Bank First (NASDAQ:BFC) announced its earnings results on Monday. The company reported $1.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.16, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Bank First had a return on equity of 13.19% and a net margin of 28.94%.
BFC stock traded up $0.11 on Wednesday, reaching $68.03. 119 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 19,075. Bank First has a one year low of $43.63 and a one year high of $71.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07, a current ratio of 0.97 and a quick ratio of 0.97. The company has a market cap of $525.87 million, a P/E ratio of 14.80 and a beta of 0.38. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $67.50 and a 200-day simple moving average of $66.06.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 6th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 23rd were given a dividend of $0.21 per share. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 22nd. This is a positive change from Bank First’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. Bank First’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 21.71%.
In other Bank First news, Director Robert W. Holmes sold 20,578 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.33, for a total transaction of $1,282,626.74. Company insiders own 5.65% of the company’s stock.
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Piper Sandler reduced their price objective on Bank First from $64.00 to $60.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, September 29th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Bank First from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 22nd.
About Bank First
Bank First Corporation operates as a holding company for Bank First N.A. that provides consumer and commercial financial services to individuals and businesses in Wisconsin. The company offers demand, time, and savings deposits; checking, savings, money market, cash management, retirement, and health savings accounts; certificates of deposit; and residential mortgage products.
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