Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) Dividends

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST): $22.77

0.75 (+3.41%)

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Dividend Yield and Dividend History Highlights

  • BFST has issued more total dividends (as measured in absolute US dollars) over the past six years than only 12.33% of other US stocks currently paying dividends.
  • In terms of debt burden relative to earnings, BFST has an EBITDA to net debt ratio of 50,655,000, ranking above 84.64% stocks in our set (note that its net debt is negative, meaning it has more cash than debt).
  • If you want to include this stock in your dividend portfolio, here are some dividend stocks that are NOT correlated with BFST that may be suitable potential portfolio mates: CS, EVI, JKHY, ATRI and GHG.
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BFST Price Forecast Based on Dividend Discount Model

Current PriceDDM Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$22.77$18.6 -25.1%

The Dividend Discount Model (DDM) is a valuation model that attempts to determine a fair share price for a stock, based on the dividend it provides in comparison to several company-specific metrics indicative of the riskiness of the stock and the financial health of the company. As for BFST, the dividend discount model StockNews created for the company implies a negative return of 25.1%. To help understand and contextualize the model's evaluation of BFST, investors may wish to consider are:

  • In comparison to other stocks in the Financial Services sector, BFST provides shareholders with a dividend yield greater than 29.71% such stocks.
  • Compared to other dividend issuers in the small-sized market cap category, BFST's beta -- a measure of volatility relative to the market at large -- is lower than 37.96% of them.
  • BFST's market cap of approximately $494 million makes it a small-sized market cap company; out of dividend issuers in this group, the investment opportunity based on the difference between its current share price and its forecasted DDM value is greater than 30.74% of them.

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BFST Dividend History

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BFST Dividends vs. Peers

BFST's dividend yield currently ranks #18 of 35 vs. its peers in the Southwest Regional Banks category.
Rank Symbol Name Dividend Yield
1 WTBA West Bancorporation 4.81%
2 SBSI Southside Bancshares, Inc. 3.85%
3 MOFG MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. 3.48%
4 CADE Cadence Bancorporation 3.46%
5 PB Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. 3.12%
6 VBTX Veritex Holdings, Inc. 3.01%
7 FCCO First Community Corporation 2.97%
8 FGBI First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. 2.93%
9 IBOC International Bancshares Corporation 2.82%
10 GSBC Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. 2.80%
11 CFR Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. 2.63%
12 GNTY Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. 2.54%
13 HTLF Heartland Financial USA, Inc. 2.49%
14 BOKF BOK Financial Corporation 2.39%
15 HBCP Home Bancorp, Inc. 2.36%
16 LTXB LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc. 2.35%
17 GNBC Green Bancorp, Inc. 2.32%
18 BFST Business First Bancshares, Inc. 2.23%
19 BSVN Bank7 Corp. - Common stock 2.16%
20 EFSC Enterprise Financial Services Corporation 2.09%
21 ISTR Investar Holding Corporation 1.91%
22 STXB Spirit of Texas Bancshares, Inc. 1.88%
23 BANF BancFirst Corporation 1.79%
24 CBTX CBTX, Inc. 1.78%
25 COBZ CoBiz Financial Inc. 1.77%
26 UMBF UMB Financial Corporation 1.76%
27 FFIN First Financial Bankshares, Inc. 1.63%
28 OBNK Origin Bancorp, Inc. 1.56%
29 ABTX Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. 1.35%
30 BSF Bear State Financial, Inc. 1.16%
31 OKSB Southwest Bancorp, Inc. 1.13%
32 QCRH QCR Holdings, Inc. 0.47%
33 TBK Triumph Bancorp, Inc. 0.00%
34 TCBI Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. 0.00%
35 TCBX Third Coast Bancshares, Inc. 0.00%

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Business First Bancshares Inc Common Stock (BFST) Dividend History | Nasdaq
Dividend History for Business First Bancshares Inc (BFST) - Dividend Investor
Business First Bancshares Inc (BFST) Dividend History - Seeking Alpha

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