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.
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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