BFST [NASD]
Business First Bancshares, Inc.
Index- P/E8.91 EPS (ttm)2.30 Insider Own3.70% Shs Outstand25.11M Perf Week-2.84%
Market Cap522.96M Forward P/E7.48 EPS next Y2.74 Insider Trans0.18% Shs Float23.60M Perf Month-6.82%
Income52.90M PEG- EPS next Q0.58 Inst Own31.70% Short Float / Ratio1.20% / 3.49 Perf Quarter-11.33%
Sales236.10M P/S2.21 EPS this Y53.70% Inst Trans3.01% Short Interest0.28M Perf Half Y-9.17%
Book/sh19.40 P/B1.06 EPS next Y7.45% ROA0.80% Target Price26.60 Perf Year-24.52%
Cash/sh7.97 P/C2.57 EPS next 5Y- ROE10.10% 52W Range20.19 - 29.16 Perf YTD-7.41%
Dividend0.48 P/FCF11.65 EPS past 5Y29.30% ROI25.70% 52W High-29.70% Beta0.83
Dividend %2.34% Quick Ratio- Sales past 5Y31.50% Gross Margin- 52W Low1.54% ATR0.54
Employees648 Current Ratio- Sales Q/Q53.00% Oper. Margin67.20% RSI (14)33.92 Volatility2.47% 2.33%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.27 EPS Q/Q21.20% Profit Margin19.00% Rel Volume0.68 Prev Close20.83
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.27 EarningsJan 25 AMC Payout16.90% Avg Volume81.25K Price20.50
Recom1.80 SMA20-4.30% SMA50-8.25% SMA200-8.94% Volume55,208 Change-1.58%
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Oct-25-21Upgrade Raymond James Mkt Perform → Strong Buy $33
May-20-21Upgrade DA Davidson Neutral → Buy $26.50 → $27.50
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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 checking, demand, money market, time, and savings accounts; and certificates of deposits, remote deposit capture, and direct deposit services. The company also provides commercial and industrial loans, such as commercial lines of credit, letters of credit, working capital, term, equipment financing, asset acquisition, expansion and development, borrowing base, and other loan products; construction and development loans; commercial real estate loans; residential real estate loans comprising first and second lien 1-4 family mortgage loans, and home equity lines of credit; and consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment and term loans. In addition, it offers wealth management products, including mutual funds, annuities, individual retirement accounts, and other financial products, as well as other fiduciary services and private banking products and services. Further, the company provides a range of other financial services comprising debit and credit cards, treasury and cash management, merchant, automated clearing house, lock-box, receivables factoring, correspondent banking, and other treasury services, as well as employee and payroll benefits solutions; and drive-through banking facilities, automated teller machines, night depository, personalized checks, electronic funds transfer, domestic and foreign wire transfer, traveler's checks, vault, loan and deposit sweep accounts, online and mobile banking, e-statements, and bank-by-mail services. As of March 01, 2022, it operates approximately 48 full-service banking centers and three loan production offices across Louisiana, and in the Dallas and Houston markets. Business First Bancshares, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Insider Trading Relationship Date Transaction Cost #Shares Value ($) #Shares Total SEC Form 4
Ducrest John P.DirectorAug 04Buy23.391,71240,0448,348Aug 05 04:06 PM
Calkins CarolDirectorMay 05Buy22.513668,2391,477May 06 03:14 PM
MCLINDON ANDREW D.DirectorApr 29Buy22.711,00022,71035,899May 03 09:09 PM
Day Rick D.DirectorMar 11Buy25.081,13028,340246,790Mar 15 04:05 PM
WHITE STEVEN GERARDDirectorFeb 04Sale26.903,00080,70029,749Feb 07 04:04 PM