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Southern First Bancshares Stock Forecast, Price & News

+1.71 (+6.93 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $26.39
50-Day Range
MA: $25.87
52-Week Range
Now: $26.39
Volume121,502 shs
Average Volume27,173 shs
Market Capitalization$204.13 million
P/E Ratio9.33
Dividend YieldN/A
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 long-term 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 10 retail offices located in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston; 2 retail offices located in Raleigh and Greensboro markets; and 1 retail office located in Atlanta. Southern First Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.5Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 3.8 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.85 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry National commercial banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:SFST



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$107.64 million
Cash Flow$4.23 per share
Book Value$27.02 per share


Net Income$27.86 million


Market Cap$204.13 million
Next Earnings Date11/6/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable
+1.71 (+6.93 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Southern First Bancshares' stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Southern First Bancshares' stock was trading at $30.98 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, SFST shares have decreased by 14.8% and is now trading at $26.39.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of 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 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is Southern First Bancshares' next earnings date?

Southern First Bancshares is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, November 6th 2020.
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How were Southern First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) issued its earnings results on Monday, August, 3rd. The bank reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.22. The bank had revenue of $28.98 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $22.44 million. Southern First Bancshares had a net margin of 18.93% and a return on equity of 10.65%.
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What price target have analysts set for SFST?

2 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Southern First Bancshares' shares. Their forecasts range from $30.00 to $31.00. On average, they anticipate Southern First Bancshares' stock price to reach $30.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 15.6% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Southern First Bancshares?

Southern First Bancshares saw a drop in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 55,700 shares, a drop of 16.1% from the August 15th total of 66,400 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 24,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.3 days. Currently, 0.8% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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Who are some of Southern First Bancshares' key competitors?

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 Pipelines (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' key executives?

Southern First Bancshares' management team includes the following 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. Lenwood B. Howell, Exec. VP & Exec. VP of Southern First Bank
  • Julie A. Fairchild, Corp. Sec.

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Banc Funds Co. LLC (7.69%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (2.93%), Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd. (2.05%), Castine Capital Management LLC (1.80%), SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC (1.68%) and Nachman Norwood & Parrott Inc (0.84%). Company insiders that own Southern First Bancshares stock include Anne S Ellefson, David G Ellison, F Justin Strickland, Fred Gilmer Jr, Leighton M Cubbage, Michael D Dowling, R Arthur Seaver Jr, Rudolph G Johnstone III and Tecumseh Hooper Jr.
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Which institutional investors are selling Southern First Bancshares stock?

SFST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Banc Funds Co. LLC, Castine Capital Management LLC, EJF Capital LLC, Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd., Teton Advisors Inc., SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC, UBS Group AG, and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Southern First Bancshares company stock in the last year include Anne S Ellefson, F Justin Strickland, Leighton M Cubbage, R Arthur Seaver Jr, and Tecumseh Hooper Jr.
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Which institutional investors are buying Southern First Bancshares stock?

SFST stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Trexquant Investment LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Comerica Bank, and SG Americas Securities LLC.
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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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Southern First Bancshares' stock price today?

One share of SFST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $26.39.

How big of a company is Southern First Bancshares?

Southern First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $204.13 million and generates $107.64 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $27.86 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.58 on an earnings per share basis. Southern First Bancshares employs 229 workers across the globe.

What is Southern First Bancshares' official website?

The official website for Southern First Bancshares is www.southernfirst.com.

How can I contact Southern First Bancshares?

Southern First Bancshares' mailing address is 100 VERDAE BOULEVARD SUITE 100, GREENVILLE SC, 29607. The bank can be reached via phone at 864-679-9000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 9/20/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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