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NASDAQ:SFST

Southern First Bancshares - SFST Stock Forecast, Price & News

$46.88
+0.16 (+0.34%)
(As of 08/15/2022 12:37 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$45.50
$46.95
50-Day Range
$42.64
$46.72
52-Week Range
$41.83
$65.59
Volume
38 shs
Average Volume
20,351 shs
Market Capitalization
$374.66 million
P/E Ratio
9.16
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$50.00

Southern First Bancshares MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
7.2% Upside
$50.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.09% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
-0.20mentions of Southern First Bancshares in the last 14 days
Based on 5 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$86,320 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
11.28%
From $3.99 to $4.44 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.09 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

654th out of 931 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

68th out of 88 stocks

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About Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) Stock

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 operates through three segments: Commercial and Retail Banking, Mortgage Banking, and Corporate Operations. 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. It operates through eight retail offices located in Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia; three retail offices located in Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte markets; and one retail office located in Atlanta. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina.

Southern First Bancshares Price Performance

Shares of SFST Stock traded up $0.87 on Friday, reaching $46.72. The company had a trading volume of 23,534 shares, compared to its average volume of 25,857. The stock has a market capitalization of $373.29 million, a PE ratio of 9.13 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. Southern First Bancshares has a one year low of $41.83 and a one year high of $65.59. The business's 50-day moving average is $44.43 and its 200 day moving average is $48.56.

Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST - Get Rating) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 26th. The bank reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.08 by ($0.18). The company had revenue of $27.15 million during the quarter. Southern First Bancshares had a return on equity of 14.93% and a net margin of 36.78%. Equities research analysts forecast that Southern First Bancshares will post 3.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Separately, DA Davidson downgraded shares of Southern First Bancshares to an "outperform" rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th.

Insider Transactions at Southern First Bancshares

In related news, Director Terry Grayson-Caprio bought 1,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 1st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $43.74 per share, with a total value of $43,740.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 2,240 shares of the company's stock, valued at $97,977.60. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Company insiders own 7.34% of the company's stock.

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SFST Company Calendar

Last Earnings
7/26/2022
Today
8/15/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/25/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
National commercial banks
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Finance
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:SFST
Employees
278
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$50.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$50.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$50.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+6.7%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
1 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$46.71 million
Pretax Margin
48.10%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$110.27 million
Cash Flow
$6.34 per share
Book Value
$35.12 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
7,405,000
Market Cap
$374.66 million
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
0.88

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SFST Stock - 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 year. 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 forecast for 2022?

1 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Southern First Bancshares' stock. Their SFST share price forecasts range from $50.00 to $50.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $50.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have SFST shares performed in 2022?

Southern First Bancshares' stock was trading at $62.49 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, SFST stock has decreased by 25.2% and is now trading at $46.72.
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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, October 25th 2022.
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How were Southern First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) released its earnings results on Tuesday, July, 26th. The bank reported $0.90 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.08 by $0.18. The bank earned $27.15 million during the quarter. Southern First Bancshares had a net margin of 36.78% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 14.93%.

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 Glassdoor.com. 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).

What is Southern First Bancshares' stock symbol?

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

Who are Southern First Bancshares' major shareholders?

Southern First Bancshares' stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Banc Funds Co. LLC (4.36%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.38%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (1.25%), Northern Trust Corp (0.92%), Teton Advisors Inc. (0.90%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.58%). Insiders that own company stock include Anne S Ellefson, David G Ellison, F Justin Strickland, Leighton M Cubbage, Michael D Dowling, Michael D Dowling, R Arthur Seaver Jr, Rudolph G Johnstone III, Tecumseh Hooper Jr and Terry Grayson-Caprio.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Southern First Bancshares' stock price today?

One share of SFST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $46.72.

How much money does Southern First Bancshares make?

Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) has a market capitalization of $373.39 million and generates $110.27 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $46.71 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.12 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Southern First Bancshares have?

The company employs 278 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Southern First Bancshares?

Southern First Bancshares' mailing address is 100 VERDAE BOULEVARD SUITE 100, GREENVILLE SC, 29607. The official website for the company is www.southernfirst.com. The bank can be reached via phone at (864) 679-9000, via email at mdowling@southernfirst.com, or via fax at 864-679-9099.

This page (NASDAQ:SFST) was last updated on 8/15/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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