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BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) and First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas (BSF) Head to Head Analysis

BancorpSouth Bank Company Profile

BancorpSouth Bank operates as a financial holding company for BancorpSouth Bank that provides commercial banking and financial services to individuals and small-to-medium size businesses. It offers various deposit products, including interest and noninterest bearing demand deposits, and saving and other time deposits. The company also provides commercial loans, including term loans, lines of credit, equipment and receivable financing, and agricultural loans; a range of short-to-medium term secured and unsecured commercial loans to businesses for working capital, business expansion, and the purchase of equipment and machinery; and construction loans to real estate developers for the acquisition, development, and construction of residential subdivisions. In addition, it offers fixed and adjustable rate residential mortgage loans secured by owner-occupied property; residential construction loans; second mortgage loans; and home equity lines of credit, as well as non-residential consumer loans that consist of automobile, recreation vehicle, boat, personal, and deposit account secured loans, as well as issues credit cards. Further, the company operates as an agent for the sale of commercial lines of insurance; and a line of property and casualty, life, health, and employee benefits products and services. Additionally, it provides investment brokerage, and personal trust and estate services. As of January 25, 2017, the company operated through 234 full service branch locations, as well mortgage, insurance, and loan production offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas. The company was formerly known as BancorpSouth, Inc. and changed its name to BancorpSouth Bank in October 2017. BancorpSouth Bank was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Reviewing First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas (BSF) and BancorpSouth Bank (BXS)

About First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas

Bear State Financial, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Bear State Bank, N.A that provides various financial products to individuals and business customers. The company offers a range of retail and business deposit accounts, including noninterest and interest bearing checking, savings and money market, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It also provides loans comprising one-to four-family residential real estate, multifamily residential real estate, nonfarm nonresidential, farmland, construction and land development, and secured and unsecured commercial loans; and consumer loans, such as automobile, deposit account secured, and unsecured loans, as well as lines of credit. In addition, the company offers other financial services, such as automated teller machine services; telephone banking services; online banking services, including account access, bill payment, and e-statement services; mobile banking comprising remote deposit capture and funds transfer services; overdraft services; debit cards; and safe deposit boxes. As of January 18, 2018, it operated 42 branches, 3 personalized technology centers equipped with interactive teller machines, and 3 loan production offices in Arkansas, Missouri, and Southeast Oklahoma. The company was formerly known as First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, Inc. and changed its name to Bear State Financial, Inc. in June 2014. Bear State Financial, Inc. incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas.