Media stories about The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The First Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.6284671065363 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- First Financial (FFIN) to Acquire Commercial Bancshares (streetinsider.com)
- Kentucky banks form first-of-its-kind $150M fund (bizjournals.com)
- First Financial Bankshares To Acquire Commercial Bancshares, Inc., Kingwood, Texas (finance.yahoo.com)
- First Financial to acquire Kingwood-based banks (reporternews.com)
- Business First Bancshares in Baton Rouge acquiring bank in northwest Louisiana (theadvocate.com)
Shares of The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) opened at 30.00 on Friday. The First Bancshares has a 1-year low of $17.87 and a 1-year high of $30.85. The company has a market cap of $274.35 million, a PE ratio of 29.70 and a beta of -0.29. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $29.12 and a 200-day moving average price of $28.16.
Separately, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of The First Bancshares in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd.
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The First Bancshares Company Profile
The First Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company for The First, A National Banking Association (the Bank). The Company and the Bank engage in a general commercial and retail banking business for small to medium-sized businesses, professional concerns and individuals. The Bank provides a range of banking services in its primary market area of South Mississippi, South Alabama and Louisiana.
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