EPS for The First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS) Expected At $0.48

January 18, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

 EPS for The First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS) Expected At $0.48
Investors sentiment decreased to 2 in 2017 Q3. Its down 1.30, from 3.3 in 2017Q2. It is negative, 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.
Comml Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation invested in 28,796 shares or 0% of the stock. Mendon Capital owns 392,934 shares or 0.99% of their US portfolio. Banc Funds Llc owns 688,843 shares. State Street owns 105,090 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Schwab Charles invested 0% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Stieven Advisors Ltd Partnership holds 2.6% of its portfolio in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) for 454,693 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company New York has invested 0% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Jacobs Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation owns 1.3% invested in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) for 225,352 shares. The Australia-based Macquarie Group has invested 0% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Citigroup Inc has invested 0% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Castine Capital Limited Liability Company invested 3.59% of its portfolio in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Moreover, Ameritas Investment Prtn has 0% invested in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Moreover, Renaissance Techs Limited Com has 0% invested in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Barclays Public Lc holds 0% or 437 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The accumulated 311,057 shares.

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 17.53 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 0.75% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $33.65. About 9,083 shares traded. The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) has risen 69.69% since January 18, 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 3.03% above currents $33.65 stock price. First Bancshares had 8 analyst reports since September 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Wood. As per Sunday, December 10, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Stephens maintained the shares of FBMS in report on Tuesday, July 25 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Thursday, December 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, July 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Tuesday, October 3. 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 $375.73 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 29.21 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.

More recent The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Business First Bancshares, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Minden Bancorp, Inc.” on January 03, 2018. Also Gurufocus.com published the news titled: “Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc Buys Insteel Industries Inc, First Bancshares …” on January 10, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Wake Forest Bancshares, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results” with publication date: January 17, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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