Media headlines about Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) have trended positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Southern First Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 44.0661405927985 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Southern First Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Southern First Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Southern First Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $40.50.
Shares of Southern First Bancshares (SFST) traded down $0.25 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $45.55. 1,106 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 14,649. Southern First Bancshares has a one year low of $31.40 and a one year high of $46.30. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54. The stock has a market capitalization of $339.51, a P/E ratio of 23.02 and a beta of 0.69.
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Southern First Bancshares Company Profile
Southern First Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company that owns the capital stock of Southern First Bank (the Bank), a South Carolina state bank, and all of the stock of Greenville First Statutory Trust I and II (the Trusts). The Bank is a commercial bank with approximately nine retail offices located in Greenville, Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina.
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