Farmers Capital Bank Corp (FFKT) Getting Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

News coverage about Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ:FFKT) has trended positive on Friday, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Farmers Capital Bank Corp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.40 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 66 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Alpha One’s scoring:

Several brokerages have recently commented on FFKT. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corp in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 21st.

Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ:FFKT) traded up 0.25% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $40.50. 39,496 shares of the company traded hands. Farmers Capital Bank Corp has a one year low of $24.71 and a one year high of $44.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $304.11 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.30 and a beta of 0.72. The company’s 50-day moving average is $38.85 and its 200-day moving average is $37.16.

Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ:FFKT) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 19th. The bank reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.03. The company earned $18.71 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $18.89 million. Farmers Capital Bank Corp had a net margin of 18.34% and a return on equity of 9.15%. Analysts predict that Farmers Capital Bank Corp will post $2.11 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Saturday, April 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 1st were given a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, February 27th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.99%. Farmers Capital Bank Corp’s payout ratio is presently 18.10%.

In other Farmers Capital Bank Corp news, Director Raymond Terry Bennett bought 1,000 shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corp stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 27th. The stock was bought at an average price of $35.65 per share, with a total value of $35,650.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Lloyd C. Hillard, Jr. bought 2,000 shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corp stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 27th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $35.13 per share, with a total value of $70,260.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders bought 3,100 shares of company stock valued at $109,795. 3.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Farmers Capital Bank Corp Company Profile

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company provides a range of banking and bank-related services to customers throughout Central and Northern Kentucky. Its bank subsidiaries include Farmers Bank & Capital Trust Company (Farmers Bank), United Bank & Trust Company (United Bank), First Citizens Bank (First Citizens) and Citizens Bank of Northern Kentucky, Inc (Citizens Northern).

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