Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) Dividends



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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Overall POWR Rating


POWR Components:

 Trade Grade  Buy & Hold Grade  Peer Grade  Industry Rank


Industry Rank:

Ranked of 29 in Southwest Regional Banks

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Dividend Yield and Dividend History Highlights

  • Over the past six years, BFST has issued more dividends than merely 10.51% of other dividend-issuing US stocks.
  • BFST's free cash flow has been growing at a compound average annual rate of -17.25% over the past 5.51 years -- higher than only 22.9% of current US-listed dividend stocks.
  • 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: CSCO, UFCS, OGS, CDOR and POR.
BFST Ex-Dividend Date
BFST Dividend Yield
1.87%
BFST Annual Dividend
$0.40
BFST Payout Ratio

BFST Price Forecast Based on Dividend Discount Model

Current PriceDDM Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$21.38$6.84 -66.86%

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 DDM model, as implemented by StockNews, implies a negative return of 66.86% relative to its current price. Digging deeper, the aspects of Business First Bancshares Inc's dividend discount model that we found most interesting were:

  • Amongst its dividend-issuing peers in the small-sized market cap category, BFST has a beta lower than just 18.44% of them.
  • BFST's market cap of approximately $421 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 just 18.79% of them.

BFST Dividend Chart


BFST Dividend History

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BFST Dividends vs. Peers

BFST's dividend yield currently ranks #20 of 34 vs. its peers in the Southwest Regional Banks category.
Rank Symbol Name Dividend Yield
1 WTBA West Bancorporation 4.00%
2 SBSI Southside Bancshares, Inc. 3.83%
3 FGBI First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. 3.83%
4 MOFG MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. 3.27%
5 CFR Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. 2.98%
6 HBCP Home Bancorp, Inc. 2.95%
7 BSVN Bank7 Corp. - Common stock 2.88%
8 PB Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. 2.79%
9 GSBC Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. 2.66%
10 BOKF BOK Financial Corporation 2.63%
11 FCCO First Community Corporation 2.62%
12 IBOC International Bancshares Corporation 2.61%
13 GNTY Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. 2.41%
14 VBTX Veritex Holdings, Inc. 2.40%
15 LTXB LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc. 2.35%
16 GNBC Green Bancorp, Inc. 2.32%
17 BANF BancFirst Corporation 2.11%
18 STXB Spirit of Texas Bancshares, Inc. 1.99%
19 EFSC Enterprise Financial Services Corporation 1.93%
20 BFST Business First Bancshares, Inc. 1.87%
21 COBZ CoBiz Financial Inc. 1.77%
22 HTLF Heartland Financial USA, Inc. 1.74%
23 UMBF UMB Financial Corporation 1.70%
24 CADE Cadence Bancorporation 1.47%
25 ISTR Investar Holding Corporation 1.46%
26 CBTX CBTX, Inc. 1.39%
27 OBNK Origin Bancorp, Inc. 1.32%
28 FFIN First Financial Bankshares, Inc. 1.27%
29 BSF Bear State Financial, Inc. 1.16%
30 OKSB Southwest Bancorp, Inc. 1.13%
31 ABTX Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. 1.10%
32 QCRH QCR Holdings, Inc. 0.59%
33 TBK Triumph Bancorp, Inc. 0.00%
34 TCBI Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. 0.00%

Looking for More Information on BFST dividends?

Want to see what other sources are saying about Business First Bancshares Inc's dividends? Try the links below:

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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