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, 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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