Business First Bancshares Inc   (BFST)
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    Sector  Financial    Industry Regional Banks
   Industry Regional Banks
   Sector  Financial
Price: $18.7600 $-0.13 -0.688%
Day's High: $19.43 Week Perf: 1.08 %
Day's Low: $ 18.74 30 Day Perf: -6.85 %
Volume (M): 56 52 Wk High: $ 25.00
Volume (M$): $ 1,041 52 Wk Avg: $19.23
Open: $19.01 52 Wk Low: $13.05

 Market Capitalization (Millions $) 473
 Shares Outstanding (Millions) 25
 Employees 331
 Revenues (TTM) (Millions $) 242
 Net Income (TTM) (Millions $) 67
 Cash Flow (TTM) (Millions $) 26
 Capital Exp. (TTM) (Millions $) 4

Business First Bancshares Inc
Business First Bancshares Inc is a financial holding company that provides a range of banking and financial services to businesses and individuals in Louisiana and Texas. Founded in 2006, the company is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and operates as the parent company of Business First Bank, which offers personal and commercial banking services, loans and lines of credit, treasury management, and wealth management services.

As of December 31, 2020, Business First Bancshares Inc had total assets of $2.2 billion, loans of $1.4 billion, and deposits of $1.9 billion. The company operates through a network of 24 branches in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Lake Charles, and Houston. It also has a remote deposit capture program, which allows customers to deposit checks using their mobile devices.

Business First Bancshares Inc caters to a wide range of customers, including small and medium-sized businesses, real estate developers, and professionals. The company's lending services include commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate loans, construction loans, and lines of credit. Its treasury management services include cash management, remote deposit capture, fraud prevention, commercial card services, and escrow services. The company's wealth management services include investment management, retirement planning, estate planning, and trust services.

Business First Bancshares Inc is committed to providing exceptional customer service and building long-term relationships with its customers. The company prides itself on being a community-focused bank that understands the needs of its customers and strives to provide customized solutions that meet their unique needs. It is also committed to supporting the communities in which it operates through donations and volunteer work.

Overall, Business First Bancshares Inc is a well-established financial institution that provides a range of banking and financial services to businesses and individuals in Louisiana and Texas. With a strong focus on customer service and community involvement, the company is well-positioned to continue its growth and success in the years to come.

   Company Address: 500 Laurel Street, Suite 101 Baton Rouge 70801 LA
   Company Phone Number: 248-7600   Stock Exchange / Ticker: NASDAQ BFST
   BFST is expected to report next financial results on November 02, 2023.


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