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

January 14, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

 The First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS) EPS Estimated At $0.48
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.
Moreover, California Public Employees Retirement Sys has 0% invested in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) for 9,200 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp has 0% invested in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) for 49,205 shares. Citigroup stated it has 1 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Northern Tru owns 83,835 shares. Lsv Asset Mgmt invested in 8,311 shares or 0% of the stock. Kennedy Cap Mgmt Inc stated it has 0.03% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). State Street reported 105,090 shares. Bancorp Of Mellon invested 0% of its portfolio in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Maltese Capital Lc holds 271,325 shares. 13,483 were reported by California State Teachers Retirement System. 88,328 are held by Pacific Ridge Cap Lc. Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt Inc, California-based fund reported 14,200 shares. Jcsd Ltd Liability holds 290,867 shares or 8.29% of its portfolio. Moreover, Rhumbline Advisers has 0% invested in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Bridgeway Cap invested in 63,309 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 17.60 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 it with “Buy” rating and $37.0 target in Sunday, December 10 report. The company was upgraded on Thursday, July 27 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 21 by Zacks. Wood upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $39.0 target. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 3 with “Buy”. On Tuesday, July 25 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy”.

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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