First Community Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCBC)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $22.93 and last traded at $22.84, with a volume of 13,669 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $22.45.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered First Community Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 29th.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $21.91 and its 200 day moving average price is $19.75. The company has a market cap of $394.24 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.76.

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 26th. The company reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.01. Analysts predict that First Community Bancshares Inc. will post $1.38 EPS for the current year.

In other First Community Bancshares news, insider Martyn A. Pell sold 1,187 shares of First Community Bancshares stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.83, for a total transaction of $25,912.21. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 8,945 shares in the company, valued at approximately $195,269.35. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Martyn A. Pell sold 3,929 shares of First Community Bancshares stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.66, for a total value of $85,102.14. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 11,001 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $238,281.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in First Community Bancshares stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in First Community Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCBC) by 3.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 797,553 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 24,972 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 4.41% of First Community Bancshares worth $14,859,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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 Company operates in the community banking segment. The Bank operates under the trade names First Community Bank in Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina and People’s Community Bank, a division of the bank, in Tennessee.

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