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Realtime updates for Business First Bancshares [BFST]

Exchange: NASDAQ Sector: Financial Services Industry: Banks—Regional
Upcoming Earnings Alert

Quarter results today
(amc 2024-04-25)

Expected move: +/- 2.74%

Last Updated24 Apr 2024 @ 16:00

0.46% $ 22.04

BUY 103107 min ago

@ $21.72

Issued: 13 Feb 2024 @ 09:30


Return: 1.47%


Previous signal: Feb 7 - 12:36


Previous signal: Sell


Return: 1.64 %

Live Chart Being Loaded With Signals

Commentary (24 Apr 2024 @ 16:00):
Profile picture for Business First Bancshares Inc

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 checking, demand, money market, time, and savings accounts; and certificates of deposits, remote deposit capture, and direct deposit services...

Stats
Today's Volume 46 607.00
Average Volume 47 777.00
Market Cap 558.86M
EPS $0 ( 2024-01-23 )
Last Dividend $0.140 ( 2024-02-14 )
Next Dividend $0 ( N/A )
P/E 8.51
ATR14 $0.0440 (0.20%)
Insider Trading
Date Person Action Amount type
2024-04-12 Jordan Philip Buy 7 500 COMMON STOCK
2024-04-12 Jordan Philip Sell 6 350 COMMON STOCK
2024-04-12 Jordan Philip Sell 7 500 STOCK OPTIONS (RIGHT TO BUY)
2024-03-31 Jackson Jesse Sell 2 629 COMMON STOCK
2024-03-31 Jordan Philip Sell 3 438 COMMON STOCK
INSIDER POWER
3.91
Last 99 transactions
Buy: 235 534 | Sell: 202 446

Volume Correlation

Long: -0.02 (neutral)
Short: 0.67 (moderate)
Signal:(64.254) Neutral

Business First Bancshares Correlation

10 Most Positive Correlations
FCBC0.966
JRJC0.953
HIFS0.951
AMTB0.951
ARVL0.951
SBCF0.95
ARDS0.95
CBAN0.947
SASR0.946
MYFW0.945
10 Most Negative Correlations
MCFT-0.973
MLAI-0.965
SLAM-0.964
TZPS-0.962
NVSA-0.96
KAII-0.958
GPACU-0.956
FRSG-0.956
OPRA-0.955
SCOB-0.954

Did You Know?

Correlation is a statistical measure that describes the relationship between two variables. It ranges from -1 to 1, where -1 indicates a perfect negative correlation (as one variable increases, the other decreases), 1 indicates a perfect positive correlation (as one variable increases, the other increases), and 0 indicates no correlation (there is no relationship between the variables).

Correlation can be used to analyze the relationship between any two variables, not just stocks. It's commonly used in fields such as finance, economics, psychology, and more.

Business First Bancshares Correlation - Currency/Commodity

The country flag -0.04
( neutral )
The country flag -0.12
( neutral )
The country flag 0.00
( neutral )
The country flag 0.43
( neutral )
The country flag 0.18
( neutral )
The country flag 0.71
( moderate )

Business First Bancshares Financials

Annual 2023
Revenue: $385.64M
Gross Profit: $386.89M (100.33 %)
EPS: $2.62
Q4 2023
Revenue: $100.56M
Gross Profit: $100.56M (100.00 %)
EPS: $0.580
Q3 2023
Revenue: $63.74M
Gross Profit: $63.74M (100.00 %)
EPS: $0.760
Q2 2023
Revenue: $61.53M
Gross Profit: $61.53M (100.00 %)
EPS: $0.730

Financial Reports:

No articles found.

Business First Bancshares Dividends

(Q3/22) (Q4/22) (Q1/23) (Q2/23) (Q3/23) (Q4/23) (Q1/24) (Q2/24) (Q3/24) (Q4/24)
$0.120
(N/A)
$0.120
(N/A)
$0.120
(N/A)
$0.120
(N/A)
$0.120
(N/A)
$0.140
(N/A)
$0.140
(N/A)
$0
(N/A)
$0
(N/A)
$0
(N/A)

Business First Bancshares Dividend Information - Dividend Knight

Dividend Sustainability Score: 6.80 - average (93.49%) | Divividend Growth Potential Score: 5.88 - Stable (17.52%)

