News headlines about First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Community Bancshares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.1911843937171 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ FCBC) traded up 0.28% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $25.44. The stock had a trading volume of 12,992 shares. First Community Bancshares has a 12 month low of $20.47 and a 12 month high of $31.94. The stock has a market cap of $432.91 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.06 and a beta of 0.71. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $26.28 and a 200 day moving average of $26.21.

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The bank reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $27.77 million during the quarter. First Community Bancshares had a net margin of 21.56% and a return on equity of 7.38%. Analysts expect that First Community Bancshares will post $1.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 18th. Investors of record on Friday, August 4th were issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. This is a boost from First Community Bancshares’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 2nd. First Community Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio is currently 48.32%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on FCBC shares. BidaskClub cut First Community Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating on shares of First Community Bancshares in a research report on Sunday, July 30th.

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In other news, President Gary R. Mills purchased 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 28th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $27.38 per share, with a total value of $27,380.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the president now directly owns 16,533 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $452,673.54. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 3.33% of the company’s stock.

First Community Bancshares Company Profile

First Community Bancshares, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company provides commercial banking products and services through its subsidiary First Community Bank (the Bank). The Bank operates as First Community Bank in Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina and People’s Community Bank, a Division of First Community Bank, in Tennessee.

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