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Business First Bancshares Inc. (BFST)

26.19   -0.31 (-1.17%) 02-14 16:00
Open: 26.25 Pre. Close: 26.5
High: 26.48 Low: 26.14
Volume: 7,683 Market Cap: 348M
Business First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Business First Bank that provides various banking products and services. It offers various deposit products and services, including a range of checking, demand, money market, time, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; and remote deposit capture and direct deposit services. The company also provides commercial and industrial loans, including commercial lines of credit, working capital loans, term loans, equipment financing, asset acquisition, expansion and development loans, borrowing base loans, letters of credit, and other loan products; construction and development loans; commercial real estate loans; residential real estate loans comprising first and second lien one-to-four family mortgage loans, and home equity lines of credit; consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment and term loans; and credit cards. In addition, it offers wealth management products, including

Stock Price Prediction

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High: 26.501 - 26.635 26.635 - 26.721
Low: 25.817 - 25.996 25.996 - 26.111
Close: 25.933 - 26.203 26.203 - 26.376

Technical analysis

as of: 2020-02-14 4:26:55 PM
Overall:       
Stoxline posted a NEUTRAL today, downgraded from higher rating. Current trend continues, but could change at anytime. It is not a good time to buy or sell.
Target: Six months: 30.96     One year: 36.17
Support: Support1: 25.14    Support2: 24.30
Resistance: Resistance1: 26.51    Resistance2: 30.96
Pivot: 25.60
Moving Average: MA(5): 26.20     MA(20): 25.37
MA(100): 24.76     MA(250): 24.69
MACD: MACD(12,26): 0.38     Signal(9): 0.28
Stochastic oscillator: %K(14,3): 92.25     %D(3): 92.23
RSI: RSI(14): 62.49
52-week: High: 26.51  Low: 21.56  Change(%): 7.4
Average Vol(K): 3-Month: 1296  10-Days: 2230

Price, moving averages and Bollinger Bands

Price and moving averages has closed above its Short term moving average. Short term moving average is currently above mid-term; AND above long term moving averages. From the relationship between price and moving averages; we can see that: This stock is BULLISH in short-term; and BULLISH in mid-long term.
BFST has closed below upper band by 24.8%. Bollinger Bands are 119.1% wider than normal. The large width of the bands suggest high volatility as compared to BFST's normal range. The bands have been in this wide range for 7 bars. This is a sign that the current trend might continue.

Headline News

2020-01-31
Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) Upgraded to Strong Buy: Here's Why
Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) has been upgraded to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), reflecting growing optimism about the company's earnings prospects. This might drive the stock higher in the near term.

2020-01-23
Business First Bancshares to buy Pedestal Bancshares for $211M
Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ:BFST) agrees to buy Pedestal Bancshares in a transaction valued at ~$211.2M. Consideration consists of ~$21.8M in cash an

Financial Analysis

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Stock Basics & Statistics

Exchange:  NasdaqGS
Sector:  Financial Services
Industry:  Banks - Regional - US
Shares Out. (M) 13.28
Shares Float (M) 12.55
% Held by Insiders 5.54
% Held by Institutions 44.64
Shares Short (K) 65
Shares Short P. Month (K)

Stock Financials

EPS 1.740
Book Value (p.s.) 21.470
PEG Ratio
Profit Margin 26.92
Operating Margin 34.66
Return on Assets (ttm) 1.1
Return on Equity (ttm) 8.7
Qtrly Rev. Growth 24.6
Gross Profit (p.s.) 6.649
Sales Per Share
EBITDA (p.s.)
Qtrly Earnings Growth 67.20
Operating Cash Flow (M)
Levered Free Cash Flow (M)

Stock Valuations

P/E 15.05
P/E Growth Ratio -0.01
P/BV 1.22
P/S 3.95
P/CF

Dividends & Splits

Dividend 0.400
Dividend Yield 0.02
Dividend Pay Date 2020-02-27
Ex-Dividend Date 2020-02-12
Forward Dividend 0.400
Last Split Date
Last Split Ratio -1e+010
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