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


Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST)

Today's Latest Price: $21.38 USD

0.68 (3.29%)

Updated Jan 22 4:00pm

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Ranked of 29 in Southwest Regional Banks

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BFST Stock Summary

  • BFST's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 2,138.3 -- higher than 97.98% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • BFST's went public 2.79 years ago, making it older than just 8.06% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 9.23 for Business First Bancshares Inc; that's greater than it is for 90.09% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to BFST, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are BSRR, OCFC, SMMF, STXB, and FULT.
  • BFST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Business First Bancshares Inc's official web site, go to www.b1bank.com.

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BFST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $21.38 52-week high $26.64
Prev. close $20.70 52-week low $9.17
Day low $20.09 Volume 39,700
Day high $21.40 Avg. volume 39,014
50-day MA $20.48 Dividend yield 1.87%
200-day MA $15.95 Market Cap 441.86M

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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Where Do Hedge Funds Stand On Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST)?

The financial regulations require hedge funds and wealthy investors that exceeded the $100 million equity holdings threshold to file a report that shows their positions at the end of every quarter. Even though it isn’t the intention, these filings to a certain extent level the playing field for ordinary investors. The latest round of 13F […]

Yahoo | November 27, 2020

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces the Appointment of a New Board Member

Carol Calkins Carol Calkins Baton Rouge, La., Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- b1BANK President and CEO Jude Melville announced today the addition of Carol Calkins to the board of directors of b1BANK and its parent company Business First Bancshares, Inc (Nasdaq: BFST). Calkins is a Certified Public Accountant and joins the board with over 30 years of finance, audit, and environmental, social and governance criteria (ESG) experience. During her 22-year tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) she held several roles including National Partner in Charge of PwC’s Sales & Use Tax Group, SALT Practice Partner for Technology & Section 302/404, and PwC’s National co-chair for Diversity and Work-Life Quality. She has used her experience in government, industry, and public accounting to develop ...

Yahoo | September 25, 2020

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q2 2020

BATON ROUGE, La., July 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, including net income of $2.1 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, decreases of $4.8 million and $0.39, respectively, from the quarter ended June 30, 2019. On a non-GAAP basis, core net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, which excludes certain income and expenses, was $7.4 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, an increase of $748,000 and decrease of $0.07, respectively, from the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Both net income and diluted earnings per share were adversely impacted for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, by additional provision for l...

Yahoo | July 29, 2020

Analysts Estimate Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | July 15, 2020

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Pedestal Bancshares, Inc.

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Business First) (BFST), the holding company for b1BANK, has completed its acquisition of Pedestal Bancshares, Inc. (Pedestal) and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Pedestal Bank. “We are committed to being our regions’ bank of choice, come good times or bad” said Jude Melville, president and CEO of b1BANK. With the completion of the acquisition, b1BANK has approximately $4.1 billion in assets, $3.0 billion in loans and $3.3 billion in deposits (estimates include $0.4 billion of loans and deposits associated with the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program).

Yahoo | May 1, 2020

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3-mo 26.55%
6-mo 58.24%
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YTD 5.01%
2020 -16.30%
2019 4.50%
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