First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (FMBH) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

News stories about First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (NASDAQ:FMBH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.6162795948429 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (FMBH) traded down $0.58 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $39.69. The company had a trading volume of 33,102 shares, compared to its average volume of 23,295. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares has a 52 week low of $28.15 and a 52 week high of $42.03. The company has a market cap of $500.81, a P/E ratio of 17.11, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.90 and a beta of -0.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 0.83 and a quick ratio of 0.83.

First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (NASDAQ:FMBH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.01. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares had a return on equity of 9.75% and a net margin of 22.67%. The company had revenue of $30.53 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $30.75 million. equities research analysts anticipate that First Mid-Illinois Bancshares will post 2.32 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a $0.34 dividend. This represents a yield of 1.63%. This is an increase from First Mid-Illinois Bancshares’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.32. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 29.31%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded First Mid-Illinois Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, September 26th.

In other First Mid-Illinois Bancshares news, CEO Clay M. Dean sold 701 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.55, for a total transaction of $26,322.55. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Laurel G. Allenbaugh sold 780 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.99, for a total value of $27,292.20. Following the sale, the insider now owns 2,674 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $93,563.26. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 20.30% of the company’s stock.

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First Mid-Illinois Bancshares Company Profile

First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of banking through its subsidiaries, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, N.A. (First Mid Bank) and First Clover Leaf Bank, N.A. (First Clover Leaf Bank). The Company provides data processing services to affiliates through another subsidiary, Mid-Illinois Data Services, Inc (MIDS).

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