Posts Tagged ‘finance’

Report: State could afford to borrow $1.8B over next five years

JACKSON — Mississippi could borrow $1.8 billion to use for new buildings, highways and economic development incentives over the next five years and rising state revenue probably could support that amount of borrowing, a report by Treasurer Lynn Fitch suggests. The Republican state treasurer compiled a debt-affordability study after agencies that rate Mississippi’s bonds said […] [...]

The First acquiring Alabama bank in cash/stock deal

HATTIESBURG — First Bancshares is expanding further into Alabama, announcing yesterday that it will buy BCB Holding Co. of Mobile, Ala., for about $6.6 million in cash and stock. BCB is the parent company of Bay Bank, which has $80 million in assets. Hattiesburg-based First Bancshares, the parent company of The First, says it expects […] [...]

Stock and housing gains put US net worth at record

by Published: March 6,2014

Tags: banking, finance, Mississippi, United States, Wall Street

WASHINGTON — A surging stock market and rebounding home prices boosted Americans’ wealth to a record in the final three months of last year, though both trends have slowed so far in 2014. Household net worth jumped nearly $3 trillion during last year’s fourth quarter to $80.7 trillion. Stock and mutual fund portfolios gained nearly […] [...]

Southern AgCredit sets another patronage payment record

RIDGELAND — Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently returned a record level of net earnings to its customer-owners in Mississippi and Louisiana. This marks the 18th consecutive year of the co-op’s patronage program. Southern AgCredit customers received a check for their portion of the $7.2 million cash patronage, plus a statement detailing their share […] [...]

Louisiana bank eyeing expansion into Mississippi

NATCHEZ — Vidalia, La.-based Delta Bank has filed applications to the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions and FDIC to open a full-service branch in Natchez. The branch is expected to open in the next three months pending regulatory approvals and will offer a full line of financial products and services. The branch will be located […] [...]

Wholesale bank reports record earnings — again

AUSTIN, Texas — Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT), a cooperatively owned wholesale bank that provides funding for rural retail lenders, has released preliminary unaudited financial highlights and results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2013, reporting record earnings for the eighth consecutive year. The Austin-based bank reported $179.8 million in net income in 2013, a 3.0 […] [...]

Bank cooperative sees record earnings — again

AUSTIN, Texas — Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT), a cooperatively owned wholesale bank that provides funding for rural retail lenders, has released preliminary unaudited financial highlights and results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2013, reporting record earnings for the eighth consecutive year. The Austin-based bank reported $179.8 million in net income in 2013, a 3.0 […] [...]

Renasant, BancorpSouth acquisitions seen boosting earnings per share

by Published: February 17,2014

Tags: BancorpSouth, banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, Renasant

Analysts see bump-ups in earnings per share from growth achieved by Tupelo’s Renasant Bank through acquisition of M&F Bank of Kosciusko and growth expected by Tupelo neighbor BancorpSouth’s announced acquisitions in Texas and Louisiana. The $5.7 billion Renasant’s first full quarter with M&F was a solid one, Birmingham, Ala.-based Stern Agee reported, citing a .03 […] [...]

PriorityOne to build branches in Collins, Ridgeland

MAGEE — PriorityOne Bank has unveiled plans for expansion in 2014. In 2009, a lot was purchased at the intersection of Highway 98 and Highway 589 in Hattiesburg with the intention of constructing a branch on this site at some time in the future. In addition, property was also purchased in 2013 on the Highway […] [...]

Home Bancorp completes acquisition of B&K

NATCHEZ — Home Bancorp Inc., the Lafayette, La.-based holding company of the 105-year-old Home Bank, has completed its acquisition of Britton & Koontz Capital Corporation, the holding company of Britton & Koontz Bank, N.A. Shareholders of Britton & Koontz will receive $16.14 per share in cash, resulting in an aggregate deal value of $34.5 million. […] [...]

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