Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The bank reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by $0.09, Fidelity Earnings reports. Southern First Bancshares had a net margin of 25.48% and a return on equity of 14.23%.
Southern First Bancshares stock traded up $0.31 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $42.79. The stock had a trading volume of 10,494 shares, compared to its average volume of 17,236. The firm has a market capitalization of $318.83 million, a P/E ratio of 14.80 and a beta of 0.98. The company has a current ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $40.10 and its 200 day moving average is $38.24. Southern First Bancshares has a one year low of $27.33 and a one year high of $42.90.
SFST has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Southern First Bancshares from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 9th. BidaskClub raised shares of Southern First Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 13th.
Southern First Bancshares Company Profile
Southern First Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Southern First Bank that provides various banking products and services to general public in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. It accepts various deposit products that include checking accounts, commercial checking accounts, savings accounts, and other time deposits, including daily money market accounts and long-term certificates of deposit.
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