Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (FFKT) Stock Price

News coverage about Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT) has trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.34 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.0459733234226 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on FFKT. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, October 23rd. ValuEngine raised shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd.

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ FFKT) opened at $41.20 on Friday. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation has a one year low of $33.20 and a one year high of $44.65. The company has a quick ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of 0.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19. The firm has a market cap of $309.65, a P/E ratio of 18.73 and a beta of 0.93.

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The bank reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.12. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation had a net margin of 19.59% and a return on equity of 8.66%. The firm had revenue of $19.72 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.42 million. research analysts expect that Farmers Capital Bank Corporation will post 2.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.21%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This is a boost from Farmers Capital Bank Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 19.14%.

In other Farmers Capital Bank Corporation news, CEO Lloyd C. Hillard, Jr. acquired 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $36.89 per share, for a total transaction of $36,890.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 3.09% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Farmers Capital Bank Corporation Company Profile

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation is a bank holding company headquartered in Frankfort, Kentucky. Their bank affiliate United Bank & Capital Trust Company operates 34 banking locations in 21 communities throughout Central and Northern Kentucky.

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