NASDAQ:SFST - Southern First Bancshares Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$32.03 -1.17 (-3.52 %)
(As of 12/16/2018 10:03 AM ET)
Previous Close$32.03
Today's Range$29.61 - $32.90
52-Week Range$29.61 - $48.75
Volume11,288 shs
Average Volume8,276 shs
Market Capitalization$238.63 million
P/E Ratio13.35
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 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry National commercial banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:SFST
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.49
Current Ratio1.07
Quick Ratio1.07


Trailing P/E Ratio13.35
Forward P/E Ratio11.28
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$70.55 million
Price / Sales3.38
Cash Flow$2.0532 per share
Price / Cash Flow15.60
Book Value$20.37 per share
Price / Book1.57


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.76
Net Income$13.04 million
Net Margins22.71%
Return on Equity11.76%
Return on Assets1.06%


Outstanding Shares7,450,000
Market Cap$238.63 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The bank reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.68 by $0.07. The bank had revenue of $18.03 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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 trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Southern First Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the bank a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Southern First Bancshares' key competitors?

Who are Southern First Bancshares' key executives?

Southern First Bancshares' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. R. Arthur Seaver Jr., CEO & Director (Age 54)
  • Mr. F. Justin Strickland, Pres (Age 54)
  • Mr. Michael D. Dowling, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 46)
  • Mr. Frederick Gilmer III, Exec. VP of Southern First Bank and Sr. Lending Officer of Southern First Bank (Age 53)
  • Mr. Michael M. Strickland, Chief Portfolio Risk Officer & EVP (Age 60)

Who are Southern First Bancshares' major shareholders?

Southern First Bancshares' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (6.45%), Banc Funds Co. LLC (6.34%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.75%), Vanguard Group Inc (5.75%), BlackRock Inc. (4.70%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.35%). 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 selling Southern First Bancshares stock?

SFST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV, Banc Funds Co. LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., Vanguard Group Inc., Vanguard Group Inc and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company . Company insiders that have sold Southern First Bancshares company stock in the last year include Anne S Ellefson, F Justin Strickland, Fred Gilmer Jr, Leighton M Cubbage, Michael D Dowling and R Arthur Seaver Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southern First Bancshares.

Which institutional investors are buying Southern First Bancshares stock?

SFST stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Penn Capital Management Co. Inc., Martingale Asset Management L P, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Welch & Forbes LLC, Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd., Bessemer Group Inc., BlackRock Inc. and First Trust Advisors LP. 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 $32.03.

How big of a company is Southern First Bancshares?

Southern First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $238.63 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 198 workers across the globe.

What is Southern First Bancshares' official website?

The official website for Southern First Bancshares is

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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  124 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  169 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  293
MarketBeat'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 12/16/2018 by Staff

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