Media headlines about First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Community Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.6106342692042 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) traded up 0.66% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $27.50. 29,678 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $25.93 and a 200-day moving average price of $26.12. The company has a market capitalization of $467.97 million, a PE ratio of 18.44 and a beta of 0.71. First Community Bancshares has a 52 week low of $20.47 and a 52 week high of $31.94.

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The bank reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.01. First Community Bancshares had a net margin of 21.56% and a return on equity of 7.38%. The company had revenue of $27.77 million during the quarter. Equities research analysts anticipate that First Community Bancshares will post $1.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on FCBC. BidaskClub downgraded shares of First Community Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating on shares of First Community Bancshares in a research report on Sunday, July 30th.

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In other news, President Gary R. Mills purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, July 28th. The stock was bought at an average price of $27.38 per share, for a total transaction of $27,380.00. Following the acquisition, the president now directly owns 16,533 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $452,673.54. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 3.33% of the company’s stock.

About First Community Bancshares

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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