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

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

The firm has a market capitalization of $400.02 million and a PE ratio of 17.01. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $21.99 and a 200 day moving average price of $19.81.

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

In related news, insider Martyn A. Pell sold 1,187 shares of First Community Bancshares stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.83, for a total transaction of $25,912.21. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 8,945 shares in the company, valued at approximately $195,269.35. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at 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 transaction of $85,102.14. Following the sale, 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.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in First Community Bancshares stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of First Community Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCBC) by 3.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (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 4.41% of First Community Bancshares worth $14,859,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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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