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First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) Director Samuel L. Elmore purchased 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 22nd. The shares were purchased at an average price of $15.42 per share, for a total transaction of $15,420.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 2,706 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $41,727. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of First Community Bancshares from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a $17.50 price target on the stock.

Shares of First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) traded up 0.49% on Wednesday, hitting $16.30. 12,940 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. First Community Bancshares has a 1-year low of $13.31 and a 1-year high of $17.80. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $14.53 and a 200-day moving average of $15.13. The company has a market cap of $300.0 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.88.

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.06. Analysts expect that First Community Bancshares will post $1.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.

First Community Bancshares, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company serves as the holding company for First Community Bank (NASDAQ:FCBC).

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