Dividend Growth of BancorpSouth, Inc.(BXS)

BancorpSouth(BXS) is having a Dividend Yield of 1.59% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.45. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.13. BancorpSouth has a 5 year average dividend yield of 1% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.5. BancorpSouth(BXS) formally announced its most recent dividend on January 25, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.13. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $0.5. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 1.59%. BancorpSouth(BXS) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.32 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.19. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.13. The 5 year historical dividend growth of BancorpSouth(BXS) is at the rate of 86.9% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.85. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) rose 0.64% or 0.2 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $31.3 the stock was seen hitting $31.6 as a peak level and $31.05 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $31.55. The daily volume was measured at 580,094 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $32.075 and the 52-week low is $19.2. The company has a market cap of $2,956 million. Shares of BancorpSouth, Inc. rose by 5.52% in the last five trading days and 4.99% for the last 4 weeks. BancorpSouth, Inc. is up 10.59% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 1.61%.

Currently the company Insiders own 3.93% of BancorpSouth, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -12.09% . Institutional Investors own 63.13% of BancorpSouth, Inc. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -12.09%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 13, 2017, William L. Prater (Senior Executive VP & CFO) sold 10,000 shares at 30.75 per share price.On Nov 30, 2016, William James Jr Threadgill (Senior Executive VP) sold 4,333 shares at 28.72 per share price.On Aug 25, 2016, James Ronald Hodges (Senior Executive VP) sold 103 shares at 24.09 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.BancorpSouth was Initiated by JMP Securities to Mkt Perform on Feb 2, 2017. BancorpSouth was Initiated by Brean Capital to Hold on Jan 10, 2017. BancorpSouth was Downgraded by Keefe Bruyette to Mkt Perform on Nov 29, 2016.

BancorpSouth Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 25, 2017. The company reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03. Analyst had a consensus of $0.37.Analysts expectations of $ 185.08.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.33 EPS.

BANCORPSOUTH INC, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of financial services and products to individuals and small-to-medium size businesses. Various types of checking accounts, both interest bearing and non-interest bearing, are available. Savings accounts and certificates of deposit with a range of maturities and interest rates are available to meet the needs of customers. Other services include safe deposit and night depository facilities. Limited 24-hour banking with automated teller machines is provided in most of its principal markets.

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