Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST): Price and Financial Metrics

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST): $22.96

0.20 (+0.88%)

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  • BFST scores best on the Sentiment dimension, with a Sentiment rank ahead of 92.16% of US stocks.
  • BFST's strongest trending metric is Value; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • BFST ranks lowest in Quality; there it ranks in the 29th percentile.

BFST Stock Summary

  • BFST's went public 3.28 years ago, making it older than merely 9.62% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 10.25 for Business First Bancshares Inc; that's greater than it is for 91.37% of US stocks.
  • As for revenue growth, note that BFST's revenue has grown 77.4% over the past 12 months; that beats the revenue growth of 92.67% of US companies in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Business First Bancshares Inc are BFC, SAL, FMNB, AMNB, and TMP.
  • BFST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Business First Bancshares Inc's official web site, go to

BFST Valuation Summary

  • BFST's EV/EBIT ratio is 3.3; this is 63.33% lower than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • Over the past 40 months, BFST's price/sales ratio has gone down 2.6.
  • Over the past 40 months, BFST's price/sales ratio has gone down 2.6.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for BFST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
BFST 2021-07-19 2.9 1.1 12.2 3.0
BFST 2020-10-23 3.7 0.9 19.9 22.4
BFST 2019-10-23 4.1 1.2 16.4 15.8
BFST 2019-06-25 4.7 1.3 20.6 15.8
BFST 2018-08-08 5.2 1.4 43.4 30.3
BFST 2018-04-25 6.2 1.6 58.1 27.4

BFST Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of BFST, see our BFST price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $28.88 Average Broker Recommendation 1.4 (Strong Buy)

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BFST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $22.96 52-week high $24.95
Prev. close $22.76 52-week low $12.12
Day low $22.72 Volume 23,000
Day high $23.12 Avg. volume 39,946
50-day MA $23.45 Dividend yield 2.09%
200-day MA $21.69 Market Cap 477.41M

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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Below are the latest news stories about Business First Bancshares Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate BFST as an investment opportunity.

Business First (BFST) Surges 5.6%: Is This an Indication of Further Gains?

Business First (BFST) was a big mover last session on higher-than-average trading volume. The latest trend in earnings estimate revisions might not help the stock continue moving higher in the near term.

Yahoo | June 21, 2021

Should I Buy Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST)?

A whopping number of 13F filings filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been processed by Insider Monkey so that individual investors can look at the overall hedge fund sentiment towards the stocks included in their watchlists. These freshly-submitted public filings disclose money managers’ equity positions as of the end of the three-month period […]

Yahoo | June 13, 2021

Is It Smart To Buy Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:BFST) Before It Goes Ex-Dividend?

Readers hoping to buy Business First Bancshares, Inc. ( NASDAQ:BFST ) for its dividend will need to make their move...

Yahoo | May 8, 2021

Does Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ:BFST) Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?

For beginners, it can seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells a good story to...

Yahoo | May 7, 2021

Business First (BFST) Q1 Earnings and Revenues Top Estimates

Business First (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 5.17% and 2.53%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | April 22, 2021

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BFST Price Returns

1-mo -0.26%
3-mo -0.85%
6-mo 10.42%
1-year 69.02%
3-year -5.67%
5-year N/A
YTD 13.89%
2020 -16.30%
2019 4.50%
2018 N/A
2017 N/A
2016 N/A

BFST Dividends

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Continue Researching BFST

Here are a few links from around the web to help you further your research on Business First Bancshares Inc's stock as an investment opportunity:

Business First Bancshares Inc (BFST) Stock Price | Nasdaq
Business First Bancshares Inc (BFST) Stock Quote, History and News - Yahoo Finance
Business First Bancshares Inc (BFST) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

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