Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/2/18, First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.05, payable on 2/22/18. As a percentage of FBMS's recent stock price of $32.60, this dividend works out to approximately 0.15%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for FBMS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by First Bancshares Inc:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from FBMS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.61% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FBMS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

First Bancshares Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, FBMS's low point in its 52 week range is $26.05 per share, with $35.10 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $32.60.

In Thursday trading, First Bancshares Inc shares are currently up about 1.4% on the day.

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