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 - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Regional Banks
  • Symbol: NYSE:BXS
  • CUSIP: 05969210
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $2.84446 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 91,343,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $30.21
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $30.35
  • 52 Week Range: $22.23 - $32.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.63
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.76
  • P/E Growth: 3.77
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $743.84 million
  • Price / Sales: 3.71
  • Book Value: $18.59 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.63
  • Annual Dividend: $0.50
  • Dividend Yield: 1.6%
  • 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: 497,549 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 27th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.125 per share on Monday, July 3rd. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th. View BancorpSouth's Dividend History.

How were BancorpSouth's earnings last quarter?

BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) issued its quarterly earnings data 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 firm 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 quarter last year, the firm posted $0.39 EPS. 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 1-year price targets for BancorpSouth's stock. Their forecasts range from $25.00 to $35.00. On average, they anticipate BancorpSouth's stock price to reach $31.20 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, "BancorpSouth’s shares have outperformed the Zacks categorized Southeast Banks industry over the last six months. The company surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in second-quarter 2017 on the back of higher revenues and stable expenses. Given a strong balance sheet position, BancorpSouth has been steadily enhancing shareholders’ value through strategic acquisitions, dividend hikes and share buybacks. Further, its efforts to enhance non-interest income will go a long way in supporting the bottom line. However, despite rise in rates, continued pressure on margin due to lower yields remains a major concern. Nevertheless, BancorpSouth’s expense management initiatives keep us encouraged." (7/21/2017)
  • 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 investors include Fisher Asset Management LLC (2.17%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.18%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.09%), Foundation Resource Management Inc. (0.05%), Diversified Trust Co (0.04%) and State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.04%). 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, Strs Ohio, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Bank of Montreal Can and State Treasurer State of Michigan. Company insiders that have sold BancorpSouth stock in the last year include James Ronald Hodges, 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 Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, ING Groep NV, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Moody Lynn & Lieberson LLC, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, LS Investment Advisors LLC and Aperio Group 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 $30.25.

MarketBeat Community Rating for BancorpSouth (NYSE BXS)
Community Ranking:  0.9 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  62 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  271 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  333
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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: $31.20 (3.14% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/27/2017StephensSet Price TargetBuy$35.00LowView Rating Details
7/21/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$31.00LowView Rating Details
7/20/2017Brean CapitalReiterated RatingHoldMediumView Rating Details
7/14/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$33.00LowView 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
10/21/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$26.00 -> $25.00N/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 7/27/2015 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)
Most Recent Dividend:7/3/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.50
Dividend Yield:1.65%
Dividend Growth:74.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:30.86% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
30.12% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
26.04% (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: 66.68%
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. 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 logoBidaskClub Upgrades BancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) to "Hold" - June 16 at 11:14 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - June 16 at 10:50 AM logoBancorpSouth Recognized By National Campaign Promoting Savings - June 15 at 5:57 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. : BXS-US: Dividend Analysis : June 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : June 14, 2017 - June 14 at 4:47 PM logoETFs with exposure to BancorpSouth, Inc. : June 13, 2017 - June 13 at 12:52 PM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate BancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $187.85 Million - June 10 at 10:10 AM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BXS-US : June 9, 2017 - June 9 at 4:41 PM logo$0.40 Earnings Per Share Expected for BancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) This Quarter - June 8 at 7:44 AM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Earns Hold Rating from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods - June 5 at 8:36 AM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. :BXS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 31, 2017 - May 31 at 10:24 AM logoBancorpSouth (BXS) Down 5.2% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? - May 22 at 12:48 PM logoJames Elbert Campbell III Acquires 7,000 Shares of BancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Stock - May 18 at 1:14 PM logoSkyline Asset Management Lp Buys Acadia Healthcare Co Inc, LCI Industries Inc, OceanFirst ... - May 16 at 4:10 PM logo$187.85 Million in Sales Expected for BancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) This Quarter - May 14 at 10:50 AM logoZacks: Analysts Expect BancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Will Post Earnings of $0.40 Per Share - May 12 at 7:40 AM logoCongressman Bennie Thompson Announces $180K in Grant Funds - May 11 at 2:20 AM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group LLC - May 6 at 8:32 AM logoForm 8-K BANCORPSOUTH INC For: Apr 26 - May 3 at 9:09 AM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BXS-US : May 1, 2017 - May 1 at 4:03 PM logoJohn Copeland Joins BancorpSouth as Chief Financial Officer - May 1 at 8:58 AM logoBancorpSouth (BXS) Receives Daily Media Impact Score of 0.28 - April 29 at 5:27 PM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for BancorpSouth, Inc. Decreased by Jefferies Group (BXS) - April 28 at 10:46 AM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.13 (BXS) - April 27 at 7:14 PM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend - April 26 at 7:20 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Very Likely to Affect BancorpSouth (BXS) Share Price - April 25 at 3:54 PM logoFY2017 Earnings Estimate for BancorpSouth, Inc. Issued By Brean Capital (BXS) - April 25 at 11:49 AM logoBancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - April 25 at 10:07 AM



BancorpSouth (BXS) Chart for Thursday, July, 27, 2017

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