Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST): Price and Financial Metrics
BFST Price/Volume Stats
|Current price||$18.24||52-week high||$25.00|
|Prev. close||$18.39||52-week low||$13.05|
|Day high||$18.35||Avg. volume||84,373|
|50-day MA||$19.19||Dividend yield||2.59%|
|200-day MA||$18.39||Market Cap||462.27M|
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BFST POWR Grades
- Sentiment is the dimension where BFST ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 94.87% of US stocks.
- The strongest trend for BFST is in Sentiment, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
- BFST ranks lowest in Quality; there it ranks in the 20th percentile.
BFST Stock Summary
- Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 10.73 for BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES INC; that's greater than it is for 90.96% of US stocks.
- With a year-over-year growth in debt of 101.8%, BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES INC's debt growth rate surpasses 89.7% of about US stocks.
- BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES INC's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is -92.14%, greater than the shareholder yield of only 6.08% of stocks in our set.
- Stocks that are quantitatively similar to BFST, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ISTR, FSBC, MOFG, AMAL, and AMNB.
- Visit BFST's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.b1bank.com.
BFST Valuation Summary
- In comparison to the median Financial Services stock, BFST's EV/EBIT ratio is 3.54% lower, now standing at 10.9.
- Over the past 66 months, BFST's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 14.
Below are key valuation metrics over time for BFST.
BFST's Quality FactorsThe “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
- BFST has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 39.65% of graded US stocks.
- BFST's asset turnover comes in at 0.043 -- ranking 129th of 428 Banking stocks.
- GNTY, SMBC, and HTBI are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with BFST.
The table below shows BFST's key quality metrics over time.
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Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) Company Bio
Business First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Business First Bank that provides various banking products and services. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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BFST made it to the Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) momentum stock list on September 14, 2023.
Business First (BFST) appears to have found support after losing some value lately, as indicated by the formation of a hammer chart. In addition to this technical chart pattern, strong agreement among Wall Street analysts in revising earnings estimates higher enhances the stock's potential for a turnaround in the near term.
BFST, AMRK, GPI, ETD and ZWS have been added to the Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) List on September 14, 2023.
Institutions own 44% of Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:BFST) shares but retail investors control 49% of the company
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