The First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS) Analysts See $0.48 EPS

January 14, 2018 - By Marry Poplack

 The First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS) Analysts See $0.48 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 2 in Q3 2017. Its down 1.30, from 3.3 in 2017Q2. It dived, 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.
Tiaa Cref Management Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% or 23,030 shares. Ameritas Inv Incorporated has invested 0% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Vanguard Group Incorporated owns 259,087 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Pacific Ridge Cap Ptnrs Limited Company has invested 0.75% of its portfolio in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). California State Teachers Retirement Systems has invested 0% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Bancorp Of America Corporation De stated it has 395 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, State Street has 0% invested in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Geode Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 56,120 shares or 0% of its portfolio. American Intl Gru reported 5,695 shares stake. California Pub Employees Retirement holds 9,200 shares. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag stated it has 0% of its portfolio in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Castine Capital Mgmt Ltd Llc invested 3.59% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 9,100 shares. Mendon Cap, New York-based fund reported 392,934 shares. Blackrock Incorporated accumulated 367,190 shares or 0% of the stock.

Analysts expect The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) to report $0.48 EPS on January, 24.They anticipate $0.18 EPS change or 60.00 % from last quarter’s $0.3 EPS. FBMS’s profit would be $5.36M giving it 17.60 P/E if the $0.48 EPS is correct. After having $0.51 EPS previously, The First Bancshares, Inc.’s analysts see -5.88 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.15% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $33.8. About 18,153 shares traded. The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) has risen 69.69% since January 14, 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 has $39.0 highest and $30 lowest target. $34.67’s average target is 2.57% above currents $33.8 stock price. First Bancshares had 8 analyst reports since September 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, December 21 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Monday, September 21. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stephens on Tuesday, July 25. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 3 with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) on Thursday, July 27 to “Buy” rating. 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. The stock of The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Wood.

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 $377.41 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 29.34 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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