First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Analysts See $0.44 EPS

September 17, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

 First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Analysts See $0.44 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 3.2 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.87, from 2.33 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 1 investors sold First Bancshares Inc shares while 4 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 8 raised stakes. 8.17 million shares or 299.74% more from 2.04 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Royal Savings Bank Of Canada accumulated 1,000 shares or 0% of the stock. Deutsche Bankshares Ag owns 300 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Stieven Advsrs Ltd Partnership owns 2.5% invested in First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) for 461,393 shares. Banc Funds Co Limited Co owns 708,843 shares or 0.83% of their US portfolio. Basswood Cap Ltd Com holds 0.27% of its portfolio in First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) for 225,352 shares. California-based Jcsd Cap has invested 8.27% in First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS). Dimensional Fund Advsrs L P accumulated 20,651 shares. Tower Cap Ltd Liability (Trc) holds 400 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The reported 210,000 shares. Endeavour Cap Advsr Inc stated it has 239,437 shares. Fj Capital Ltd Llc stated it has 0.74% in First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS). Blackrock Fund Advisors reported 0% stake. Acadian Asset Limited Com stated it has 124 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Pacific Ridge Prtn Ltd Company reported 81,858 shares. Comml Bank Of America De reported 1 shares.

Since March 17, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 1 sale for $75,667 activity. RUTLAND DONNA T had sold 4,627 shares worth $132,467. On Tuesday, May 16 GIBSON E RICKY bought $56,800 worth of First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) or 2,000 shares.

Wall Street await First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) to release earnings on October, 13. Analysts forecast EPS of $0.44, down exactly $0.04 or 8.33 % from 2014’s $0.48 EPS. The expected FBMS’s profit could reach $4.03 million giving the stock 15.99 P/E in the case that $0.44 earnings per share is reported. After posting $0.44 EPS for the previous quarter, First Bancshares Inc’s analysts now forecast 0.00 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 4.09% or $1.2 on September 15, reaching $28.15. About 76,186 shares traded or 373.00% up from the average. First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) has risen 69.69% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 52.99% the S&P500.

First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. First Bancshares had 5 analyst reports since September 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stephens maintained the shares of FBMS in report on Tuesday, July 25 with “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Monday, September 21 by Zacks. Wood upgraded the shares of FBMS in report on Thursday, July 27 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

The First Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding firm for The First, A National Banking Association . The company has market cap of $257.65 million. The Firm and the Bank engage in a general commercial and retail banking business for small to medium-sized businesses, professional concerns and individuals. It has a 25.8 P/E ratio. The Bank provides a range of banking services in its primary market area of South Mississippi, South Alabama and Louisiana.

More news for First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) were recently published by: Streetinsider.com, which released: “THE FIRST BANCSHARES, INC.” on September 15, 2017. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “First Bancshares: An Emerging Growth Story Worth Considering” and published on September 15, 2017 is yet another important article.

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