Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST): Price and Financial Metrics

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST): $50.95

0.93 (+1.86%)

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where SFST ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 98.49% of US stocks.
  • SFST's strongest trending metric is Sentiment; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • SFST's current lowest rank is in the Quality metric (where it is better than 34.1% of US stocks).

SFST Stock Summary

  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 11.1 for Southern First Bancshares Inc; that's greater than it is for 93.02% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -64.3%, Southern First Bancshares Inc's debt growth rate surpasses only 5.43% of about US stocks.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for SFST comes in at 15.96% -- higher than that of 85.75% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Southern First Bancshares Inc are SYBT, NBN, QCRH, BANR, and SFBC.
  • SFST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Southern First Bancshares Inc's official web site, go to

SFST Valuation Summary

  • SFST's price/sales ratio is 4.5; this is 275% higher than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • SFST's price/earnings ratio has moved up 40.6 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, SFST's price/sales ratio has gone down 3.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SFST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SFST 2021-02-22 4.7 1.5 19.9 9.7
SFST 2020-10-14 2.7 1.0 9.3 0.1
SFST 2017-09-06 4.7 1.8 18.8 12.1
SFST 2016-10-05 3.6 1.7 14.4 12.4
SFST 2016-03-16 3.6 1.7 15.5 14.4
SFST 2011-09-19 1.2 0.4 37.6 39.2

SFST Growth Metrics

  • The 2 year price growth rate now stands at -36.64%.
  • Its 4 year revenue growth rate is now at 70.6%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 180.33%.
SFST's revenue has moved up $36,564,000 over the prior 49 months.

The table below shows SFST's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-03-31 89.027 34.746 25.862
2020-12-31 77.563 20.619 18.328
2020-09-30 72.002 16.119 16.924
2020-06-30 75.906 20.423 22.119
2020-03-31 77.454 1.82 24.681
2019-12-31 79.952 18.282 27.858

SFST Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of SFST, see our SFST 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 $58.83 Average Broker Recommendation 1.67 (Moderate Buy)

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SFST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $50.95 52-week high $56.42
Prev. close $50.02 52-week low $23.16
Day low $50.11 Volume 3,843
Day high $51.00 Avg. volume 27,941
50-day MA $52.06 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $43.08 Market Cap 400.11M

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Company Bio

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for Southern First Bank that provides various banking products and services to general public in South Carolina. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Latest SFST News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Southern First Bancshares Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate SFST as an investment opportunity.

Is Southern First (SFST) Stock a Solid Choice Right Now?

Southern First (SFST) has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past month, and belongs to a strong industry as well.

Yahoo | April 14, 2021

Should I Buy Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST)?

In this article we will take a look at whether hedge funds think Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) is a good investment right now. We check hedge fund and billionaire investor sentiment before delving into hours of research. Hedge funds spend millions of dollars on Ivy League graduates, unconventional data sources, expert networks, and get […]

Yahoo | December 3, 2020

Insider Sells Southern First Bancshares Shares

A Form 4 filing filed with the SEC on Friday, November 27 showed that Ellefson Anne S sold 500 shares of Southern First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:SFST) at an average price of $32.75. The transaction moved the executive's stake in Southern First Bancshares Inc. to 11,545 shares. Shares of Southern First Bancshares fell by 1.7% from the previous closing price.Why Insider Transactions Are Important? While transactions from an insider shouldn't be used as the sole item to make an investment or trading decision, an insider buying or selling stock in their company can be a good added factor that leads to more conviction in a decision.Insiders buying stock after a notable sell off can indicate an insider's long-term belief in the success of the company; insiders buying stock at new highs can be a...

Yahoo | November 27, 2020

Our View On Southern First Bancshares' (NASDAQ:SFST) CEO Pay

Art Seaver became the CEO of Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) in 1999, and we think it's a good time to...

Yahoo | November 3, 2020

Southern First (SFST) Expected to Beat Earnings Estimates: Can the Stock Move Higher?

Southern First (SFST) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | October 30, 2020

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SFST Price Returns

1-mo -5.17%
3-mo 0.51%
6-mo 28.92%
1-year 102.26%
3-year 15.53%
5-year 82.22%
YTD 44.13%
2020 -16.80%
2019 32.49%
2018 -22.25%
2017 14.58%
2016 58.59%

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