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

News headlines about Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.3388981518166 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ FFKT) opened at 42.30 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $317.80 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.64 and a beta of 0.85. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation has a 1-year low of $29.65 and a 1-year high of $44.65. The company’s 50-day moving average is $41.85 and its 200 day moving average is $39.72.

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The bank reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $19.72 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.42 million. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation had a net margin of 19.59% and a return on equity of 8.77%. On average, equities analysts predict that Farmers Capital Bank Corporation will post $2.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.125 per share. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.18%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This is an increase from Farmers Capital Bank Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 19.14%.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. ValuEngine raised shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd.

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In other news, CEO Lloyd C. Hillard, Jr. bought 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $36.89 per share, with a total value of $36,890.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 3.09% of the company’s stock.

About Farmers Capital Bank Corporation

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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