Headlines about Farmers & Merchants Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMAO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6065992824797 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (Ohio) : FMAO-US: Dividend Analysis : September 26th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 11, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Insider Selling: Farmers & Merchants Bancorp Inc. (FMAO) Director Sells 1,256 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANCORP INC (FMAO) (4-traders.com)
- Zacks: Farmers & Merchants Bancorp Inc. (FMAO) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Head-To-Head Analysis: Farmers & Merchants Bancorp (FMAO) versus Its Peers (americanbankingnews.com)
FMAO has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Farmers & Merchants Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.50 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine upgraded Farmers & Merchants Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd.
Farmers & Merchants Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMAO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.03. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp had a return on equity of 9.60% and a net margin of 24.37%. The company had revenue of $11.64 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $11.49 million.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 20th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 26th will be issued a dividend of $0.13 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, September 25th. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.26%. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 39.25%.
In other news, insider Edward A. Leininger sold 2,230 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.62, for a total transaction of $159,712.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Steven Everhart sold 1,256 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.00, for a total value of $48,984.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 6,183 shares of company stock valued at $439,793 in the last three months. 5.03% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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Farmers & Merchants Bancorp Company Profile
Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s primary subsidiary, The Farmers & Merchants State Bank (the Bank), is a community bank operating in Northwest Ohio and Northeast Indiana. The Company’s other subsidiary, Farmers & Merchants Risk Management (Captive), is a captive insurance company.
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