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How to buy First Community Bankshares stock | $31.16
Learn how to easily invest in First Community Bankshares stock.
First Community Bankshares, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. First Community Bankshares shares (FCBC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. First Community Bankshares employs 621 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in First Community Bankshares
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – FCBC – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- FCBC shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is FCBC stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short FCBC shares?
- Are FCBC shares over-valued?
- First Community Bankshares's financials
- How volatile are FCBC shares?
- Does First Community Bankshares pay a dividend?
- Have FCBC shares ever split?
- Other common questions
First Community Bankshares stock price (NASDAQ: FCBC)Use our graph to track the performance of FCBC stocks over time.
First Community Bankshares shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$31.16|
|52-week range||$16.67 - $32.00|
|50-day moving average||$30.79|
|200-day moving average||$27.34|
|Wall St. target price||$35.00|
|Dividend yield||$1 (3.35%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.40|
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First Community Bankshares price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-29)||4.67%|
|1 month (2021-06-03)||-0.92%|
|3 months (2021-04-06)||5.59%|
|6 months (2021-01-06)||36.37%|
|1 year (2020-07-06)||46.09%|
|2 years (2019-07-05)||-6.45%|
|3 years (2018-07-06)||33.13|
|5 years (2016-07-06)||40.87%|
Is First Community Bankshares under- or over-valued?
Valuing First Community Bankshares stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of First Community Bankshares's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
First Community Bankshares's P/E ratio
First Community Bankshares's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, First Community Bankshares shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
First Community Bankshares's PEG ratio
First Community Bankshares's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.7. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into First Community Bankshares's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
First Community Bankshares financials
|Revenue TTM||$131.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||43.96%|
|Gross profit TTM||$125.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.45%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.19%|
|Market capitalisation||$528.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting First Community Bankshares shares
There are currently 169,879 First Community Bankshares shares held short by investors – that's known as First Community Bankshares's "short interest". This figure is 6.6% down from 181,921 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting First Community Bankshares shares can be evaluated.
First Community Bankshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
First Community Bankshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of First Community Bankshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of First Community Bankshares shares traded daily (recently around 30775.18115942). First Community Bankshares's SIR currently stands at 5.52. In other words for every 100,000 First Community Bankshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5520 shares are currently held short.
However First Community Bankshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of First Community Bankshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable First Community Bankshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case First Community Bankshares's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 First Community Bankshares shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.011% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable First Community Bankshares shares, roughly 11 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against First Community Bankshares.
Find out more about how you can short First Community Bankshares stock.
First Community Bankshares share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 41.67% of net profits
Recently First Community Bankshares has paid out, on average, around 41.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.35% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Community Bankshares shareholders could enjoy a 3.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Community Bankshares's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.
While First Community Bankshares's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that First Community Bankshares may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
First Community Bankshares's most recent dividend payout was on 20 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have First Community Bankshares's shares ever split?
First Community Bankshares's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 29 July 2003. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your First Community Bankshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for First Community Bankshares shares which in turn could have impacted First Community Bankshares's share price.
First Community Bankshares share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, First Community Bankshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.6657 up to $32. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while First Community Bankshares's is 0.588. This would suggest that First Community Bankshares's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
First Community Bankshares overview
First Community Bankshares, Inc. operates as the financial holding company for First Community Bank that provides various banking products and services. It offers demand deposit accounts, savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement arrangements; commercial, consumer, and real estate mortgage loans, as well as lines of credit; various credit and debit cards, and automated teller machine card services; and corporate and personal trust services. The company also provides wealth management services, including trust management, estate administration, and investment advisory services; and investment management services. It serves individuals and businesses across various industries, such as education, government, and health services; coal mining and gas extraction; retail trade; construction; manufacturing; tourism; and transportation. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated 50 branches, including 18 branches in West Virginia, 23 branches in Virginia, 7 branches in North Carolina, 2 branches in Tennessee. First Community Bankshares, Inc.
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of First Community Bankshares is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 11.706% of First Community Bankshares shares are held by insiders and 40.283% by institutions. How many people work for First Community Bankshares?
Latest data suggests 621 work at First Community Bankshares. When does the fiscal year end for First Community Bankshares?
First Community Bankshares's fiscal year ends in December. Where is First Community Bankshares based?
First Community Bankshares's address is: One Community Place, Bluefield, VA, United States, 24605-0989 What is First Community Bankshares's ISIN number?
First Community Bankshares's international securities identification number is: US31983A1034 What is First Community Bankshares's CUSIP number?
First Community Bankshares's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 31983A103
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