News articles about Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southern First Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories 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.
SFST has been the topic of a number of research reports. ValuEngine lowered Southern First Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. BidaskClub upgraded Southern First Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Southern First Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $40.50.
SFST stock traded up $0.60 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $46.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 9,721 shares, compared to its average volume of 14,442. Southern First Bancshares has a 1 year low of $31.40 and a 1 year high of $46.70. The company has a market cap of $342.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.39 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 1.06.
About Southern First Bancshares
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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