Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ:BFST) Announces Earnings Results

Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ:BFST) issued its quarterly earnings results on Sunday. The company reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.18, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Business First Bancshares had a net margin of 14.98% and a return on equity of 8.71%.

NASDAQ:BFST traded down $0.20 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $20.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 60,905 shares, compared to its average volume of 40,332. The firm has a market capitalization of $429.87 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.79 and a beta of 0.87. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $20.92 and a 200-day simple moving average of $17.10. Business First Bancshares has a 1 year low of $9.17 and a 1 year high of $26.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 0.98.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Business First Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 5th. TheStreet raised shares of Business First Bancshares from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.50.

Business First Bancshares Company Profile

Business First Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for b1BANK that provides various banking products and services. It offers various deposit products and services, including a range of checking, demand, money market, time, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; and remote deposit capture and direct deposit services.

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Earnings History for Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ:BFST)

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