/8/2017||Michael D Dowling||CFO||Sell||4,500||$36.38||$163,710.00|| |
|7/31/2017||Fred Gilmer Jr||Director||Sell||1,200||$36.69||$44,028.00|| |
|7/28/2017||Leighton M Cubbage||Director||Sell||27||$37.00||$999.00|| |
|3/27/2017||Leighton M Cubbage||Director||Sell||965||$31.91||$30,793.15|| |
|2/21/2017||James B Orders III||Director||Buy||1,000||$33.61||$33,610.00|| |
|2/16/2017||R Arthur Seaver Jr||CEO||Sell||24,922||$33.01||$822,675.22|| |
|2/13/2017||R Arthur Seaver Jr||CEO||Sell||12,293||$33.09||$406,775.37|| |
|12/21/2016||Michael D Dowling||CFO||Sell||1,000||$36.17||$36,170.00|| |
|12/14/2016||Fred Gilmer Jr||Director||Sell||3,375||$32.54||$109,822.50|| |
|11/23/2016||Michael D Dowling||CFO||Sell||2,500||$31.60||$79,000.00|| |
|11/17/2016||F Justin Strickland||President||Sell||24,773||$30.64||$759,044.72|| |
|8/18/2016||Fred Gilmer Jr||Director||Sell||2,000||$27.25||$54,500.00|| |
|8/17/2016||Michael D Dowling||CFO||Sell||550||$26.75||$14,712.50|| |
|8/16/2016||Michael D Dowling||CFO||Sell||500||$26.85||$13,425.00|| |
|8/8/2016||F Justin Strickland||President||Sell||1,400||$27.00||$37,800.00|| |
|6/27/2016||Leighton M Cubbage||Director||Sell||860||$24.09||$20,717.40|| |
|5/3/2016||Anne S Ellefson||Director||Buy||400||$25.50||$10,200.00|| |
|4/29/2016||Leighton M Cubbage||Director||Sell||38||$25.49||$968.62|| |
|3/28/2016||Leighton M Cubbage||Director||Sell||1,600||$24.74||$39,584.00|| |
|3/2/2016||Michael D Dowling||CFO||Sell||2,000||$23.00||$46,000.00|| |
|1/28/2016||Fred Gilmer, Jr.||Director||Sell||2,300||$22.29||$51,267.00|| |
|12/28/2015||Leighton M. Cubbage||Director||Sell||1,545||$21.76||$33,619.20|| |
|12/21/2015||Michael D Dowling||CFO||Sell||1,400||$22.00||$30,800.00|| |
|12/18/2015||Michael D Dowling||CFO||Sell||1,000||$22.00||$22,000.00|| |
|11/5/2015||F Justin Strickland||President||Sell||29,948||$22.03||$659,754.44|| |
|9/25/2015||Leighton M. Cubbage||Director||Sell||1,733||$19.38||$33,585.54|| |
|8/13/2015||Fred Gilmer Jr||Director||Sell||2,500||$21.00||$52,500.00|| |
|6/25/2015||Leighton M Cubbage||Director||Sell||1,915||$17.55||$33,608.25|| |
|6/19/2015||William B Sturgis||Director||Buy||1,000||$18.00||$18,000.00|| |
|4/28/2015||William B Sturgis||Director||Buy||1,000||$17.97||$17,970.00|| |
|4/9/2015||Frederick Gilmer III||EVP||Sell||2,500||$17.20||$43,000.00|| |
|3/24/2015||Leighton M Cubbage||Director||Sell||1,905||$17.00||$32,385.00|| |
|3/13/2015||Frederick Gilmer III||EVP||Sell||2,500||$17.00||$42,500.00|| |
|3/9/2015||Frederick Gilmer III||EVP||Sell||2,500||$17.00||$42,500.00|| |
|1/9/2015||William B Sturgis||Director||Buy||1,000||$18.00||$18,000.00|| |
|12/24/2014||Leighton M Cubbage||Director||Sell||1,805||$16.24||$29,313.20|| |
|9/25/2014||Leighton M Cubbage||Director||Sell||2,037||$13.98||$28,477.26|| |
|6/24/2014||Leighton M Cubbage||Director||Sell||2,109||$13.46||$28,387.14|| |
|4/24/2014||Andrew B Cajka Jr||Director||Sell||1,000||$13.90||$13,900.00|| |
|3/25/2014||Leighton M Cubbage||Director||Sell||2,102||$13.51||$28,398.02|| |
|12/24/2013||Leighton M Cubbage||Director||Sell||1,471||$13.20||$19,417.20|| |
|6/24/2013||Leighton M Cubbage||Director||Sell||3,638||$10.61||$38,599.18|| |
|5/24/2013||William B Sturgis||Director||Buy||6,000||$11.14||$66,840.00|| |
|5/15/2013||Anne S Ellefson||Director||Buy||1,000||$11.10||$11,100.00|| |
|4/29/2013||F Justin Strickland||President||Buy||2,250||$10.85||$24,412.50|| |
|12/24/2012||Leighton M Cubbage||Director||Sell||1,727||$9.21||$15,905.67|| |
|8/14/2012||F Justin Strickland||President||Buy||2,750||$8.59||$23,622.50|| |
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