Very Unsafe

High risk of being cut

Unsafe

Heightened risk of being cut

Borderline

Moderate risk of being cut

Safe

Unlikely to be cut

Very Safe

Very unlikely to be cut

Information
First Dividend $0.0800 2018-05-14
Last Dividend $0.140 2024-02-14
Next Dividend $0 N/A
Payout Date 2024-02-28
Next Payout Date N/A
# dividends 24 --
Total Paid Out $2.60 --
Avg. Dividend % Per Year 1.55% --
Score 4.26 --
Div. Sustainability Score 6.80
Div.Growth Potential Score 5.88
Div. Directional Score 6.34 --
Next Divdend (Est)
(2024-07-01)
$0.145 Estimate 61.90 %
Dividend Stability
0.99 Excellent
Dividend Score
4.26
Pay Frequency
Quarterly
Yearly Payout
Year Amount Yield
2018 $0.240 0.95%
2019 $0.380 1.58%
2020 $0.400 1.60%
2021 $0.460 2.28%
2022 $0.480 1.68%
2023 $0.500 2.28%
2024 $0.140 0.57%

Dividend Commentary

With a moderate Dividend Sustainability Score (DSS), the company may sustain its dividends, but continuous monitoring is advised for any financial shifts. However, its Dividend Growth Potential Score (DGPS) is only moderate, indicating limited growth potential. On the whole, the dividend outlook remains neutral, meriting close observation of both the company's financial health and growth prospects.

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Dividend Sustainability Score (DSS)

RatioActual ValueWeightNormalized ValueScoreRange
netProfitMarginTTM0.2481.5005.057.57[0 - 0.5]
returnOnAssetsTTM0.01081.2009.6410.00[0 - 0.3]
returnOnEquityTTM0.1161.5009.8210.00[0.1 - 1]
payoutRatioTTM0.254-1.0007.46-7.46[0 - 1]
currentRatioTTM0.08030.800-4.60-3.68[1 - 3]
quickRatioTTM0.2230.800-3.39-2.71[0.8 - 2.5]
cashRatioTTM0.04441.500-0.864-1.296[0.2 - 2]
debtRatioTTM0.0970-1.5008.38-10.00[0 - 0.6]
interestCoverageTTM01.000-1.111-1.111[3 - 30]
operatingCashFlowPerShareTTM3.682.008.7710.00[0 - 30]
freeCashFlowPerShareTTM3.222.008.3910.00[0 - 20]
debtEquityRatioTTM0.993-1.5006.03-9.04[0 - 2.5]
grossProfitMarginTTM1.0001.00010.0010.00[0.2 - 0.8]
operatingProfitMarginTTM01.000-2.00-2.00[0.1 - 0.6]
cashFlowToDebtRatioTTM0.1451.000-0.308-0.308[0.2 - 2]
assetTurnoverTTM0.04350.800-3.04-2.43[0.5 - 2]
Total Score6.80

Dividend Growth Score (DGS)

RatioActual ValueWeightNormalized ValueScoreRange
peRatioTTM7.761.0009.320[1 - 100]
returnOnEquityTTM0.1162.509.8810.00[0.1 - 1.5]
freeCashFlowPerShareTTM3.222.008.9310.00[0 - 30]
dividendYielPercentageTTM2.371.50010.000[0 - 0.4]
operatingCashFlowPerShareTTM3.682.008.7710.00[0 - 30]
payoutRatioTTM0.2541.5007.46-7.46[0 - 1]
pegRatioTTM01.500-3.330[0.5 - 2]
operatingCashFlowSalesRatioTTM0.3221.0004.440[0.1 - 0.5]
Total Score5.88

Business First Bancshares

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 checking, demand, money market, time, and savings accounts; and certificates of deposits, remote deposit capture, and direct deposit services. The company also provides commercial and industrial loans, such as commercial lines of credit, letters of credit, working capital, term, equipment financing, asset acquisition, expansion and development, borrowing base, and other loan products; construction and development loans; commercial real estate loans; residential real estate loans comprising first and second lien 1-4 family mortgage loans, and home equity lines of credit; and consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment and term loans. In addition, it offers wealth management products, including mutual funds, annuities, individual retirement accounts, and other financial products, as well as other fiduciary services and private banking products and services. Further, the company provides a range of other financial services comprising debit and credit cards, treasury and cash management, merchant, automated clearing house, lock-box, receivables factoring, correspondent banking, and other treasury services, as well as employee and payroll benefits solutions; and drive-through banking facilities, automated teller machines, night depository, personalized checks, electronic funds transfer, domestic and foreign wire transfer, traveler's checks, vault, loan and deposit sweep accounts, online and mobile banking, e-statements, and bank-by-mail services. As of March 01, 2022, it operates approximately 48 full-service banking centers and three loan production offices across Louisiana, and in the Dallas and Houston markets. Business First Bancshares, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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