Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) Dividends

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST): $23.38

0.19 (+0.82%)

POWR Rating

Component Grades

Growth

S

Value

I

Momentum

G

Stability

N

Sentiment

U

Quality

P

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.
BFST Ex-Dividend Date
BFST Dividend Yield
2.07%
BFST Annual Dividend
$0.48
BFST Payout Ratio

BFST Price Forecast Based on Dividend Discount Model

Current PriceDDM Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$23.38$9.52 -60.07%

For dividend yielding stocks, the Dividend Discount Model (DDM) is a common valuation tool; it attempts to extrapolate a fair share price based primarily on the dividend the stock provides relative to a number of other quantiative aspects of its business. Regarding Business First Bancshares Inc, the dividend discount model StockNews created for the company implies a negative return of 60.07%. Some interesting points we thought investors may wish to consider regarding the dividend discount model forecast for Business First Bancshares Inc are:

  • In comparison to other US listed dividend yielding stocks in the Financial Services sector, the expected return of -60.07%, based on the stock's current share price and target price based on a dividend discount model, is greater than merely 24.48% of the DDM-forecasted return of its its sector peers.
  • Out of all stocks in our universe of US-listed dividend-issuing stocks, BFST has a discount rate lower than merely 24.48% of them (a lower discount rate is associated with lower risk).
  • Amongst its dividend-issuing peers in the small-sized market cap category, BFST's beta -- a measure of volatility relative to the market at large -- is lower than 27.7% 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 SBSI Southside Bancshares, Inc. 3.57%
2 FGBI First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. 3.36%
3 WTBA West Bancorporation 3.30%
4 MOFG MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. 3.10%
5 IBOC International Bancshares Corporation 2.96%
6 PB Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. 2.90%
7 CADE Cadence Bancorporation 2.76%
8 CFR Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. 2.58%
9 GSBC Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. 2.50%
10 FCCO First Community Corporation 2.45%
11 HBCP Home Bancorp, Inc. 2.42%
12 GNTY Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. 2.39%
13 BOKF BOK Financial Corporation 2.36%
14 LTXB LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc. 2.35%
15 GNBC Green Bancorp, Inc. 2.32%
16 BANF BancFirst Corporation 2.31%
17 BSVN Bank7 Corp. - Common stock 2.15%
18 VBTX Veritex Holdings, Inc. 2.12%
19 HTLF Heartland Financial USA, Inc. 2.11%
20 BFST Business First Bancshares, Inc. 2.08%
21 STXB Spirit of Texas Bancshares, Inc. 2.03%
22 CBTX CBTX, Inc. 1.93%
23 COBZ CoBiz Financial Inc. 1.77%
24 EFSC Enterprise Financial Services Corporation 1.71%
25 UMBF UMB Financial Corporation 1.58%
26 ISTR Investar Holding Corporation 1.48%
27 FFIN First Financial Bankshares, Inc. 1.33%
28 ABTX Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. 1.30%
29 OBNK Origin Bancorp, Inc. 1.26%
30 BSF Bear State Financial, Inc. 1.16%
31 OKSB Southwest Bancorp, Inc. 1.13%
32 QCRH QCR Holdings, Inc. 0.46%
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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