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

Media stories about Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news 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 earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.963928711556 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of analysts have commented on FFKT shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Farmers Capital Bank from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. BidaskClub cut shares of Farmers Capital Bank from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th.

Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) opened at $38.25 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $290.14, a PE ratio of 24.52 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a current ratio of 0.79, a quick ratio of 0.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19. Farmers Capital Bank has a 1 year low of $36.05 and a 1 year high of $44.30.

Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 19th. The bank reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.59. The company had revenue of $19.46 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.60 million. Farmers Capital Bank had a net margin of 14.53% and a return on equity of 9.27%. research analysts forecast that Farmers Capital Bank will post 2.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.125 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.31%. Farmers Capital Bank’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 32.05%.

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About Farmers Capital Bank

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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