First Community Bancshares (FCBC) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Community Bancshares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.5301361772387 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Separately, BidaskClub cut shares of First Community Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th.

Shares of First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ FCBC) opened at $29.11 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.99. First Community Bancshares has a 1 year low of $23.23 and a 1 year high of $32.24. The company has a market cap of $500.49, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.17 and a beta of 0.72.

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.03. First Community Bancshares had a net margin of 22.32% and a return on equity of 7.67%. The business had revenue of $29.19 million during the quarter.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd were given a $0.18 dividend. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 2nd. First Community Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio is currently 46.15%.

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First Community Bancshares Company Profile

First Community Bancshares, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company provides commercial banking products and services through its subsidiary First Community Bank (the Bank). The Bank operates as First Community Bank in Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina and People’s Community Bank, a Division of First Community Bank, in Tennessee.

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