Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.
How to buy First Bancorp (FBNC) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in First Bancorp stocks.
First Bancorp is a banks-regional business based in the US. First Bancorp stocks (FBNC.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $37.91 – a decrease of 1.83% over the previous week. First Bancorp employs 1,071 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $301 million.
How to buy shares in First Bancorp
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- 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 – FBNC – 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?
- Can I buy shares in First Bancorp?
- Has coronavirus impacted First Bancorp shares?
- First Bancorp shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is First Bancorp stock a buy or sell?
- First Bancorp performance over time
- Are First Bancorp shares over-valued?
- First Bancorp's financials
- How volatile are First Bancorp shares?
- Does First Bancorp pay a dividend?
- Have First Bancorp shares ever split?
- Other common questions
First Bancorp stock price (NASDAQ:FBNC)Use our graph to track the performance of FBNC stocks over time.
First Bancorp shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$44.04|
|52-week range||$32.89 - $50.70|
|50-day moving average||$46.41|
|200-day moving average||$43.82|
|Wall St. target price||$53.60|
|Dividend yield||$0.78 (1.74%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.81|
Compare online stock trading platforms
Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy First Bancorp stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
First Bancorp price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-21)||-1.83%|
|1 month (2021-12-29)||-3.91%|
|3 months (2021-10-29)||-9.05%|
|6 months (2021-07-29)||10.13%|
|1 year (2021-01-29)||29.30%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||21.93%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||17.41%|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||48.18%|
Is First Bancorp under- or over-valued?
Valuing First Bancorp stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of First Bancorp's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
First Bancorp's P/E ratio
First Bancorp's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, First Bancorp shares trade at around 12x 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 Bancorp's PEG ratio
First Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.543. 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 Bancorp'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 Bancorp financials
|Revenue TTM||$301 million|
|Operating margin TTM||47.06%|
|Gross profit TTM||$264.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.4%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.02%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
First Bancorp share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 20.94% of net profits
Recently First Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 20.94% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 1.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.78 per share.
While First Bancorp's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that First Bancorp is investing more in its future growth.
First Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 24 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have First Bancorp's shares ever split?
First Bancorp's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 15 November 2004. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your First Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for First Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted First Bancorp's share price.
First Bancorp share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, First Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $32.8866 up to $50.6978. 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 Bancorp's is 1.2438. This would suggest that First Bancorp'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).
First Bancorp overview
First Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for First Bank that provides banking products and services for individuals and small to medium-sized businesses primarily in North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. It accepts deposit products, such as checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as time deposits, including certificate of deposits and individual retirement accounts. The company also offers loans for a range of consumer and commercial purposes comprising loans for business, real estate, personal, home improvement, and automobiles, as well as residential mortgages and small business administration loans. In addition, it provides credit and debit cards, letter of credits, and safe deposit box rental services, as well as electronic funds transfer services consisting of wire transfers; and internet and mobile banking, cash management, bank-by-phone services, and remote deposit capture services. Further, the company offers investment and insurance products, such as mutual funds, annuities, long-term care insurance, life insurance, and company retirement plans, as well as property and casualty insurance products; and financial planning services. As of January 27, 2021, it operated 101 branches in North Carolina and South Carolina. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
Stocks similar to First Bancorp
First Bancorp in the news
First Bancorp : AMENDED AND RESTATED EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT - Form 8-K
FIRST BANCORP /NC/ : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)
Appeals court upholds California's right to enforce its net neutrality law while the FCC remains at a standstill
Frequently asked questions
Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of futures, stocks, ETFs, options or any specific provider, service or offering. It should not be relied upon as investment advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Futures, stocks, ETFs and options trading involves substantial risk of loss and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Trading forex on leverage comes with a higher risk of losing money rapidly. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before making any trades.
More guides on Finder
How to buy Nauticus Robotics, Inc. (KITT) stock in Canada when it goes public
Everything we know about the Nauticus Robotics, Inc. IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
What is Mogo and how can you access its new trading platform, MogoTrade? Find out in our review.
Lido’s liquid staking allows investors holding LUNA and less than 32 ETH to reap the rewards of DeFi staking.
Bitcoin Private (BTCP) price, chart, coin profile and news
This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to buy Bitcoin Private, lists some exchanges where you can get it and provides daily price data on BTCP.
How to buy Haemonetics Corporation stock in Canada
Steps to owning and managing HAE stock, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
Go Auto Review
Use Go Auto to shop for new or used vehicles from multiple dealerships, with no hidden fees and access to bad credit financing.
How to buy Aritzia stock in Canada
Steps to owning and managing Aritzia (ATZ) stock, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
CI Direct Trading review
Get low fees and access many different types of accounts, platforms and investments with this reputable online broker.
Hifi Finance (MFT) price prediction
Read our expert analysis on Hifi Finance and how the token will perform in the future.
Kusama (KSM) price prediction
Read our expert analysis on Kusama and how the token will perform in the future.