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

January 14, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

 The First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS) EPS Estimated At $0.48
Investors sentiment decreased to 2 in 2017 Q3. 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.
Sg Americas Securities Ltd Liability has invested 0% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Dimensional Fund Ltd Partnership stated it has 0% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Wells Fargo And Mn stated it has 12,602 shares. Pinnacle Lc has invested 0.62% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). New York State Common Retirement Fund invested in 0% or 9,100 shares. Maltese Capital Management Limited Company owns 271,325 shares. Macquarie Ltd reported 0% of its portfolio in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). California State Teachers Retirement System invested 0% of its portfolio in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). American Gru holds 5,695 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 7,491 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Fincl Bank Of America Corp De has 0% invested in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Ameritas Inv Prtn Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Bancorporation Of New York Mellon Corp holds 0% or 28,796 shares. Bridgeway Cap Mngmt invested in 63,309 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Jcsd Cap holds 8.29% of its portfolio in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) for 290,867 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. The rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, July 27 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Wood. As per Tuesday, October 3, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. 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. Stephens maintained the shares of FBMS in report on Tuesday, July 25 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 21 by Zacks. 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 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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