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Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST)

Stock Price: $23.94 USD 0.11 (0.46%)
Updated May 6, 2021 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Market Cap 495.30M
Revenue (ttm) 137.78M
Net Income (ttm) 29.99M
Shares Out 20.67M
EPS (ttm) 1.87
PE Ratio 12.79
Forward PE 10.79
Dividend $0.42
Dividend Yield 1.75%
Trading Day May 6
Last Price $23.94
Previous Close $23.83
Change ($) 0.11
Change (%) 0.46%
Day's Open 23.84
Day's Range 23.70 - 24.10
Day's Volume 12,184
52-Week Range 9.84 - 24.95

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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?

1 week ago - Zacks Investment Research

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...

2 weeks ago - GlobeNewsWire

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...

1 month ago - GlobeNewsWire

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

1 month ago - Zacks Investment Research

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...

1 month ago - GlobeNewsWire

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.

1 month ago - GlobeNewsWire

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

2 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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.

3 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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?

3 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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...

3 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

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?

6 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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...

6 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

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.

6 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

 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...

7 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

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...

7 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

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

9 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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...

9 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

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.

9 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -9.76% and 1.49%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2020.

1 year ago - Zacks Investment Research

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

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).

1 year ago - Zacks Investment Research

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 due to the ...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

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

1 year ago - Zacks Investment Research

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

1 year ago - Zacks Investment Research

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. (“Pedestal”) today ...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

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

1 year ago - Zacks Investment Research

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

2 years ago - Zacks Investment Research

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... [Read more...]

Industry
Banks-Regional
IPO Date
Apr 9, 2018
CEO
David Melville
Employees
590
Stock Exchange
NASDAQ
Ticker Symbol
BFST
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 Forecasts

According to 5 analysts, the average rating for BFST stock is "Buy." The 12-month stock price forecast is 28.13, which is an increase of 17.50% from the latest price.

Price Target
$28.13
(17.50% upside)
Analyst Consensus: Buy