$0.53 EPS Expected for The First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS)

March 24, 2018 - By Kenneth Lin

 $0.53 EPS Expected for The First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS)
Investors sentiment decreased to 2 in Q3 2017. Its down 1.30, from 3.3 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 2 investors sold The First Bancshares, Inc. shares while 11 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 20 raised stakes. 5.21 million shares or 49.85% less from 10.39 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Blackrock, New York-based fund reported 367,190 shares. Pinnacle Holding Limited Co has 0.62% invested in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Lsv Asset owns 8,311 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Legal & General Group Inc Plc stated it has 1,927 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) or 829 shares. Schwab Charles Inv holds 0% of its portfolio in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) for 14,200 shares. Vanguard Grp has 259,087 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Nationwide Fund Advsrs invested 0% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Ameritas Prtn has invested 0% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Renaissance Tech Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Castine Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability invested in 322,714 shares or 3.59% of the stock. Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Com reported 0% stake. Ny State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% of its portfolio in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). State Street Corp owns 105,090 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. American Intl Gru accumulated 5,695 shares or 0% of the stock.

Analysts expect The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) to report $0.53 EPS on April, 20.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 43.24 % from last quarter’s $0.37 EPS. FBMS’s profit would be $6.52 million giving it 14.69 P/E if the $0.53 EPS is correct. After having $0.45 EPS previously, The First Bancshares, Inc.’s analysts see 17.78 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 4.30% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $31.15. About 43,877 shares traded or 91.32% up from the average. The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) has risen 69.69% since March 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 52.99% the S&P500.

The 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 9 analyst reports since September 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, October 3, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was upgraded on Thursday, July 27 by Wood. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, December 21. On Tuesday, July 25 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy”. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) rating on Sunday, December 10. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $37.0 target. On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 21 by Zacks.

The First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding firm for The First, A National Banking Association that provides commercial and retail banking services to small to medium-sized businesses, professional concerns, and individuals. The company has market cap of $383.14 million. It accepts various deposit products, including checking accounts, NOW accounts, and savings accounts; time deposits, such as money market accounts and certificates of deposit; and individual retirement accounts. It has a 28.06 P/E ratio. The firm also offers commercial loans comprising secured and unsecured loans for working capital, business expansion, and purchase of equipment and machinery; consumer loans consisting of equity lines of credit, and secured and unsecured loans for financing automobiles, home improvements, education, and personal investments; and real estate construction and acquisition loans.

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