News stories about First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Community Bancshares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.5688153640829 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.

Shares of First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ FCBC) traded up 0.15% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $26.19. The company had a trading volume of 6,959 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $445.68 million, a P/E ratio of 17.57 and a beta of 0.71. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $26.05 and a 200 day moving average price of $26.16. First Community Bancshares has a 1-year low of $20.47 and a 1-year high of $31.94.

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The bank reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.01. The company 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%. On average, equities analysts anticipate that First Community Bancshares will post $1.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 18th. Investors of record on Friday, August 4th were issued a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.75%. This is an increase from First Community Bancshares’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. First Community Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio is currently 48.32%.

FCBC has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded First Community Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of First Community Bancshares in a research report on Sunday, July 30th.

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In related news, President Gary R. Mills purchased 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 28th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $27.38 per share, for a total transaction of $27,380.00. Following the purchase, the president now directly owns 16,533 shares in the company, valued at $452,673.54. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 3.33% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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