Southern First Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST)’s share price hit a new 52-week high on Thursday . The company traded as high as $26.65 and last traded at $26.33, with a volume of 17,182 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $25.94.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Southern First Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 30th.

The stock has a market cap of $169.68 million and a PE ratio of 15.83. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $25.12 and a 200 day moving average price of $24.12.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Southern First Bancshares stock. EJF Capital LLC raised its position in Southern First Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) by 5.2% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 533,274 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 26,151 shares during the period. EJF Capital LLC owned about 8.48% of Southern First Bancshares worth $12,105,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Southern First Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company that owns the capital stock of Southern First Bank (the Bank), a South Carolina state bank, and all of the stock of Greenville First Statutory Trust I and II (the Trusts). The Bank is a commercial bank with nine retail offices located in Greenville, Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina.

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