Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (FMBH) Share Price

News stories about First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (NASDAQ:FMBH) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.2016050025017 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (FMBH) opened at $38.17 on Thursday. 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 has a 52 week low of $28.37 and a 52 week high of $42.03. The stock has a market cap of $493.24, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.85, a PEG ratio of 1.87 and a beta of -0.01.

First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (NASDAQ:FMBH) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.01. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares had a net margin of 22.67% and a return on equity of 9.75%. The firm had revenue of $30.53 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.75 million. 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 was paid on Friday, December 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st were given a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 30th. This represents a yield of 1.63%. This is a positive change from First Mid-Illinois Bancshares’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.32. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 29.31%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of First Mid-Illinois Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd.

In other First Mid-Illinois Bancshares news, CEO Clay M. Dean sold 701 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.55, for a total transaction of $26,322.55. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 20.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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