First US Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FUSB) Short Interest Up 12.5% in August

First US Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FUSBGet Rating) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 900 shares, an increase of 12.5% from the August 15th total of 800 shares. Currently, 0.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 7,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.1 days.

Institutional Trading of First US Bancshares

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in First US Bancshares stock. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of First US Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FUSBGet Rating) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 11,330 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $132,000. Jane Street Group LLC owned approximately 0.19% of First US Bancshares at the end of the most recent quarter. 18.61% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

First US Bancshares Stock Up 0.7 %

FUSB opened at $9.54 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. The stock has a market cap of $55.71 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.93 and a beta of 1.20. First US Bancshares has a twelve month low of $7.91 and a twelve month high of $12.00. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $9.55 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $10.55.

First US Bancshares (NASDAQ:FUSBGet Rating) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $9.68 million for the quarter. First US Bancshares had a net margin of 12.57% and a return on equity of 6.08%.

First US Bancshares Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, September 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.03 per share. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 8th. First US Bancshares’s payout ratio is currently 15.00%.

About First US Bancshares

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First US Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for First US Bank that provides commercial banking products and services. The company offers non-interest-bearing demand deposits, savings accounts, NOW accounts, money market demand accounts, individual retirement accounts, and time deposits.

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