Media coverage about First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Community Bancshares earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.5062469126235 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on FCBC shares. BidaskClub raised First Community Bancshares from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday. Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective on shares of First Community Bancshares in a research note on Thursday, January 25th.

Shares of First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ FCBC) traded up $0.44 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $27.06. The stock had a trading volume of 5,683 shares, compared to its average volume of 23,614. First Community Bancshares has a twelve month low of $23.23 and a twelve month high of $32.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $468.98, a PE ratio of 21.43 and a beta of 0.68.

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 23rd. The bank reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.02. First Community Bancshares had a return on equity of 8.07% and a net margin of 17.67%. The business had revenue of $29.68 million during the quarter.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 2nd will be paid a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 1st. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.66%. First Community Bancshares’s payout ratio is presently 57.14%.

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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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