News coverage about The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The First Bancshares earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.5210115451953 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on FBMS shares. ValuEngine raised shares of The First Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of The First Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised shares of The First Bancshares from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $31.00 to $30.00 in a research report on Thursday, July 27th.

Shares of The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) opened at 29.65 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $271.15 million, a PE ratio of 29.36 and a beta of -0.31. The company has a 50 day moving average of $27.94 and a 200 day moving average of $27.99. The First Bancshares has a 52-week low of $17.10 and a 52-week high of $30.80.

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The First Bancshares Company Profile

The First Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company for The First, A National Banking Association (the Bank). The Company and the Bank engage in a general commercial and retail banking business for small to medium-sized businesses, professional concerns and individuals. The Bank provides a range of banking services in its primary market area of South Mississippi, South Alabama and Louisiana.

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