NASDAQ:SFST - Southern First Bancshares Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $33.32 +0.47 (+1.43 %) (As of 01/21/2019 01:07 AM ET)Previous Close$33.32Today's Range$32.72 - $33.9552-Week Range$27.33 - $48.75Volume10,228 shsAverage Volume15,526 shsMarket Capitalization$248.24 millionP/E Ratio18.93Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.83 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive SFST News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for SFST and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry National commercial banks Sub-IndustryN/A SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:SFST Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.southernfirst.com Phone864-679-9000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.49 Current Ratio1.07 Quick Ratio1.07Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio18.93 Forward P/E Ratio11.73 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$70.55 million Price / Sales3.52 Cash Flow$2.0530 per share Price / Cash Flow16.23 Book Value$20.37 per share Price / Book1.64Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.76 Net Income$13.04 million Net Margins22.71% Return on Equity11.76% Return on Assets1.06%Miscellaneous Employees223 Outstanding Shares7,450,000Market Cap$248.24 million 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 results on Thursday, November, 1st. The bank reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.07. The bank earned $18.03 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $17.79 million. Southern First Bancshares had a net margin of 22.71% and a return on equity of 11.76%. 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, January 22nd 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 somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Southern First Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the bank a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Southern First Bancshares' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Southern First Bancshares include Meridian Bancorp (EBSB), CBTX (CBTX), National Commerce (NCOM), Banc of California (BANC), Hanmi Financial (HAFC), Green Bancorp (GNBC), Camden National (CAC), Peoples Bancorp (PEBO), Bridge Bancorp (BDGE), First of Long Island (FLIC), Nicolet Bankshares (NCBS), Bancorp (TBBK), Arrow Financial (AROW), First Bancshares (FBMS) and Financial Institutions (FISI). 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Nachman Norwood & Parrott Inc (0.96%). Company insiders that own Southern First Bancshares stock include Anne S Ellefson, David G Ellison, F Justin Strickland, Fred Gilmer Jr, James B Orders III, Leighton M Cubbage, Michael D Dowling and R Arthur Seaver Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Southern First Bancshares. Which institutional investors are buying Southern First Bancshares stock? SFST stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nachman Norwood & Parrott Inc. Company insiders that have bought Southern First Bancshares stock in the last two years include David G Ellison and James B Orders III. 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 $33.32. How big of a company is Southern First Bancshares? Southern First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $248.24 million and generates $70.55 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $13.04 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.76 on an earnings per share basis. Southern First Bancshares employs 223 workers across the globe. What is Southern First Bancshares' official website? The official website for Southern First Bancshares is http://www.southernfirst.com. How can I contact Southern First Bancshares? Southern First Bancshares' mailing address is 100 VERDAE BOULEVARD SUITE 100, GREENVILLE SC, 29606. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 126 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 171 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 297MarketBeat'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 1/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are Bollinger Bands?