The First Bancshares, Inc. ( FBMS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 04, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.0375 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 23, 2016. Shareholders who purchased FBMS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 22nd quarter that FBMS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $16.56, the dividend yield is .91%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FBMS was $16.56, representing a -14.29% decrease from the 52 week high of $19.32 and a 8.09% increase over the 52 week low of $15.32.
FBMS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). FBMS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.66. Zacks Investment Research reports FBMS's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 12.5%, compared to an industry average of 9.7%.
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