BFST Insider Trading

Insider Ownership Percentage: 6.45%
Insider Buying (Last 12 Months): $67,185.00
Insider Selling (Last 12 Months): $1,018,340.00

Business First Bancshares Insider Trading History Chart

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Business First Bancshares Share Price & Price History

Current Price: $19.72
Price Change: Price Decrease of -0.4 (-1.99%)
As of 06/14/2024 01:00 AM ET

This chart shows the closing price history over time for BFST up to the past year.

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Business First Bancshares Insider Trading History

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
4/30/2024Rick D DayDirectorBuy1,800$20.30$36,540.00262,785View SEC Filing Icon  
3/11/2024Warren McDonaldInsiderSell7,000$22.37$156,590.0024,306View SEC Filing Icon  
11/16/2023James J Buquet IIIDirectorSell38,000$21.03$799,140.0044,538View SEC Filing Icon  
8/31/2023Rick D DayDirectorBuy1,500$20.43$30,645.00259,836View SEC Filing Icon  
8/9/2023Jesse JacksonEVPSell3,000$20.87$62,610.0019,417View SEC Filing Icon  
5/31/2023Rick D DayDirectorBuy2,000$14.60$29,200.00258,336View SEC Filing Icon  
5/16/2023Kathryn ManningInsiderBuy1,400$14.34$20,076.0012,343View SEC Filing Icon  
5/11/2023Greg RobertsonCFOBuy6,775$14.10$95,527.5060,501View SEC Filing Icon  
5/11/2023John P. DucrestDirectorBuy6,036$14.10$85,107.606,036View SEC Filing Icon  
5/9/2023Steven Gerard WhiteDirectorBuy1,500$14.44$21,660.0012,765View SEC Filing Icon  
5/5/2023Kenneth W SmithDirectorBuy3,650$13.96$50,954.0049,331View SEC Filing Icon  
5/2/2023Andrew D MclindonDirectorBuy1,000$14.70$14,700.0038,081View SEC Filing Icon  
3/15/2023William K HoodDirectorBuy2,600$21.60$56,160.00769,933View SEC Filing Icon  
2/28/2023William K HoodDirectorBuy500$21.40$10,700.00767,333View SEC Filing Icon  
1/10/2023Edgar R Smith IIIDirectorBuy106$23.70$2,512.206,443View SEC Filing Icon  
1/6/2023William K HoodDirectorBuy54$20.18$1,089.72766,833View SEC Filing Icon  
8/4/2022John P. DucrestDirectorBuy1,712$23.39$40,043.688,348View SEC Filing Icon  
5/5/2022Carol CalkinsDirectorBuy366$22.51$8,238.661,477View SEC Filing Icon  
4/29/2022Andrew D MclindonDirectorBuy1,000$22.71$22,710.0035,899View SEC Filing Icon  
3/11/2022Rick D DayDirectorBuy1,130$25.08$28,340.40View SEC Filing Icon  
2/4/2022Steven Gerard WhiteDirectorSell3,000$26.90$80,700.00View SEC Filing Icon  
12/14/2021Drew C. BreesDirectorBuy3,625$27.80$100,775.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/18/2021Mark P. FolseEVPSell5,397$27.63$149,119.11View SEC Filing Icon  
11/16/2021Mark P. FolseEVPSell1,377$28.00$38,556.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/10/2021Mark P. FolseEVPSell8,519$29.00$247,051.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/5/2021Keith Alexis TillageDirectorBuy34$27.62$939.08View SEC Filing Icon  
10/25/2021Steven Gerard WhiteDirectorSell4,000$26.83$107,320.00View SEC Filing Icon  
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SEC Filings (Institutional Ownership Changes) for Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ:BFST)

47.35% of Business First Bancshares stock is owned by institutions. Institutional ownership can be a sign of analyst confidence in the fundamentals of the stock.

