Farmers National Banc (FMNB) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

Press coverage about Farmers National Banc (NASDAQ:FMNB) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Farmers National Banc earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.1857333658722 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of NASDAQ:FMNB opened at $13.95 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03. Farmers National Banc has a 52-week low of $12.65 and a 52-week high of $15.95. The firm has a market capitalization of $385.59, a PE ratio of 15.50 and a beta of 0.41.

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Farmers National Banc (NASDAQ:FMNB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The bank reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.02. Farmers National Banc had a return on equity of 10.72% and a net margin of 21.72%. The business had revenue of $25.12 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.90 million. equities analysts anticipate that Farmers National Banc will post 1.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Friday, March 9th were paid a $0.07 dividend. This is a positive change from Farmers National Banc’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 8th. Farmers National Banc’s dividend payout ratio is presently 31.11%.

FMNB has been the topic of several recent research reports. ValuEngine downgraded Farmers National Banc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Farmers National Banc from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Raymond James Financial upgraded Farmers National Banc from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 price objective on shares of Farmers National Banc in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Sandler O’Neill restated a “hold” rating and issued a $15.00 price objective on shares of Farmers National Banc in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.33.

In other Farmers National Banc news, Director Edward Muransky bought 6,850 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 2nd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $14.99 per share, for a total transaction of $102,681.50. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 23,934 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $358,770.66. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders purchased 8,212 shares of company stock valued at $121,597 over the last quarter. Insiders own 9.11% of the company’s stock.

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Farmers National Banc Company Profile

Farmers National Banc Corp., through its subsidiaries, operates in the banking, trust, retirement consulting, insurance, and financial management industries. The company offers commercial and retail banking services, including checking, savings, and time deposit accounts; commercial, mortgage and installment, and home equity loans; home equity lines of credit, night depository, safe deposit box, money order, bank check, automated teller machine, Internet banking, travel card, E bond transaction, credit card, brokerage, and other services.

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