News headlines about First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Community Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.8928645536521 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub downgraded First Community Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of First Community Bancshares in a research report on Sunday, July 30th.

Shares of First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ FCBC) opened at $29.23 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $499.77, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.98 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14. First Community Bancshares has a 1 year low of $23.23 and a 1 year high of $32.24.

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.42 by $0.03. First Community Bancshares had a return on equity of 7.67% and a net margin of 22.32%. The company had revenue of $29.19 million during the quarter.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 3rd were issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.46%. First Community Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 45.86%.

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About First Community Bancshares

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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