Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Farmers Capital Bank Corp (FFKT) Share Price

Media stories about Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ:FFKT) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Farmers Capital Bank Corp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 44.9272149007178 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Farmers Capital Bank Corp from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $44.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine upgraded Farmers Capital Bank Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Farmers Capital Bank Corp currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $38.33.

Shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ:FFKT) traded up 2.19% during trading on Monday, hitting $39.60. The stock had a trading volume of 12,217 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $37.55 and its 200 day moving average is $38.90. The company has a market cap of $297.51 million, a PE ratio of 20.26 and a beta of 0.86. Farmers Capital Bank Corp has a 1-year low of $29.24 and a 1-year high of $44.65.

Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ:FFKT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 19th. The bank reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.06. Farmers Capital Bank Corp had a return on equity of 9.45% and a net margin of 23.53%. The company had revenue of $19.05 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.40 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that Farmers Capital Bank Corp will post $2.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.01%. Farmers Capital Bank Corp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 20.41%.

In other Farmers Capital Bank Corp news, CEO Lloyd C. Hillard, Jr. acquired 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 8th. The shares were bought at an average price of $36.89 per share, for a total transaction of $36,890.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders purchased 1,535 shares of company stock worth $56,403 in the last quarter. 3.09% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Farmers Capital Bank Corp Company Profile

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company provides a range of banking and bank-related services to customers throughout Central and Northern Kentucky. Its bank subsidiaries include Farmers Bank & Capital Trust Company (Farmers Bank), United Bank & Trust Company (United Bank), First Citizens Bank (First Citizens) and Citizens Bank of Northern Kentucky, Inc (Citizens Northern).

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