BancorpSouth Company Profile (NYSE:BXS)

About BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)

BancorpSouth logoBancorpSouth, Inc. is a financial holding company. The Company, through its principal bank subsidiary, BancorpSouth Bank (the Bank), conducts commercial banking and financial services operations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and Illinois. The Company's segments include Community Banking, Insurance Agencies, and General Corporate and Other. Its Community Banking segment provides a range of deposit products, commercial loans and consumer loans. Its Insurance Agencies segment serves as agents in the sale of commercial lines of insurance and full lines of property and casualty, life, health and employee benefits products and services. Its General Corporate and Other segment includes mortgage banking, trust services, credit card activities, investment services and other activities not allocated to the Community Banking or Insurance Agencies segments.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Banks
  • Sub-Industry: Regional Banks
  • Symbol: NYSE:BXS
  • CUSIP: 05969210
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $2.94 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 91,029,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $30.85
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $30.16
  • 52 Week Range: $22.85 - $32.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 19.92
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.03
  • P/E Growth: 3.84
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $743.84 million
  • Price / Sales: 3.96
  • Book Value: $18.59 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.74
  • Annual Dividend: $0.56
  • Dividend Yield: 1.8%
  • Net Margins: 19.59%
  • Return on Equity: 8.98%
  • Return on Assets: 1.03%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.10%
  • Current Ratio: 0.89%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.88%
  • Average Volume: 550,051 shs.
  • Beta: 1.43
  • Short Ratio: 4.82

Frequently Asked Questions for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)

What is BancorpSouth's stock symbol?

BancorpSouth trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BXS."

How often does BancorpSouth pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BancorpSouth?

BancorpSouth declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.14 per share on Monday, October 2nd. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. This is an increase from BancorpSouth's previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. View BancorpSouth's Dividend History.

How were BancorpSouth's earnings last quarter?

BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 19th. The company reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $186.52 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $191.32 million. BancorpSouth had a return on equity of 8.98% and a net margin of 19.59%. The firm's revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.40 earnings per share. View BancorpSouth's Earnings History.

Where is BancorpSouth's stock going? Where will BancorpSouth's stock price be in 2017?

8 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for BancorpSouth's shares. Their forecasts range from $31.00 to $35.00. On average, they expect BancorpSouth's share price to reach $32.80 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for BancorpSouth.

What are analysts saying about BancorpSouth stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about BancorpSouth stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of BancorpSouth have outperformed the industry over the past six months. The performance was supported by the company’s impressive earnings surprise history.  It surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in three of the trailing four quarters. Given a strong balance sheet position, the company has been steadily enhancing shareholders’ value through strategic acquisitions, dividend hikes, share buybacks and excellent expense management initiatives. However, continued pressure on margin due to lower yields is expected to hurt the bank’s bottom-line growth. The company’s exposure to consumer mortgage and commercial real estate loans also continues to be a near-term concern. Further, a stretched valuation indicates limited upside potential for the stock." (10/11/2017)
  • 2. Brean Capital analysts commented, "BXS reported operating EPS of $0.41 vs. Brean/consensus at $0.39/$0.40 and included a $0.01 hit from a negative MSR valuation adjustment. Excluding that amount, EPS was $0.42 vs. $0.39 in the year-ago period and in Q1. Despite a better-than-expected NIM and loan growth, spread revenues were in-line with our estimates with fee income following suit. The beat came from prudent expense management and lower credit costs. Overall, a pretty solid quarter and a nice bounce back from Q1 highlighted by 6 bps of NIM expansion, improving credit trends, flat LQ operating expenses and 8% annualized loan growth. The decline in deposits is reportedly seasonal in nature and does not cause us concern at this point given core deposits (non- CDs) of 85%. We would expect a favorable view by the street with an eye toward more clarity on loan pipelines, NIM trends and the ongoing regulatory overhang. Currently, BXS trades 15.8x 2018 EPS and 2.0x TBV vs. peers at 15.2x/2.1x." (7/20/2017)
  • 3. Stephens analysts commented, "We think shares will react favorably to the effective raise in the midpoint of EPS guidance for 2017." (4/19/2017)

Who are some of BancorpSouth's key competitors?

Who are BancorpSouth's key executives?

BancorpSouth's management team includes the folowing people:

  • James D. Rollins III, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Chris A. Bagley, President and Chief Operating Officer
  • John G. Copeland, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company and the Bank
  • Cathy S. Freeman, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
  • Jeffrey W. Jaggers, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
  • Charles J. Pignuolo, Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • James Ronald Hodges, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
  • Gus J. Blass III, Independent Director
  • Shannon A. Brown, Independent Director
  • James E. Campbell III, Independent Director

Who owns BancorpSouth stock?

BancorpSouth's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fisher Asset Management LLC (2.05%), Mutual of America Capital Management LLC (0.08%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.03%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.02%) and Oakbrook Investments LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own BancorpSouth stock include James Elbert Campbell III, James Ronald Hodges, William James Threadgill Jr and William L Prater. View Institutional Ownership Trends for BancorpSouth.

Who sold BancorpSouth stock? Who is selling BancorpSouth stock?

BancorpSouth's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fisher Asset Management LLC and State Treasurer State of Michigan. Company insiders that have sold BancorpSouth stock in the last year include William James Threadgill Jr and William L Prater. View Insider Buying and Selling for BancorpSouth.

Who bought BancorpSouth stock? Who is buying BancorpSouth stock?

BancorpSouth's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Oakbrook Investments LLC and Mutual of America Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for BancorpSouth.

How do I buy BancorpSouth stock?

Shares of BancorpSouth 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 BancorpSouth's stock price today?

One share of BancorpSouth stock can currently be purchased for approximately $32.35.

