NASDAQ:BFST - Business First Bancshares Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Strong Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $30.25
  • Forecasted Upside: 9.52 %
  • Number of Analysts: 2
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 0 Hold Ratings
  • 1 Buy Ratings
  • 1 Strong Buy Ratings
$27.62
▲ +0.11 (0.40%)

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Analyst Price Target for BFST

Analyst Price Target is $30.25
▲ +9.52% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 2 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Business First Bancshares in the last 3 months. The average price target is $30.25, with a high forecast of $33.00 and a low forecast of $27.50. The average price target represents a 9.52% upside from the last price of $27.62.

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Current Consensus is Strong Buy

The current consensus among 2 polled investment analysts is to buy (strong buy) stock in Business First Bancshares. This rating has held steady since October 2021, when it changed from a Buy consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 2 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
6/16/2020
  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 2 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
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9/14/2020
  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 2 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
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12/13/2020
  • 1 strong buy ratings
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3/13/2021
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6/11/2021
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  • 1 buy ratings
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9/9/2021
  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 1 buy ratings
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11/8/2021
  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 1 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
12/8/2021

Latest Recommendations

  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 1 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/25/2021Raymond JamesUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Strong-Buy$33.00Medium
5/20/2021DA DavidsonUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$26.50 ➝ $27.50Medium
5/1/2020DA DavidsonDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$15.00High
4/29/2020Raymond JamesDowngradeStrong-Buy ➝ Market PerformHigh
1/27/2020Raymond JamesUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Strong-Buy$30.00Medium
1/27/2020StephensUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$28.00 ➝ $31.00Medium
1/3/2020DA DavidsonUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$28.00 ➝ $28.50Low
7/22/2019DA DavidsonReiterated RatingNeutralHigh
7/10/2019DA DavidsonInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$28.00Low
7/9/2019StephensDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$27.00Medium
4/25/2019FIG PartnersReiterated RatingOutperformHigh
1/30/2019StephensReiterated RatingBuy$29.00High
1/7/2019Raymond JamesDowngradeStrong-Buy ➝ OutperformLow
9/24/2018FIG PartnersInitiated CoverageOutperformLow
6/12/2018Raymond JamesInitiated CoverageStrong-BuyLow
(Data available from 12/9/2016 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.25 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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5/13/2021
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6/12/2021
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7/12/2021
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  • 1 negative mentions
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8/11/2021
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9/10/2021
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10/10/2021
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11/9/2021
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  • 8 positive mentions
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12/9/2021

Current Sentiment

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  • 8 positive mentions
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Business First Bancshares logo
Business First Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company. It engages in the provision of banking products and services through its subsidiary. The firm offers commercial and personal banking, treasury management, and wealth solutions services. The company was founded on July 20, 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA.
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Today's Range

Now: $27.62
Low: $27.28
High: $28.22

50 Day Range

MA: $26.73
Low: $23.39
High: $28.86

52 Week Range

Now: $27.62
Low: $19.09
High: $29.18

Volume

27,729 shs

Average Volume

40,717 shs

Market Capitalization

$563.14 million

P/E Ratio

10.62

Dividend Yield

1.74%

Beta

0.89

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Business First Bancshares?

The following Wall Street research analysts have issued research reports on Business First Bancshares in the last twelve months: DA Davidson, Raymond James, TheStreet, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Business First Bancshares?

2 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Business First Bancshares in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $30.25, suggesting a possible upside of 9.5%. Raymond James has the highest price target set, predicting BFST will reach $33.00 in the next twelve months. DA Davidson has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $27.50 for Business First Bancshares in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Business First Bancshares?

Business First Bancshares currently has 1 buy rating and 1 strong buy rating from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Strong Buy."
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How do I contact Business First Bancshares' investor relations team?

Business First Bancshares' physical mailing address is 500 LAUREL STREET SUITE 101, BATON ROUGE LA, 70801. The company's listed phone number is (225) 248-7600. The official website for Business First Bancshares is www.b1bank.com.