The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.14

Headlines about The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The First Bancshares earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.6940121091434 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of The First Bancshares (NASDAQ FBMS) opened at 31.60 on Friday. The First Bancshares has a 52-week low of $21.50 and a 52-week high of $31.75. The firm has a market cap of $288.98 million, a P/E ratio of 31.29 and a beta of -0.29. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $29.75 and its 200-day moving average is $28.30.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be paid a $0.0375 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.15 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.47%. The First Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 13.04%.

Separately, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised shares of The First Bancshares from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and decreased their target price for the company from $31.00 to $30.00 in a research report on Thursday, July 27th.

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The First Bancshares Company Profile

The First Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company for The First, A National Banking Association (the Bank). The Company and the Bank engage in a general commercial and retail banking business for small to medium-sized businesses, professional concerns and individuals. The Bank provides a range of banking services in its primary market area of South Mississippi, South Alabama and Louisiana.

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