As First Bancshares INC Ms (FBMS) Stock Value Declined, Stieven Capital Advisors LP Has Increased Stake

April 21, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 3.29 in 2017 Q4. Its up 1.29, from 2 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 5 investors sold FBMS shares while 9 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 14.80 million shares or 183.93% more from 5.21 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Tiaa Cref Lc reported 24,553 shares. The Illinois-based Rmb Capital Management Limited has invested 0.55% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Legal And General Grp Inc Plc has 0% invested in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Bank & Trust Of America Corp De invested 0% of its portfolio in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 0% or 7,937 shares. Amer Intll Grp Incorporated accumulated 0% or 7,003 shares. Meeder Asset Incorporated stated it has 0% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Wells Fargo & Mn invested 0% of its portfolio in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Endeavour Capital Advsrs stated it has 37,999 shares or 0.53% of all its holdings. Renaissance Techs Ltd Co has invested 0% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Jacobs Asset Limited Liability Corp owns 277,352 shares or 1.8% of their US portfolio. 453,544 are held by Mendon Cap Advisors Corporation. State Common Retirement Fund reported 9,100 shares. Vanguard owns 427,866 shares. Citigroup has 1,539 shares.

Stieven Capital Advisors Lp increased its stake in First Bancshares Inc Ms (FBMS) by 27.46% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stieven Capital Advisors Lp bought 124,840 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.51% with the market. The hedge fund held 579,533 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $19.82M, up from 454,693 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stieven Capital Advisors Lp who had been investing in First Bancshares Inc Ms for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $417.46M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $31.95. About 32,853 shares traded or 17.49% up from the average. The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) has risen 11.40% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.15% the S&P500.

The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. The First Bancshares has $39.0 highest and $37.0 lowest target. $38’s average target is 18.94% above currents $31.95 stock price. The First Bancshares had 3 analyst reports since December 10, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21 with “Buy”. On Sunday, December 10 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. The stock of The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by Stephens.

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