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

Press coverage about Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) has trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Farmers Capital Bank earned a daily sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.1709035621028 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) traded up $0.45 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $40.65. 50,700 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 19,636. The stock has a market cap of $302.14, a PE ratio of 19.45 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 0.79 and a quick ratio of 0.79. Farmers Capital Bank has a 12-month low of $34.05 and a 12-month high of $44.30.

Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The bank reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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%. equities analysts anticipate that Farmers Capital Bank will post 2.39 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st were paid a $0.125 dividend. This is a boost from Farmers Capital Bank’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 30th. Farmers Capital Bank’s payout ratio is presently 23.92%.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Farmers Capital Bank from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of Farmers Capital Bank in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Farmers Capital Bank from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th.

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Farmers Capital Bank Company Profile

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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