News headlines about Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southern First Bancshares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 44.2394981961734 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of SFST stock opened at $45.50 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $342.82, a P/E ratio of 23.39 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a current ratio of 1.07. Southern First Bancshares has a 52 week low of $31.40 and a 52 week high of $46.70.
A number of research firms have weighed in on SFST. ValuEngine cut shares of Southern First Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Southern First Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Southern First Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $40.50.
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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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