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Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST)

Equity · Currency in USD · Last updated Aug 6, 2022

Company Info

ISINUS12326C1053
CUSIP12326C105
SectorFinancial Services
IndustryBanks—Regional

Trading Data

Previous Close$23.43
Year Range$20.34 - $28.95
EMA (50)$22.23
EMA (200)$23.47
Average Volume$47.90K
Market Capitalization$527.91M

BFSTShare Price Chart


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BFSTPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Business First Bancshares, Inc. in Apr 2018 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $10,034 for a total return of roughly 0.34%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


-25.00%-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-15.06%
-9.63%
BFST (Business First Bancshares, Inc.)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

BFSTReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M6.84%8.19%
6M-13.07%-7.42%
YTD-16.41%-13.03%
1Y2.49%-5.85%
5Y0.08%10.78%
10Y0.08%10.78%

BFSTMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022-3.04%-4.16%-7.10%-8.92%0.41%-3.71%10.18%-0.21%
2021-0.29%8.72%8.92%-0.67%3.20%-5.94%1.57%3.13%-2.22%14.07%3.50%2.95%
2020-0.60%-2.49%-43.91%3.56%4.59%5.93%-11.14%6.79%3.66%10.73%12.96%9.05%
2019-4.79%7.50%-0.73%3.71%-3.26%3.79%-2.00%-4.89%3.30%0.16%1.06%1.34%
20183.23%-9.89%12.51%-1.90%0.43%2.59%-0.68%-3.79%-4.19%

BFSTSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current Business First Bancshares, Inc. Sharpe ratio is 0.05. A Sharpe ratio between 0 and 1.0 is considered sub-optimal.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.


-0.500.000.501.00MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
0.05
-0.31
BFST (Business First Bancshares, Inc.)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

BFSTDividend History

Business First Bancshares, Inc. granted a 2.05% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $0.48 per share.


PeriodTTM2021202020192018
Dividend$0.48$0.46$0.40$0.38$0.24

Dividend yield

2.05%1.64%2.02%1.61%1.06%

BFSTDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


-30.00%-25.00%-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2022FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-19.07%
-13.58%
BFST (Business First Bancshares, Inc.)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

BFSTWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Business First Bancshares, Inc.. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the Business First Bancshares, Inc. is 65.66%, recorded on Mar 19, 2020. It took 411 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-65.66%Apr 18, 2018482Mar 19, 2020411Nov 3, 2021893
-29.75%Jan 10, 2022107Jun 13, 2022
-5.29%Nov 24, 202113Dec 13, 202117Jan 6, 202230
-3.44%Nov 11, 20215Nov 17, 20214Nov 23, 20219
-2.87%Apr 16, 20181Apr 16, 20181Apr 17, 20182
-1.17%Nov 4, 20211Nov 4, 20211Nov 5, 20212

BFSTVolatility Chart

Current Business First Bancshares, Inc. volatility is 22.55%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.


10.00%20.00%30.00%40.00%50.00%MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
22.55%
19.67%
BFST (Business First Bancshares, Inc.)
Benchmark (^GSPC)