Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact First Community Bancshares (FCBC) Stock Price

News articles about First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Community Bancshares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 45.0505062551896 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) traded down $0.41 on Tuesday, hitting $28.73. The stock had a trading volume of 19,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 26,978. The firm has a market capitalization of $488.05, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.30 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.99. First Community Bancshares has a 52 week low of $23.23 and a 52 week high of $32.24.

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.42 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $29.19 million for the quarter. First Community Bancshares had a return on equity of 7.67% and a net margin of 22.32%.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered First Community Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 22nd.

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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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