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Business First Bancshares Inc. (BFST)

14.74   -0.2 (-1.34%) 09-20 01:14
Open: 15.13 Pre. Close: 14.94
High: 15.56 Low: 14.5999
Volume: 617,753 Market Cap: 305M
Business First Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company. The company is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and currently employs 346 full-time employees. The Bank offers savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit, commercial and consumer loans, mortgage loans, real estate loans, and other installment and term loans. The company also provides wealth management products, drive-through banking facilities, automated teller machines, night depository, personalized checks, credit cards, debit cards, Internet banking, electronic funds transfers through automated clearing house (ACH) services, domestic and foreign wire transfers, traveler’s checks, cash management, vault services, loan and deposit sweep accounts, and lock box services.

Stock Price Prediction

Update at 5:00pm EST
If tomorrow: Open lower Open higher
High: 15.579 - 15.676 15.676 - 15.745
Low: 14.378 - 14.495 14.495 - 14.577
Close: 14.586 - 14.758 14.758 - 14.879

Technical analysis

as of: 2020-09-18 4:28:36 PM
Overall:       
Stoxline posted a SELL today, same as yesterday. Downward movement continues.
Target: Six months: 18.69     One year: 21.83
Support: Support1: 13.60    Support2: 12.12
Resistance: Resistance1: 16.00    Resistance2: 18.69
Pivot: 15.19
Moving Average: MA(5): 15.01     MA(20): 14.87
MA(100): 14.22     MA(250): 18.79
MACD: MACD(12,26): 0.18     Signal(9): 0.24
Stochastic oscillator: %K(14,3): 47.81     %D(3): 57.31
RSI: RSI(14): 49.14
52-week: High: 26.64  Low: 9.17  Change(%): -40.4
Average Vol(K): 3-Month: 4721  10-Days: 10191

Price, moving averages and Bollinger Bands

Price and moving averages has closed below 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 NEUTRAL in short-term; and BULLISH in mid-long term.
BFST has closed above bottom band by 17.5%. Bollinger Bands are 56.4% narrower than normal. The narrow width of the bands suggests low volatility as compared to BFST's normal range. The bands have been in this narrow range for 3 bars. This is a sign that the market may be about to initiate a new trend.

Headline News

Thu, 10 Sep 2020
Shares Of Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) Recently Pulled Back, Is It Ready To Climb? - Invest Million

Wed, 09 Sep 2020
b1BANK Names Jesse Jackson to Lead Financial Institutions Group - GlobeNewswire

Sun, 09 Aug 2020
Why You Might Be Interested In Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:BFST) For Its Upcoming Dividend - Simply Wall St

Wed, 29 Jul 2020
Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q2 2020 - GlobeNewswire

Tue, 21 Jul 2020
Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces the Appointment of a New Board Member - GlobeNewswire

Sun, 31 May 2020
Is Business First Bancshares (BFST) A Good Stock To Buy? - Yahoo Finance

Financial Analysis

Growth
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Profitability
Profitability measures a company’s ability to generate earnings as compared to its expenses and other relevant costs.
Solvency
Solvency measures a company's ability to meet its long-term debts. Acceptable solvency ratios will vary from industry to industry.
Efficiency
Efficiency measures the strength of a company's return on invested capital. It can identify business that are better managed or not.
Price to Book Value: Outperform Discounted cash flow: Outperform
Return on Assets: Neutral Price to Earnings: Outperform
Return on Equity: Neutral Debt to Equity: Outperform
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Stock Basics & Statistics

Exchange:  NASDAQ
Sector:  Financial Services
Industry:  Banks Regional
Shares Out. (M) 21
Shares Float (M) 19
% Held by Insiders 10.01
% Held by Institutions 45.38
Shares Short (K) 114
Shares Short P. Month (K) 149

Stock Financials

EPS 1.220
EPS Est This Year
EPS Est Next Year
Book Value (p.s.) 18.690
Profit Margin 18.47
Operating Margin 31.23
Return on Assets (ttm) 0.6
Return on Equity (ttm) 5.4
Qtrly Rev. Growth 31.9
Gross Profit (p.s.) 4.272
Sales Per Share 4.669
EBITDA (p.s.)
Qtrly Earnings Growth -70.00
Operating Cash Flow (M) 2
Levered Free Cash Flow (M)

Stock Valuations

PE Ratio 12.08
PEG Ratio
Price to Book value 0.79
Price to Sales 3.16
Price to Cash Flow 147.90

Stock Dividends

Dividend 0.400
Forward Dividend 0.400
Dividend Yield 0.03
Dividend Pay Date 2020-08-30
Ex-Dividend Date 2020-08-12
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