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Business First Bancshares Inc

Business First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for b1BANK that provides various banking products and services.

Business First Bancshares stock last closed at $23.21, down 0.98% from the previous day, and has decreased 15.97% in one year. It has underperformed other stocks in the Banks - Regional industry by 0.06 percentage points. Business First Bancshares stock is currently +14.96% from its 52-week low of $20.19, and -21.32% from its 52-week high of $29.50.

There are currently 25.11M shares of BFST outstanding. The market value of BFST is $582.69M. In the last 24 hours, 56,608 BFST shares were traded.

How to Buy Business First Bancshares Stock

Wondering how to invest in Business First Bancshares stock? Here's how.
  1. Figure out where to buy Business First Bancshares stock: You need to choose an online brokerage, but don't worry - we've tried dozens of stock brokerages and apps to help you choose where to buy Business First Bancshares stock.
  2. Open a brokerage account: Sign up for 0% commission trading with the highest-rated brokerage we've identified. It's the best place to buy BFST stock.
  3. Put funds into your brokerage account: Select your method of payment and add your info.
  4. Analyze Business First Bancshares stock: The Business First Bancshares ticker symbol is BFST. Is Business First Bancshares stock a good investment? Should you buy shares of BFST? How do BFST's underlying business fundamentals look? Do top analysts think Business First Bancshares is a good buy? Why has BFST's stock price moved recently? (Hint: Our stock research tools can help you evaluate if BFST is a good stock to buy).
  5. Execute your BFST trade: Decide if you will purchase BFST shares at the current market price or use a limit order to buy BFST shares at a particular price.
  6. Get notifications regarding your BFST investment: Create a watchlist to watch your investment in Business First Bancshares shares.

Step 1: Figure out where to buy Business First Bancshares stock

You will need an online brokerage account to access the NASDAQ market and buy BFST shares.

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Step 2: Open a brokerage account

Now that you've picked your brokerage, the next step is to fill out some personal info so you are able to buy BFST today.

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Step 4: Analyze Business First Bancshares stock

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Business First Bancshares Metrics

BFST Price
$23.21
1w %
-3.33%
1y %
-15.97%
5y %
N/A
P/E
10.41x
P/B
1.15x
P/S
2.9x
PEG
1.15x
Revenue
$200.73M
Earnings
$48.36M
Fore. Rev. Growth
10.6%
Fore. Earn. Growth
11.21%
Market Cap
$582.69M
Next Earnings
Jan 23, 2023
Next Dividend
N/A

BFST Overview

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You can view all of the due diligence checks on BFST's stock page.

What is the fair value of BFST stock?

You can use many financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge BFST's intrinsic value.

Using relative valuations measures:

  • BFST could be undervalued based on its P/E ratio of 10.41x, relative to Banks - Regional industry P/E ratio of 21.44x
  • BFST may be overvalued based on its P/B ratio of 1.15x, relative to Banks - Regional industry P/B ratio of 1.13x
  • BFST may be overvalued based on its PEG ratio of 1.15x

You can access more valuation research on BFST's stock here.

BFST Financial Summary

Positive Financial Indicators:

  • BFST earnings of $60.26M is not sufficient to cover its interest payments.

Negative Financial Indicators:

  • BFST profit margin has gone down from 29.3% to 24.1% in the past year.
  • Total BFST debt is higher than 5 years ago, relative to shareholder equity.
  • BFST's operating cash flow of $72.85M allows it to safely service it's debt of $677.04M.
  • BFST has a relatively high debt to equity ratio of 10.43.

Is it a good time to buy Business First Bancshares stock, according to Wall Street analysts?

Out of 3 sell side analysts who research BFST, the consensus analyst rating on BFST is a Strong Buy

Should I buy or sell BFST stock?

Based on 3 analysts offering ratings for Business First Bancshares Inc.
Strong Buy
Strong Buy
2 analysts 66.67%
Buy
1 analysts 33.33%
Hold
0 analysts 0%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

Latest BFST Analyst Forecasts

Michael Rose, a top 9% analyst from Raymond James initiates coverage on BFST with a buy rating and announces their BFST price target of $28.00, on Oct 31, 2022.

Matt Olney, a top 15% analyst from Stephens & Co. maintains BFST with a strong buy rating and raises their BFST price target from $29.00 to $30.00, on Oct 28, 2022.

William Wallace, a top 3% analyst from Raymond James maintains BFST with a strong buy rating and lowers their BFST price target from $33.00 to $29.00, on Jul 7, 2022.

You can dig deeper into what analysts are saying on the Business First Bancshares stock forecast page.

BFST Technical Indicators

SMA10
23.51
SMA20
23.59
SMA50
23.15
SMA100
23.18
SMA200
23.01
MACD
0.03
MACD Signal
0.08
MACD Histogram
-0.06
RSI
46.46
Stochastic %K
47.28
Stochastic %D
55.45
StochRSI %K
33.75
StochRSI %D
44.32

BFST Performance Numbers

Last year, BFST earnings were $48.36M. In the last 5 year, BFST's earnings have increased by 16.48% per year. This was slower than the Banks - Regional industry average of 36.6%.

Last year, BFST revenue was $200.73M. During the past 5 year, BFST's revenue has increased by 34.63% per year. This was faster than the Banks - Regional industry average of 7.49%.

You can research BFST's earnings and revenue performance here.

What are BFST insiders up to?

Over the past year, executives and large shareholders at BFST have bought more shares than they have sold.

John P. Ducrest, Director of BFST, was the latest BFST insider to buy. They bought $40,043.68 worth of BFST stock on Aug 4, 2022.

Research more about who owns BFST stock here.

Can I get consistent income from BFST stock?

Business First Bancshares pays a dividend of 2.07%, compared to the Banks - Regional industry's average dividend yield of 3.05%. If you owned $1,000 worth of BFST stock, you would have received $20.68 in the past year.

Business First Bancshares dividend payments have consistently grown over the past 5 years and have remained stable.

Dig into more data about Business First Bancshares dividend yield and history here.

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Step 5: Execute your BFST trade

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  • Market order: A market order is an order to buy or sell a stock at the best possible price.
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  • Limit order: A limit order lets you buy or sell a security at a specific price (or better).
    If you want to be certain you're buying or selling at a given price limit, place a limit order.

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Step 6: Get notifications regarding your BFST investment

Now that you own some shares in BFST, you'll want to stay up-to-date on your investment.

Add BFST to a watchlist to monitor your BFST stock.

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How to Buy Stock in Business First Bancshares

To reiterate, here are the 6 steps for buying Business First Bancshares stock:

  1. Figure out where to buy Business First Bancshares stock
  2. Open a brokerage account
  3. Put funds into your brokerage account
  4. Analyze Business First Bancshares stock
  5. Execute your BFST trade
  6. Get notifications regarding your BFST investment

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NASDAQ: BFST
$23.21-0.23 (-0.98%)
Updated Dec 8, 2022
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NASDAQ: BFST
$23.21-0.23 (-0.98%)
Updated Dec 8, 2022
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FAQ

How much does it cost to buy one Business First Bancshares share?

As of Dec 8, 2022, it costs $23.21 to buy one share of Business First Bancshares stock.

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Is now a good time to buy Business First Bancshares stock?

According to 3 Wall Street analysts who monitor Business First Bancshares, their consensus recommendation is to buy Business First Bancshares stock.

What is the best way to buy Business First Bancshares stock?

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