Analysts See $0.53 EPS for The First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS)

March 21, 2018 - By Richard Conner

 Analysts See $0.53 EPS for The First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS)
Investors sentiment decreased to 2 in Q3 2017. Its down 1.30, from 3.3 in 2017Q2. It is negative, 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.
Royal Financial Bank Of Canada reported 0% stake. Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp invested in 0% or 49,205 shares. Pinnacle Hldgs Llc invested in 55,491 shares. Blackrock has invested 0% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). 5,524 are held by Nationwide Fund Advsr. Schwab Charles Inv Management Inc owns 14,200 shares. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 9,129 shares. Wells Fargo Mn, a California-based fund reported 12,602 shares. Jacobs Asset Management Ltd Liability Company has invested 1.3% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). 311,057 were accumulated by Manufacturers Life Insurance Co The. Natl Bank Of New York Mellon has invested 0% in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). Legal General Group Public Ltd Com has 1,927 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Tower Rech Cap Lc (Trc) has invested 0% of its portfolio in The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS). California State Teachers Retirement reported 13,483 shares. Geode Limited Liability Co holds 0% or 56,120 shares.

Analysts expect The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) to report $0.53 EPS on April, 20.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 43.24 % from last quarter’s $0.37 EPS. FBMS’s profit would be $5.92M giving it 15.61 P/E if the $0.53 EPS is correct. After having $0.45 EPS previously, The First Bancshares, Inc.’s analysts see 17.78 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $33.1. About 13,675 shares traded. The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) has risen 69.69% since March 21, 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 had 9 analyst reports since September 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Sunday, December 10, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) on Thursday, July 27 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Wood upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Tuesday, July 25 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Tuesday, January 30 with “Buy”. Zacks downgraded the shares of FBMS in report on Monday, September 21 to “Hold” rating. The stock of The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

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 $369.59 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 29.82 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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