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: $2.72639 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 91,029,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $29.26
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $29.97
  • 52 Week Range: $22.23 - $32.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.69
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.73
  • P/E Growth: 3.58
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $743.84 million
  • Price / Sales: 3.71
  • Book Value: $18.59 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.63
  • Annual Dividend: $0.56
  • Dividend Yield: 1.9%
  • Net Margins: 19.46%
  • Return on Equity: 8.77%
  • Return on Assets: 1.02%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.14%
  • Current Ratio: 0.89%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.88%
  • Average Volume: 478,202 shs.
  • Beta: 1.4
  • 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 27th. Shareholders 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.85%. 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 19th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.40 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $185.61 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $187.78 million. BancorpSouth had a return on equity of 8.77% and a net margin of 19.46%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.39 earnings per share. View BancorpSouth's Earnings History.

When will BancorpSouth make its next earnings announcement?

BancorpSouth is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 17th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for BancorpSouth.

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

8 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for BancorpSouth's stock. Their predictions range from $31.00 to $35.00. On average, they anticipate BancorpSouth's stock price to reach $32.40 in the next twelve months. 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 year. 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 and share buybacks. Notably, the company has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization whereby BancorpSouth will be merged with and into its wholly-owned bank subsidiary, BancorpSouth Bank. Further, its efforts to enhance non-interest income will go a long way in supporting the bottom line. Though, continued pressure on margin due to lower yields remains a major concern, BancorpSouth’s expense management initiatives keep us encouraged." (9/19/2017)
  • 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 number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.72%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.62%), State Street Corp (5.37%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.48%), Northern Trust Corp (2.84%) and Fisher Asset Management LLC (2.17%). 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, BlackRock Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Citadel Advisors LLC, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and King Luther Capital Management Corp. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd, Northern Trust Corp, Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Numeric Investors LLC, First Trust Advisors LP and Laurion Capital Management LP. 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 $30.35.

MarketBeat Community Rating for BancorpSouth (NYSE BXS)
Community Ranking:  1.1 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  78 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  293 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  371
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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: $32.40 (6.75% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/8/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$31.00HighView Rating Details
8/11/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$33.00MediumView Rating Details
8/2/2017Brean CapitalReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
7/27/2017StephensSet Price TargetBuy$35.00MediumView Rating Details
7/21/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$31.00LowView Rating Details
6/5/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$32.00LowView 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 9/20/2015 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
10/17/2017$0.42N/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: $1.64
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.93
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$0.43
Q4 20173$0.43$0.45$0.44
Q1 20181$0.45$0.45$0.45
Q2 20181$0.49$0.49$0.49
Q3 20181$0.50$0.50$0.50
Q4 20181$0.49$0.49$0.49
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
Next Dividend:10/2/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.56
Dividend Yield:1.85%
Dividend Growth:74.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:34.57% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
33.73% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
29.02% (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)


Headline Trends for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
Latest Headlines for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
DateHeadline logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Upgraded to "Buy" by Zacks Investment Research - September 19 at 5:48 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BXS-US : September 13, 2017 - September 13 at 6:02 PM logoETFs with exposure to BancorpSouth, Inc. : September 12, 2017 - September 11 at 10:30 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Given Hold Rating at Royal Bank Of Canada - September 9 at 6:50 AM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. :BXS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 8, 2017 - September 8 at 10:15 PM logoImplied MDY Analyst Target Price: $345 - September 6 at 4:52 PM logo$191.20 Million in Sales Expected for BancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) This Quarter - September 5 at 4:56 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - August 30 at 1:00 PM logoXenith Bankshares (XBKS) vs. BancorpSouth (BXS) Critical Review - August 30 at 6:28 AM logoBancorpSouth (BXS) Down 8.1% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? - August 22 at 5:29 PM logoBancorpSouth (BXS) Passes Through 2% Yield Mark - August 18 at 4:59 PM logoBanks Award $20K Grant to Benefit Homeless Mothers and Children - August 17 at 11:15 PM logoBRIEF-Bancorpsouth Inc enters amended and restated agreement and plan of reorganization - August 15 at 5:37 PM logoJefferies Group LLC Reiterates "Hold" Rating for BancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) - August 12 at 8:56 PM logoEdited Transcript of BXS earnings conference call or presentation 20-Jul-17 3:00pm GMT - August 12 at 4:28 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) Downgraded to Strong Sell at BidaskClub - August 12 at 3:18 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:BXS) : August 11, 2017 - August 11 at 10:15 PM logoBancorpSouth Breaks Below 200-Day Moving Average - Notable for BXS - August 9 at 5:00 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BXS-US : August 8, 2017 - August 8 at 4:34 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - August 5 at 1:06 PM logoBrean Capital Reiterates "Hold" Rating for BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) - August 2 at 11:10 AM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BXS-US : July 28, 2017 - July 28 at 6:24 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research - July 28 at 2:09 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate BancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) to Announce $0.43 Earnings Per Share - July 28 at 10:30 AM logoBRIEF-Bancorpsouth increases quarterly dividend to $0.14 per share - July 27 at 4:14 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. Announces Corporate Entity Restructuring - July 27 at 4:14 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.14 - July 27 at 3:31 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. Announces Increase in Quarterly Dividend to $0.14 per Common Share - July 26 at 5:26 PM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for BancorpSouth, Inc. Lifted by Jefferies Group (BXS) - July 26 at 10:21 AM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) Lifted by Analyst - July 24 at 7:42 AM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for BancorpSouth, Inc. Decreased by Analyst (BXS) - July 24 at 7:42 AM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Piper Jaffray Companies - July 21 at 9:14 PM logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) Raised by Analyst - July 21 at 11:02 AM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - July 21 at 10:06 AM logoBancorpSouth's (BXS) Q2 Earnings Beat on Higher Revenues - July 20 at 6:36 PM logoBancorpSouth Inc 2017 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - July 20 at 6:36 PM logoBancorpSouth's (BXS) Q2 Earnings Beat on Higher Revenues - July 20 at 6:36 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Earns Hold Rating from Brean Capital - July 20 at 11:44 AM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results - July 19 at 9:42 PM logoBancorpSouth Announces Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results - July 19 at 6:02 PM logoBancorpSouth tops 2Q profit forecasts - July 19 at 6:02 PM logoToronto Dominion Bank (The) (TD) & BancorpSouth (BXS) Head to Head Contrast - July 18 at 6:24 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday - July 17 at 7:46 AM logoJefferies Group LLC Reiterates "Hold" Rating for BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) - July 14 at 10:24 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 11 at 12:40 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $187.85 Million - July 6 at 12:42 PM logo Analysts Anticipate BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) Will Announce Earnings of $0.40 Per Share - July 4 at 8:50 AM logoBancorpSouth Announces Second Quarter Earnings Webcast Schedule - June 29 at 5:58 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Downgraded by BidaskClub to "Sell" - June 24 at 8:28 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BXS-US : June 21, 2017 - June 21 at 5:07 PM



BancorpSouth (BXS) Chart for Wednesday, September, 20, 2017

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