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Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST)

NASDAQ: BFST · Delayed Price · USD
23.09 0.58 (2.58%)
Sep 23, 2021 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Market Cap473.73M
Revenue (ttm)180.76M
Net Income (ttm)53.20M
Shares Out20.79M
EPS (ttm)2.56
PE Ratio9.04
Forward PE8.29
Dividend$0.44 (1.91%)
Ex-Dividend DateAug 12, 2021
Volume21,071
Open22.60
Previous Close22.51
Day's Range22.60 - 23.43
52-Week Range12.35 - 24.69
Beta0.87
AnalystsStrong Buy
Price Target29.63 (+28.3%)
Est. Earnings DateOct 21, 2021

About BFST

Business First Bancshares, Inc. 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 developme...

IndustryBanks
IPO DateApr 9, 2018
CEODavid Melville
Employees590
Stock ExchangeNASDAQ
Ticker SymbolBFST
Full Company Profile

Financial Performance

In 2020, BFST's revenue was $137.78 million, an increase of 56.03% compared to the previous year's $88.30 million. Earnings were $29.99 million, an increase of 26.17%.

Financial Statements

Analyst Forecast

According to 5 analysts, the average rating for BFST stock is "Strong Buy." The 12-month stock price forecast is 29.63, which is an increase of 28.32% from the latest price.

Price Target
$29.63
(28.32% upside)
Analyst Consensus: Strong Buy

News

Business First (BFST) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates

Business First (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 66.67% and 25.25%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

1 month ago - Zacks Investment Research

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results For Q2 2021

BATON ROUGE, La., July 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited resul...

1 month ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First (BFST) Surges 5.6%: Is This an Indication of Further Gains?

Business First (BFST) was a big mover last session on higher-than-average trading volume. The latest trend in earnings estimate revisions might not help the stock continue moving higher in the near term.

3 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Family Statement Regarding the Death of Charles Elson “Buddy” Roemer III

BATON ROUGE, La., May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announces the following statement is...

4 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First (BFST) Q1 Earnings and Revenues Top Estimates

Business First (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 5.17% and 2.53%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

5 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q1 2021

BATON ROUGE, La., April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited resu...

5 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Completes Private Placement of $52.5 Million in Subordinated Notes

Baton Rouge, La., March 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (“Business First”) (NASDAQ: BFST), the holding company for b1BANK, today announced the completion of the private plac...

5 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares (BFST) Agrees to Acquire Smith Shellnut

Business First Bancshares (BFST) agrees to acquire Smith Shellnut Wilson, LLC.

6 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announce Acquisition of Smith Shellnut Wilson, LLC

BATON ROUGE, La., March 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Business First) (NASDAQ: BFST), the holding company for b1BANK, and Smith Shellnut Wilson, LLC (SSW) today jointly a...

6 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc. and b1BANK Announce the Appointment of New Board Member John Ducrest

BATON ROUGE, La., March 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: BFST) and b1BANK announced today the addition of John Ducrest to their respective boards of directors.

6 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Why Business First Bancshares (BFST) Stock Might be a Great Pick

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

6 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

What Makes Business First (BFST) a New Strong Buy Stock

Business First (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.

7 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Business First (BFST) Q4 Earnings and Revenues Surpass Estimates

Business First (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 36.00% and 18.77%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

7 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2020 and Q4 2020

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited resul...

7 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First (BFST) Q3 Earnings and Revenues Surpass Estimates

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?

11 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q3 2020

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 unaudited resul...

11 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Analysts Estimate Business First (BFST) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for

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.

11 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces the Appointment of a New Board Member

 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 company Bu...

11 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

b1BANK Names Jesse Jackson to Lead Financial Institutions Group

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 executive l...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Surpass Estimates

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

1 year ago - Zacks Investment Research

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q2 2020

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 unaudited res...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

Analysts Estimate Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for

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.

1 year ago - Zacks Investment Research

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Pedestal Bancshares, Inc.

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 Bancshares...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) Q1 Earnings Miss Estimates

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

1 year ago - Zacks Investment Research

Business First Bancshares, Inc. and Pedestal Bancshares, Inc.

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) have joint...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire