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Southern First Bancshares, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Southern First Bancshares shares (SFST) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||USD$20.89 - USD$44.07|
|50-day moving average||USD$40.0938|
|200-day moving average||USD$31.6553|
|Wall St. target price||USD$46.67|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.34|
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Valuing Southern First Bancshares stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Southern First Bancshares's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Southern First 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 19x. In other words, Southern First Bancshares shares trade at around 19x 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.
Southern First Bancshares's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.31. 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 Southern First Bancshares's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Revenue TTM||USD$77.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||34.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$77.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.77%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.44%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$335.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 80,680 Southern First Bancshares shares held short by investors – that's known as Southern First Bancshares's "short interest". This figure is 11.4% up from 72,395 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Southern First Bancshares shares can be evaluated.
Southern First Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Southern First Bancshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Southern First Bancshares shares traded daily (recently around 24374.622356495). Southern First Bancshares's SIR currently stands at 3.31. In other words for every 100,000 Southern First Bancshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3310 shares are currently held short.
However Southern First Bancshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Southern First Bancshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable Southern First Bancshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Southern First Bancshares's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Southern First Bancshares shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0112% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Southern First Bancshares shares, roughly 11 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 Southern First Bancshares.
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We're not expecting Southern First Bancshares to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Southern First Bancshares's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 30 January 2013. 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 Southern First Bancshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Southern First Bancshares shares which in turn could have impacted Southern First Bancshares's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Southern First Bancshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.89 up to $44.07. 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 Southern First Bancshares's is 1.0667. This would suggest that Southern First Bancshares's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Southern First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Southern First Bank that provides various banking products and services to general public in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. It accepts various deposit products that include checking accounts, commercial checking accounts, savings accounts, and other time deposits, including daily money market accounts and long-term certificates of deposit. The company's loan portfolio comprises commercial real estate loans; construction real estate loans; commercial business loans for various lines of businesses, such as the manufacturing, service industry, and professional service areas; consumer real estate and home equity loans; and other consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment loans and revolving lines of credit. In addition, it provides other bank services, such as internet banking, cash management, safe deposit boxes, direct deposit, automatic drafts, bill payment, and mobile banking services. The company operates through ten retail offices located in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston; two retail offices located in Raleigh and Greensboro markets; and one retail office located in Atlanta. Southern First Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina.
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