Press coverage about First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Community Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.7760638489644 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded First Community Bancshares from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Sandler O’Neill restated a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of First Community Bancshares in a report on Thursday, January 25th.

Shares of First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ FCBC) traded up $0.63 during trading on Friday, reaching $26.65. The company had a trading volume of 20,012 shares, compared to its average volume of 25,950. First Community Bancshares has a 52-week low of $23.23 and a 52-week high of $32.24. The firm has a market capitalization of $453.00, a PE ratio of 21.15 and a beta of 0.68. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14.

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The bank reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.02. First Community Bancshares had a return on equity of 8.07% and a net margin of 17.67%. The firm had revenue of $29.68 million for the quarter.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 16th. Investors of record on Friday, February 2nd will be issued a $0.18 dividend. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 1st. First Community Bancshares’s payout ratio is currently 57.14%.

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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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