Institutional Buying and Selling by Quarter

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Business First Bancshares Institutional Trading History

Reporting DateHedge FundShares HeldMarket Value% of PortfolioQuarterly Change in SharesOwnership in CompanyDetails
5/16/2024California State Teachers Retirement System24,053$0.54M0.0%-5.3%0.094%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/16/2024Janus Henderson Group PLC30,060$0.67M0.0%-4.5%0.118%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/16/2024Kennedy Capital Management LLC332,530$7.41M0.2%-8.6%1.305%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/15/2024BOKF NA79,173$1.72M0.0%-15.1%0.311%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/14/2024Stieven Capital Advisors L.P.273,524$6.09M1.3%-3.8%1.073%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/14/2024CANADA LIFE ASSURANCE Co22,346$0.50M0.0%+2,249.7%0.088%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/10/2024Vanguard Group Inc.1,261,469$28.11M0.0%-3.1%4.949%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/9/2024Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC54,952$1.22M0.3%-8.3%0.216%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/8/2024Russell Investments Group Ltd.201,149$4.48M0.0%+6.1%0.789%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/7/2024SG Americas Securities LLC14,506$0.32M0.0%+5.6%0.057%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/7/2024Empowered Funds LLC66,211$1.48M0.0%+8.0%0.260%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/1/2024BNP Paribas Financial Markets11,608$0.26M0.0%+75.8%0.045%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
4/17/2024Criterion Capital Advisors LLC14,176$0.32M0.2%-17.5%0.056%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/23/2024Mendon Capital Advisors Corp444,937$10.97M4.6%N/A1.756%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/21/2024Smith Shellnut Wilson LLC ADV116,161$2.86M1.6%-32.3%0.458%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/14/2024Ranger Investment Management L.P.333,918$8.23M0.5%+5.4%1.318%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/13/2024The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company494,253$12.18M0.0%+0.7%1.950%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/13/2024Ratio Wealth Group139,877$3.45M0.7%-0.7%0.552%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/12/2024Hsbc Holdings PLC31,045$0.77M0.0%-16.7%0.123%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/9/2024Trexquant Investment LP17,783$0.44M0.0%-39.6%0.070%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/8/2024Panagora Asset Management Inc.8,782$0.22M0.0%N/A0.035%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/7/2024Avantax Advisory Services Inc.9,127$0.23M0.0%N/A0.036%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/7/2024Teacher Retirement System of Texas13,218$0.33M0.0%N/A0.052%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/6/2024Swiss National Bank47,508$1.17M0.0%-10.4%0.187%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/6/2024New York Life Investment Management LLC20,160$0.50M0.0%-2.9%0.080%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/5/2024Victory Capital Management Inc.35,000$0.86M0.0%-18.6%0.138%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/5/2024Russell Investments Group Ltd.189,643$4.68M0.0%+5.3%0.748%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/2/2024Truist Financial Corp16,313$0.40M0.0%-3.1%0.064%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/1/2024Criterion Capital Advisors LLC17,176$0.42M0.3%N/A0.068%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
1/30/2024Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc.20,309$0.50M0.1%N/A0.080%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
1/25/2024Wakefield Asset Management LLLP42,014$1.04M0.4%+10.5%0.166%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
1/24/2024Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.50,570$1.25M0.0%-19.2%0.200%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
1/24/2024International Assets Investment Management LLC246,500$60.76M0.0%+2,365.0%0.973%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
1/24/2024KG&L Capital Management LLC8,831$0.22M0.1%N/A0.035%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
1/19/2024Denali Advisors LLC17,600$0.43M0.1%+93.4%0.069%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
1/12/2024SG Americas Securities LLC13,735$0.34M0.0%+27.3%0.054%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
12/18/2023Vanguard Group Inc.1,276,408$23.95M0.0%+1.3%5.037%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
11/15/2023Ranger Investment Management L.P.316,823$5.94M0.4%-5.4%1.250%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
11/15/2023Kennedy Capital Management LLC295,969$5.55M0.1%+25.1%1.168%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
11/14/2023Trexquant Investment LP29,445$0.55M0.0%N/A0.116%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
11/13/2023Hsbc Holdings PLC37,251$0.71M0.0%-7.5%0.147%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
11/13/2023ClariVest Asset Management LLC39,600$0.74M0.0%N/A0.156%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
11/13/2023Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC59,895$1.12M0.3%+56.5%0.236%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
11/8/2023Swiss National Bank53,008$0.99M0.0%+3.1%0.209%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
11/8/2023New York Life Investment Management LLC20,752$0.39M0.0%-13.7%0.082%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
11/7/2023Barclays PLC19,462$0.37M0.0%-15.9%0.077%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
11/6/2023Victory Capital Management Inc.43,000$0.81M0.0%-17.1%0.170%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
11/1/2023Wakefield Asset Management LLLP38,030$0.71M0.3%N/A0.150%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
10/24/2023Bank of New York Mellon Corp127,428$2.39M0.0%-1.3%0.503%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
10/24/2023Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.62,620$1.18M0.0%+5.8%0.247%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
10/20/2023Denali Advisors LLC9,100$0.17M0.1%N/A0.036%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
10/13/2023SG Americas Securities LLC10,789$0.20M0.0%N/A0.043%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
9/21/2023Barclays PLC23,155$0.35M0.0%-28.2%0.091%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
9/7/2023Strategic Financial Concepts LLC10,726$0.16M0.1%N/A0.042%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
8/21/2023BOKF NA126,739$1.91M0.0%-22.1%0.500%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
8/15/2023Ranger Investment Management L.P.335,023$5.05M0.3%+9.4%1.322%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
8/11/2023The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company678,881$10.23M0.0%-0.1%2.679%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
8/11/2023BHZ Capital Management LP30,366$0.46M0.3%+16.9%0.120%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
