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How to buy First Community Bankshares stock | $22.54

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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 630 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$119.8 million.

How to buy shares in First Community Bankshares

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for First Community Bankshares. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FCBC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until First Community Bankshares reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$22.54, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of First Community Bankshares, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of First Community Bankshares. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

First Community Bankshares share price

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First Community Bankshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$22.54
52-week rangeUSD$16.9863 - USD$30.1673
50-day moving average USD$22.1476
200-day moving average USD$20.4163
Wall St. target priceUSD$25
PE ratio 11.1089
Dividend yield USD$1 (4.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.966

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Is it a good time to buy First Community Bankshares stock?

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First Community Bankshares price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $22.54 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-12) -2.72%
1 month (2020-12-22) 4.59%
3 months (2020-10-20) 16.19%
6 months (2020-07-20) 10.22%
1 year (2020-01-18) N/A
2 years (2019-01-18) -34.09%
3 years (2018-01-19) 29.51
5 years (2016-01-20) 29.84%

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 11x. In other words, First Community Bankshares shares trade at around 11x 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 USD$119.8 million
Operating margin TTM 38.85%
Gross profit TTM USD$112.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.32%
Return on equity TTM 8.96%
Profit margin 28.33%
Book value $23.702
Market capitalisation USD$386.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting First Community Bankshares shares

There are currently 141,412 First Community Bankshares shares held short by investors – that's known as First Community Bankshares's "short interest". This figure is 6% down from 150,514 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 28859.591836735). First Community Bankshares's SIR currently stands at 4.9. In other words for every 100,000 First Community Bankshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4900 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 0.0082% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable First Community Bankshares shares, roughly 8 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an 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: 49.01% of net profits

Recently First Community Bankshares has paid out, on average, around 49.01% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.58% 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 4.58% 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 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 November 2020 (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 30 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 $16.9863 up to $30.1673. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FCBC.US volatility(beta: 0.58)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.5822. 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, 2018, the company operated 44 branches, including 19 branches in Virginia, 18 branches in West Virginia, 5 branches in North Carolina, and 2 branches in Tennessee. First Community Bankshares, Inc. was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Bluefield, Virginia.

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