Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Farmers Capital Bank (FFKT) Stock Price

Media coverage about Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Farmers Capital Bank earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.542719801463 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Several brokerages have issued reports on FFKT. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 target price on shares of Farmers Capital Bank in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded Farmers Capital Bank from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Farmers Capital Bank from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th.

Shares of Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) opened at $39.75 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $304.39, a PE ratio of 18.41 and a beta of 0.90. Farmers Capital Bank has a 12 month low of $34.05 and a 12 month high of $44.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a quick ratio of 0.79 and a current ratio of 0.79.

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

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.125 per share. This is a boost from Farmers Capital Bank’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. Farmers Capital Bank’s payout ratio is 23.92%.

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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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