8/10/2023Russell Investments Group Ltd.190,046$2.86M0.0%+0.6%0.750%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
8/7/2023Royce & Associates LP193,622$2.92M0.0%+61.4%0.764%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
8/7/2023New York Life Investment Management LLC24,059$0.36M0.0%-12.5%0.095%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
8/4/2023Smith Shellnut Wilson LLC ADV171,655$2.59M1.5%+1.2%0.677%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
8/3/2023Barclays PLC23,155$0.35M0.0%-28.2%0.091%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
8/3/2023Bank of New York Mellon Corp129,163$1.95M0.0%-2.2%0.510%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
7/31/2023LPL Financial LLC25,371$0.38M0.0%+8.6%0.100%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
7/27/2023Victory Capital Management Inc.51,843$0.78M0.0%-7.1%0.205%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
7/27/2023EA Series Trust34,373$0.52M0.0%N/A0.136%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
7/20/2023International Assets Investment Management LLC10,000$0.15M0.0%-9.1%0.039%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
7/18/2023Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.59,170$0.89M0.0%+155.6%0.234%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/23/2023Royce & Associates LP120,000$2.06M0.0%N/A0.474%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/12/2023Smith Shellnut Wilson LLC ADV169,655$2.91M1.8%+2.5%0.670%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/11/2023Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc.25,693$0.44M0.1%+10.1%0.101%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/9/2023Russell Investments Group Ltd.188,953$3.24M0.0%+8.3%0.746%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/8/2023New York Life Investment Management LLC27,498$0.47M0.0%N/A0.109%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/5/2023Ranger Investment Management L.P.306,110$5.24M0.4%+20.7%1.209%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/4/2023Barclays PLC32,247$0.55M0.0%+44.9%0.128%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/4/2023Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd.10,560$0.18M0.0%N/A0.042%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/4/2023Royce & Associates LP120,000$2.06M0.0%N/A0.478%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/2/2023John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.93,000$1.59M1.8%+118.3%0.370%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
4/28/2023SG Americas Securities LLC8,892$0.15M0.0%+11.2%0.035%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
4/27/2023North Star Investment Management Corp.9,428$0.16M0.0%-15.0%0.038%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
4/27/2023Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.23,150$0.40M0.0%+32.6%0.092%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
4/19/2023International Assets Investment Management LLC11,000$0.19M0.0%-8.3%0.044%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
3/23/2023MetLife Investment Management LLC11,920$0.26M0.0%+12.3%0.047%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/14/2023Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC388,007$8.59M0.1%-7.6%1.546%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/13/2023BOKF NA162,626$3.60M0.1%-21.0%0.648%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/13/2023The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company692,612$15.33M0.0%+8.9%2.759%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/13/2023Stieven Capital Advisors L.P.81,842$1.81M0.3%N/A0.326%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/13/2023Banc Funds Co. LLC478,003$10.58M0.9%+109.6%1.904%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/10/2023John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.42,600$2.06M1.8%-54.2%0.170%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/9/2023Ethos Financial Group LLC26,631$0.59M0.2%N/A0.106%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/9/2023Victory Capital Management Inc.55,630$1.23M0.0%-1.2%0.222%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/8/2023LSV Asset Management47,170$1.04M0.0%-12.6%0.188%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/8/2023Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC15,295$0.34M0.0%-17.9%0.061%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/8/2023Swiss National Bank57,608$1.28M0.0%N/A0.230%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/8/2023Russell Investments Group Ltd.174,494$3.86M0.0%+1,071.9%0.695%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/2/2023SG Americas Securities LLC7,995$0.18M0.0%+27.6%0.032%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
2/1/2023Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank4,067$90K0.0%N/A0.016%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
1/31/2023Geneos Wealth Management Inc.47,837$1.06M0.1%-1.0%0.191%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
1/11/2023North Star Investment Management Corp.11,092$0.25M0.0%N/A0.044%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
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Business First Bancshares logo
Business First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for b1BANK that provides various banking products and services in Louisiana and Texas. It offers various deposit products and services, including checking, demand, money market, time, and savings accounts; and certificates of deposits, remote deposit capture, and direct deposit services. The company also provides commercial and industrial loans, such as working capital, term, equipment financing, asset acquisition, expansion and development, borrowing base, and other loan products, as well as commercial lines of credit, accounts receivable factoring, agricultural financing, and letters of credit; construction and development loans; commercial real estate loans; residential real estate loans comprising first and second lien 1-4 family mortgage loans, and home equity lines of credit; and consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment, and term loans. In addition, it offers wealth management products, including mutual funds, annuities, individual retirement accounts, and other financial products, as well as other fiduciary and private banking products and services. Further, the company provides a range of other financial services comprising debit and credit cards, treasury and cash management, merchant, automated clearing house, lock-box, receivables factoring, correspondent banking, and other treasury services, as well as employee and payroll benefits solutions; and drive-through banking facilities, automated teller machines, night depository, personalized checks, electronic funds transfer, domestic and foreign wire transfer, traveler's checks, vault, loan and deposit sweep accounts, online and mobile banking, e-statements, and bank-by-mail services. Business First Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Today's Range

