First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.08 on November 22nd

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First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 21st, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 8th will be given a dividend of 0.08 per share by the bank on Friday, November 22nd. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 7th.

Shares of First Bancshares stock traded up $0.06 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $33.30. The stock had a trading volume of 42,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 50,051. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $32.44 and its 200-day simple moving average is $31.36. The stock has a market cap of $569.67 million, a PE ratio of 14.54 and a beta of 0.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 0.89 and a quick ratio of 0.89. First Bancshares has a 12 month low of $27.84 and a 12 month high of $37.70.

First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) last released its earnings results on Monday, October 21st. The bank reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $37.56 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.32 million. First Bancshares had a net margin of 23.57% and a return on equity of 10.33%. Analysts expect that First Bancshares will post 2.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on FBMS shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of First Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Stephens lowered shares of First Bancshares from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $34.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Tuesday, July 9th. BidaskClub lowered shares of First Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of First Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 16th. Finally, DA Davidson started coverage on shares of First Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, October 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $36.00 price objective for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $35.33.

First Bancshares Company Profile

The First Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for The First, A National Banking Association that provides general commercial and retail banking services. The company operates through three segments: Commercial/Retail Bank, Mortgage Banking Division, and Holding Company. It offers deposit services, including checking, NOW, and savings accounts; other time deposits, such as daily money market accounts and longer-term certificates of deposit; and individual retirement accounts.

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