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First Guaranty Bancshares Inc

First Guaranty Bancshares Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. First Guaranty Bancshares shares (FGBI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. First Guaranty Bancshares employs 420 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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First Guaranty Bancshares stock price (NASDAQ: FGBI)

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First Guaranty Bancshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-18.
Latest market close$21.00
52-week range$12.85 - $21.13
50-day moving average $19.62
200-day moving average $19.00
Wall St. target price$22.75
PE ratio 8.8375
Dividend yield $0.64 (3.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.31

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First Guaranty Bancshares price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) 2.69%
1 month (2021-09-24) 8.06%
3 months (2021-07-23) 12.00%
6 months (2021-04-23) 20.00%
1 year (2020-10-23) 47.68%
2 years (2019-10-23) -1.96%
3 years (2018-10-23) 0.24%
5 years (2016-10-21) 22.16%

Is First Guaranty Bancshares under- or over-valued?

Valuing First Guaranty Bancshares stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of First Guaranty Bancshares's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

First Guaranty Bancshares's P/E ratio

First Guaranty Bancshares's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, First Guaranty Bancshares shares trade at around 9x 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 Guaranty Bancshares financials

Revenue TTM $89.6 million
Operating margin TTM 31.97%
Gross profit TTM $83.6 million
Return on assets TTM 0.88%
Return on equity TTM 11.55%
Profit margin 25.41%
Book value $18.61
Market capitalisation $199.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting First Guaranty Bancshares shares

There are currently 14,954 First Guaranty Bancshares shares held short by investors – that's known as First Guaranty Bancshares's "short interest". This figure is 0.3% down from 15,000 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting First Guaranty Bancshares shares can be evaluated.

First Guaranty Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

First Guaranty Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of First Guaranty Bancshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of First Guaranty Bancshares shares traded daily (recently around 10104.054054054). First Guaranty Bancshares's SIR currently stands at 1.48. In other words for every 100,000 First Guaranty Bancshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1480 shares are currently held short.

However First Guaranty Bancshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of First Guaranty Bancshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable First Guaranty Bancshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case First Guaranty Bancshares's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 First Guaranty Bancshares shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.003% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable First Guaranty Bancshares shares, roughly 3 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 Guaranty Bancshares.

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First Guaranty Bancshares share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 56.07% of net profits

Recently First Guaranty Bancshares has paid out, on average, around 56.07% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Guaranty Bancshares shareholders could enjoy a 3.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Guaranty Bancshares's case, that would currently equate to about $0.64 per share.

First Guaranty Bancshares's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

First Guaranty Bancshares's most recent dividend payout was on 29 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have First Guaranty Bancshares's shares ever split?

First Guaranty Bancshares's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 5 December 2019. 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 Guaranty Bancshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for First Guaranty Bancshares shares which in turn could have impacted First Guaranty Bancshares's share price.

First Guaranty Bancshares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Guaranty Bancshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.8482 up to $21.1253. 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 Guaranty Bancshares's is 0.4402. This would suggest that First Guaranty Bancshares's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

First Guaranty Bancshares overview

First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for First Guaranty Bank that provides commercial banking services in Louisiana and Texas. It offers various deposit products, including personal and business checking, savings, money market, and demand accounts, as well as time deposits to consumers, small businesses, and municipalities. The company also provides loans, such as non-farm non-residential loans secured by real estate, commercial and industrial loans, one- to four-family residential loans, multifamily loans, construction and land development loans, agricultural loans, farmland loans, and consumer and other loans to small to medium-sized businesses and professionals, and individuals. In addition, it offers a range of consumer services, including personal and commercial credit cards, remote deposit capture, safe deposit boxes, official checks, online and mobile banking, automated teller machines, and online bill pay; provides additional solutions, such as merchant services, remote deposit capture, and lockbox services to business customers; and invests a portion of its assets in securities issued by the United States Government and its agencies, state and municipal obligations, corporate debt securities, mutual funds, and equity securities, as well as invests in mortgage-backed securities primarily issued or guaranteed by United States Government agencies or enterprises. The company operates through 34 banking facilities primarily located in market services areas of Hammond, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport-Bossier City, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, and Waco. First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of First Guaranty Bancshares is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 47.823% of First Guaranty Bancshares shares are held by insiders and 9.031% by institutions.
How many people work for First Guaranty Bancshares?
Latest data suggests 420 work at First Guaranty Bancshares.
When does the fiscal year end for First Guaranty Bancshares?
First Guaranty Bancshares's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is First Guaranty Bancshares based?
First Guaranty Bancshares's address is: 400 East Thomas Street, Hammond, LA, United States, 70401
What is First Guaranty Bancshares's ISIN number?
First Guaranty Bancshares's international securities identification number is: US32043P1066
What is First Guaranty Bancshares's CUSIP number?
First Guaranty Bancshares's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 32043P106

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