Now: $19.72
Low: $19.62
High: $20.04

50 Day Range

MA: $20.91
Low: $19.72
High: $22.04

52 Week Range

Now: $19.72
Low: $14.39
High: $25.57

Volume

32,315 shs

Average Volume

49,840 shs

Market Capitalization

$502.90 million

P/E Ratio

7.76

Dividend Yield

2.73%

Beta

0.97

Who are the company insiders with the largest holdings of Business First Bancshares?

Business First Bancshares' top insider shareholders include:
  1. William K Hood (Director)
  2. Rick D Day (Director)
  3. Greg Robertson (CFO)
  4. Kenneth W Smith (Director)
  5. James J Buquet III (Director)
  6. Andrew D Mclindon (Director)
  7. Warren Mcdonald (Insider)
  8. Jesse Jackson (EVP)
  9. Steven Gerard White (Director)
  10. Kathryn Manning (Insider)
  11. John P Ducrest (Director)
  12. Edgar R Smith III (Director)
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Who are the major institutional investors of Business First Bancshares?

Business First Bancshares' top institutional investors include:
  1. Vanguard Group Inc. — 4.95%
  2. Kennedy Capital Management LLC — 1.30%
  3. Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. — 1.07%
  4. Russell Investments Group Ltd. — 0.79%
  5. BOKF NA — 0.31%
  6. Empowered Funds LLC — 0.26%
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Which major investors are selling Business First Bancshares stock?

During the last quarter, BFST stock was sold by these institutional investors:
  1. Vanguard Group Inc.
  2. Kennedy Capital Management LLC
  3. BOKF NA
  4. Stieven Capital Advisors L.P.
  5. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC
  6. Criterion Capital Advisors LLC
  7. Janus Henderson Group PLC
  8. California State Teachers Retirement System
During the previous year, company insiders that have sold Business First Bancshares company stock include:
  1. William K Hood (Director)
  2. Rick D Day (Director)
  3. Greg Robertson (CFO)
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Which major investors are buying Business First Bancshares stock?

During the previous quarter, BFST stock was bought by institutional investors including:
  1. CANADA LIFE ASSURANCE Co
  2. Russell Investments Group Ltd.
  3. BNP Paribas Financial Markets
  4. Empowered Funds LLC
  5. SG Americas Securities LLC
During the previous year, these company insiders have bought Business First Bancshares stock:
  1. William K Hood (Director)
  2. Rick D Day (Director)
  3. Greg Robertson (CFO)
  4. Kenneth W Smith (Director)
  5. James J Buquet III (Director)
  6. Andrew D Mclindon (Director)
  7. Warren Mcdonald (Insider)
  8. Jesse Jackson (EVP)
  9. Steven Gerard White (Director)
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