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Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST)

Stock Price: $21.38 USD 0.68 (3.29%)
Updated Jan 22, 2021 4:00 PM EST - Market closed
Market Cap 441.86M
Revenue (ttm) 113.47M
Net Income (ttm) 21.92M
Shares Out 20.67M
EPS (ttm) 1.33
PE Ratio 16.06
Forward PE 10.89
Dividend $0.40
Dividend Yield 1.87%
Trading Day January 22
Last Price $21.38
Previous Close $20.70
Change ($) 0.68
Change (%) 3.29%
Day's Open 20.42
Day's Range 20.09 - 21.40
Day's Volume 39,712
52-Week Range 9.44 - 25.96

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Zacks Investment Research - 3 months ago

Business First (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 29.27% and 4.77%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

GlobeNewsWire - 3 months ago

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaud...

Zacks Investment Research - 3 months ago

Business First (BFST) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

GlobeNewsWire - 3 months ago

 Baton Rouge, La., Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- b1BANK President and CEO Jude Melville announced today the addition of Carol Calkins to the board of directors of b1BANK and its parent ...

GlobeNewsWire - 4 months ago

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jude Melville, president and CEO of b1BANK, announced Jesse Jackson will lead the bank’s Financial Institutions Group and will join the e...

Zacks Investment Research - 5 months ago

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 24.24% and 6.23%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2020.

GlobeNewsWire - 5 months ago

BATON ROUGE, La., July 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its una...

Zacks Investment Research - 6 months ago

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report.

GlobeNewsWire - 8 months ago

BATON ROUGE, La., May 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Business First) (NASDAQ: BFST), the holding company for b1BANK, has completed its acquisition of Pedestal ...

Zacks Investment Research - 8 months ago

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -9.76% and 1.49%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2020.

GlobeNewsWire - 9 months ago

BATON ROUGE, La., April 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Business First) (NASDAQ: BFST), the holding company for b1BANK, and Pedestal Bancshares Inc. (Pedestal) ...

Zacks Investment Research - 9 months ago

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) might move higher on growing optimism about its earnings prospects, which is reflected by its upgrade to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

GlobeNewsWire - 9 months ago

BATON ROUGE, La., March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announced today that d...

Zacks Investment Research - 11 months ago

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) has been upgraded to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), reflecting growing optimism about the company's earnings prospects.

Zacks Investment Research - 1 year ago

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -8.16% and -0.70%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2019.

GlobeNewsWire - 1 year ago

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (“Business First”) (NASDAQ: BFST), the holding company for b1BANK, and Pedestal Bancshares, Inc. (“Pedesta...

Zacks Investment Research - 1 year ago

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 0.00% and -1.27%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2019.

Zacks Investment Research - 1 year ago

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report.

Zacks Investment Research - 1 year ago

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report.

Zacks Investment Research - 1 year ago

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report.

About BFST

Business First Bancshares operates as the bank holding company for b1BANK 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 loa... [Read more...]

Industry
Banks-Regional
IPO Date
Apr 9, 2018
CEO
David Melville
Employees
355
Stock Exchange
NASDAQ
Ticker Symbol
BFST
Full Company Profile

Financial Performance

In 2019, BFST's revenue was $88.30 million, an increase of 30.59% compared to the previous year's $67.62 million. Earnings were $23.77 million, an increase of 68.70%.

Financial Statements

Analyst Forecasts

According to 5 analysts, the average rating for BFST stock is "Buy." The 12-month stock price forecast is 24.13, which is an increase of 12.86% from the latest price.

Price Target
$24.13
(12.86% upside)
Analyst Consensus: Buy