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

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST): $24.05

0.24 (+1.01%)

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where BFST ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 90.68% of US stocks.
  • BFST's strongest trending metric is Value; it's been moving up over the last 206 days.
  • BFST's current lowest rank is in the Quality metric (where it is better than 34.01% of US stocks).

BFST Stock Summary

  • BFST's went public 3.09 years ago, making it older than only 9.49% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • BFST's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 91.55% 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 92.7% of US companies in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Business First Bancshares Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be RBNC, BFC, CFFI, SAL, and SPFI.
  • Visit BFST's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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 $28.13 Average Broker Recommendation 1.5 (Moderate Buy)

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BFST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $24.05 52-week high $24.95
Prev. close $23.81 52-week low $10.90
Day low $23.57 Volume 14,600
Day high $24.10 Avg. volume 34,704
50-day MA $23.65 Dividend yield 2%
200-day MA $19.54 Market Cap 500.07M

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.

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 Bancshares, Inc. Completes Private Placement of $52.5 Million in Subordinated Notes

Baton Rouge, La., March 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (“Business First”) (NASDAQ: BFST), the holding company for b1BANK, today announced the completion of the private placement of $52.5 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.250% fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes (the “Notes”) due 2031, to certain qualified institutional and accredited investors. The Notes have been structured to qualify as Tier 2 capital under bank regulatory guidelines, and the proceeds from the sale of the notes will be utilized to provide additional capital support to b1BANK, to support growth, to better position Business First to take advantage of strategic opportunities that may arise from time to time, repayment of existing borrowings, and for other general corporate pur...

Yahoo | March 26, 2021

Business First Bancshares To Snap Up Smith Shellnut Wilson

Business First Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for b1BANK signed a definitive agreement under which b1BANK will acquire Smith Shellnut Wilson (SSW). Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed and the deal is expected to close in the coming weeks. Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST), through b1BANK, operates 43 banking centers. b1BANK provides commercial and personal banking, treasury and wealth solutions. Smith Shellnut Wilson is a registered investment advisor and specializes in portfolio management. At the end of December 2020, SSW had $3.5 billion in assets under management. b1BANK had $235 million under its Wealth Solution Division at the same time.

Kailas Salunkhe on TipRanks | March 23, 2021

Business First Bancshares (BFST) Agrees to Acquire Smith Shellnut

Business First Bancshares (BFST) agrees to acquire Smith Shellnut Wilson, LLC.

Yahoo | March 23, 2021

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BFST Price Returns

1-mo 3.02%
3-mo 10.41%
6-mo 22.98%
1-year 114.81%
3-year 4.32%
5-year N/A
YTD 19.30%
2020 -16.30%
2019 4.50%
2018 N/A
2017 N/A
2016 N/A

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