Sandler O’Neill Reports Rating Change From “Buy” On Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST).

June 27, 2018 - By Jeanette Garcia

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Big Money Sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2018 Q1. It has change of 0.48, from 2017Q4’s 1.65. The ratio dived due to Southern First Bancshares, Inc. positioning: 3 sold and 21 reduced. 5 funds took stakes and 23 increased stakes. Investors holded 4.88 million in 2017Q4 but now own 4.95 million shares or 1.31% more.

Tower Research Cap Limited Company (Trc) has 99 shs. Ejf Cap Limited Liability, a Virginia-based fund reported 200,000 shs. Renaissance Tech Limited Liability holds 0.01% of its capital in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) for 103,300 shs. Meeder Asset Mgmt has 0% invested in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). Geode Ltd holds 0% or 64,139 shs in its capital. Royal Natl Bank Of Canada accumulated 7,860 shs. Bridgeway Cap Inc has invested 0.01% of its capital in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). California Pub Employees Retirement Systems, California-based fund reported 10,390 shs. Maryland-based Price T Rowe Associates Inc Md has invested 0% in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management owns 0% invested in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) for 266 shs. Metropolitan Life Ins New York has invested 0% in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). Eam Invsts Limited Liability Com holds 15,277 shs or 0.11% of its capital. Basswood Cap Limited Co accumulated 129,353 shs. Elizabeth Park Cap Advisors Ltd stated it has 192,004 shs or 2.44% of all its holdings. 16,850 were accumulated by Tiaa Cref Investment Ltd Llc.

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. registered $1.31 million net activity with 0 buys and 12 insider sales since January 26, 2018. Strickland F Justin sold $169,346 worth of stock or 3,893 shs. On Tuesday, February 27 Dowling Michael D had sold 500 shs worth $21,750. On Monday, March 26 $64,425 worth of stock was sold by CUBBAGE LEIGHTON M. 9,983 shs were sold by SEAVER R ARTHUR JR, worth $468,194 on Wednesday, May 9.

Sandler O’Neill Cut Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)’s Stock Rating to “Hold”.

Sandler O’Neill has changed Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)‘s rating to “Hold” from “Buy”. The cut was reported in a note on 26 June.

SFST touched $45.35 during the last trading session after $0.75 change.Currently Southern First Bancshares, Inc. is uptrending after 34.76% change in last June 27, 2017. SFST has also 7,306 shares volume. SFST outperformed by 22.19% the S&P 500.

On July, 24 is anticipated Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST)’s earnings report, Faxor reports. Analysts predict $0.67 EPS, which is $0.18 up or 36.73 % from 2017’s $0.49 EPS. If the current EPS of $0.67 is accurate, SFST’s profit could be $4.95 million. Wall Street now predicts 0.00 % EPS growth despite Southern First Bancshares, Inc. last quarter’s EPS of $0.67.

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Southern First Bank that provides various banking services and products to general public in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.The company has $334.76 million market cap. It accepts various deposit products that include checking accounts, commercial checking accounts, savings accounts, and other time deposits, including daily money market accounts and certificates of deposit.25.77 is the P/E ratio. The company's loan portfolio comprises commercial real estate loans; construction real estate loans; commercial business loans for various lines of businesses, such as the manufacturing, service industry, and professional service areas; consumer real estate and home equity loans; and other consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment loans and revolving lines of credit.

There’s a significant Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) news posted by Nasdaq.com. It’s a report titled: “Research Report Identifies Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Retrophin, Charter Financial, HighPoint Resources, Southern …” on June 06, 2018.

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