Media stories about First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Community Bancshares earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 44.7475922478037 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded shares of First Community Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 6th.

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ FCBC) traded down $0.02 on Wednesday, hitting $29.54. 10,300 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 17,360. First Community Bancshares has a 52-week low of $23.23 and a 52-week high of $32.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a current ratio of 0.99. The firm has a market cap of $502.15, a P/E ratio of 18.82 and a beta of 0.73.

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

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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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