Sandler O’Neill Downgraded Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)’s Rating.

June 27, 2018 - By Loretta Love

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During 2018 Q1 the big money sentiment decreased to 1.17. That’s change of 0.48, from 2017Q4’s 1.65. 3 investors sold all, 21 reduced holdings as Southern First Bancshares, Inc. ratio turned negative. 23 increased positions while 5 funds acquired positions. Funds hold 4.95 million shares thus 1.31% more from 2017Q4’s 4.88 million shares.

Renaissance Technology Limited Liability Company reported 103,300 shs. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0% in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). Bankshares Of America De stated it has 0% in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). Rhumbline Advisers owns 5,497 shs for 0% of their capital. Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny owns 0% invested in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) for 2,428 shs. Ny State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% of its capital in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). Manufacturers Life Insurance The owns 0.02% invested in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) for 477,584 shs. American Int, New York-based fund reported 4,222 shs. Jpmorgan Chase & Company has 1,329 shs. State Street Corp owns 0% invested in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) for 102,528 shs. Northwestern Mutual Wealth invested 0% in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). Vanguard holds 0% or 292,964 shs. Moreover, Voya has 0% invested in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). Wellington Management Gp Incorporated Llp holds 0.01% in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) or 614,693 shs. Blackrock has 0% invested in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST).

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. had 12 sales and 0 insider buys since January 26, 2018. This’s net activity of $1.31 million. Strickland F Justin also sold $48,708 worth of Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) on Friday, January 26. The insider ELLEFSON ANNE S sold 402 shs worth $18,505. Shares for $468,194 were sold by SEAVER R ARTHUR JR on Wednesday, May 9. CUBBAGE LEIGHTON M had sold 18 shs worth $849.

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

Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) has rating changed from “Buy” to “Hold” by Sandler O’Neill. The cut was made public on Tuesday morning.

SFST is touching $45.35 during the last trading session, after decreased 1.63%.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 the S&P 500 by 22.19%.

Earnings report for Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) is expected on July, 24., according to Faxor. Analysts expect change of 36.73 % or $0.18 from previous year’s $0.49 EPS compared to current’s $0.67 EPS. SFST’s profit could be $4.95 million with 16.92 P/E in case $0.67 EPS is announced. Wall Street sees 0.00 % EPS growth as of July, 24.

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 firm is worth $334.76 million. 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 brought out by Nasdaq.com. It’s an item titled: “Research Report Identifies Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Retrophin, Charter Financial, HighPoint Resources, Southern …” on June 06, 2018.

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