MarketBeat Community Rating for BancorpSouth (NYSE BXS)
Community Ranking:  1.0 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  81 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  305 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  386
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about BancorpSouth 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.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.13)
Consensus Price Target: $32.80 (1.39% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
Price Target History for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
Analysts' Ratings History for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/20/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$33.00N/AView Rating Details
10/20/2017Brean CapitalReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
10/12/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$32.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutral -> Neutral$31.00N/AView Rating Details
8/11/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$33.00MediumView Rating Details
7/27/2017StephensSet Price TargetBuy$35.00MediumView Rating Details
2/2/2017JMP SecuritiesInitiated CoverageMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
12/22/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
7/22/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingHold$24.00N/AView Rating Details
7/9/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
4/22/2016Hovde GroupBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$21.50 -> $25.00N/AView Rating Details
10/29/2015Morgan StanleyBoost Price Target$23.00 -> $24.00N/AView Rating Details
10/23/2015SunTrust Banks, Inc.Lower Price TargetNeutral$26.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
Earnings by Quarter for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
Earnings History by Quarter for BancorpSouth (NYSE BXS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/19/2017Q3 2017$0.42$0.43$191.32 million$186.52 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2017Q2 2017$0.40$0.42$187.78 million$185.61 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2017Q1 2017$0.38$0.39$186.40 million$185.48 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2017Q416$0.37$0.40$183.60 million$188.35 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/19/2016Q316$0.40$0.39$193.14 million$185.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2016Q216$0.39$0.39$187.05 million$182.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2016Q116$0.37$0.39$184.90 million$176.67 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2016Q415$0.37$0.33$181.02 million$178.62 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/19/2015Q315$0.37$0.36$183.78 million$174.02 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/20/2015Q215$0.35$0.41$182.18 million$181.62 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2015Q115$0.33$0.33$178.80 million$179.39 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/21/2015Q414$0.31$0.30$175.58 million$169.96 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2014Q314$0.33$0.32$178.76 million$174.89 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2014Q214$0.33$0.33$177.14 million$172.92 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2014Q114$0.30$0.30$172.47 million$168.04 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/23/2014Q413$0.28$0.29$165.67 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2013Q313$0.26$0.26$173.33 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2013Q2 2013$0.22$0.22$170.53 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2013Q1 2013$0.21$0.22$173.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/23/2013Q4 2012$0.24$0.18$175.13 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2012$0.23$0.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2012$0.20$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2012$0.16$0.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/17/2012$0.14$0.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2011$0.15$0.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2011$0.04$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.09$0.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$0.01$0.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.62
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.92
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.34$0.40$0.37
Q2 20173$0.40$0.41$0.40
Q3 20173$0.40$0.44$0.42
Q4 20173$0.41$0.43$0.42
Q1 20183$0.45$0.46$0.45
Q2 20183$0.48$0.49$0.49
Q3 20183$0.49$0.50$0.49
Q4 20183$0.47$0.49$0.48
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
Most Recent Dividend:10/2/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.56
Dividend Yield:1.73%
Dividend Growth:74.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:33.94% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
33.73% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
29.47% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)

Dividend History by Quarter for BancorpSouth (NYSE BXS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.63%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 65.24%
Insider Trades by Quarter for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/18/2017James Elbert Campbell IIIDirectorBuy7,000$28.93$202,510.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2017William L PraterInsiderSell10,000$31.75$317,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/23/2017William James Threadgill JrInsiderSell4,246$31.38$133,239.48View SEC Filing  
2/13/2017William L PraterInsiderSell10,000$30.75$307,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/30/2016William James Threadgill JrInsiderSell4,333$28.72$124,443.76View SEC Filing  
8/24/2016James Ronald HodgesInsiderSell103$24.09$2,481.27View SEC Filing  
8/22/2016James Ronald HodgesInsiderSell4,543$24.01$109,077.43View SEC Filing  
7/23/2015Deborah M CannonDirectorBuy2,000$26.28$52,560.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015Deborah M CannonDirectorBuy2,000$25.20$50,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2015Gordon Ray LewisVPSell5,839$24.98$145,858.22View SEC Filing  
5/6/2015Keith J JacksonDirectorSell1,180$24.21$28,567.80View SEC Filing  
4/29/2015William L PraterCFOSell5,869$24.60$144,377.40View SEC Filing  
2/27/2015William James Threadgill JrVPSell4,473$22.46$100,463.58View SEC Filing  
2/26/2015Cathy Smith FreemanVPSell1,263$22.50$28,417.50View SEC Filing  
2/25/2015James Ronald HodgesVPSell1,382$22.08$30,514.56View SEC Filing  
8/29/2014Chris A BagleyCOOBuy25,000$21.15$528,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014James Virgil KelleyCOOSell2,535$25.00$63,375.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Gordon Ray LewisEVPSell6,240$24.70$154,128.00View SEC Filing  
2/28/2014James Virgil KelleyCOOSell4,680$23.77$111,243.60View SEC Filing  
2/27/2014James Ronald HodgesVPSell1,047$23.77$24,887.19View SEC Filing  
2/14/2014Gordon Ray LewisEVPSell7,775$23.76$184,734.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2014James Ronald HodgesVPSell5,720$23.12$132,246.40View SEC Filing  
1/27/2014Cathy Smith FreemanEVPSell6,844$24.65$168,704.60View SEC Filing  
1/27/2014James Virgil KelleyCOOSell17,863$24.56$438,715.28View SEC Filing  
1/27/2014Thomas Holmes TurnerDirectorBuy15,592$24.43$380,912.56View SEC Filing  
2/26/2013James D Rollins IIICEOBuy57,100$14.61$834,231.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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BancorpSouth (BXS) Chart for Sunday, October, 22, 2017

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